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Congressman invites HBCU presidents to Capitol Hill
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Dozens of presidents of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities are expected to converge later this month upon the nation’s capital as guests of a Republican House leader who hopes the gathering will help introduce the institutions to his colleagues who have no idea of their history. Rep. Mark Walker, who represents the
 
Emanuel shootings leave holes in Charleston
Thursday, February 16, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The bullet holes in the fellowship hall at Emanuel AME church have been patched, but the holes in the fabric of life in Charleston remain. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton is absent from Goose Creek High School, her exhortations still ringing in the ears of girls who ran track for her. At the library, there’s no one to give just
 
Trump, HB2 beef up ‘Moral March on Raleigh’
Saturday, February 11, 2017
RALEIGH – A massive crowd attended Saturday's annual civil rights rally in North Carolina's capital, beefed up by protesters energized in opposition to President Donald Trump and to a state law limiting LGBT rights and which public bathrooms transgender people can use. Organizers of the "Moral March on Raleigh," led by the state chapter of the NAACP,
 
Events fuel civic engagement, fundraising
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
RALEIGH – Less than two weeks after his inauguration, President Trump's recent policy decisions are having some unexpected side effects. In North Carolina and across the country, they're fueling an unprecedented level of public engagement. Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood report millions of dollars in fundraising
 
Bill to ease class-size limits passes panel
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina school districts would preserve some flexibility with early-grade classroom size limits under legislation that cleared a House committee on Tuesday. Supporters say the bill could preserve staffing for supplemental programs such as art and physical education. The measure, which had bipartisan committee support and the backing
 
Trump’s Supreme Court nominee defensive of religious freedom
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Neil Gorsuch, named Tuesday as President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, is known for his clear, colloquial writing, advocacy for court review of government regulations, defense of religious freedom and skepticism toward law enforcement. Gorsuch is a Colorado native who earned his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in
 
Foundation works to increase black teachers
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The axiom, “Those who cannot do, teach,” missed the point, as far as Blake Nathan is concerned. In fact, Nathan created the Educate Me Foundation on a wholly opposite premise: to mentor and encourage African-American students, high school and college, to pursue careers in education – especially as teachers — and to help existing
 

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Special Black History Month photography exhibit

SMITHFIELD, N.C. – To commemorate Black History Month, Smithfield attorney Craig James has

C-SPAN bus to visit NCCU

DURHAM – C-SPAN’s 45-foot customized bus will visit North Carolina Central

Race in America

The all-too-familiar conversation that black and Latino parents have with their children reveals