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African American museum is a ‘living’ testament
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The just-opened National Museum of African American History and Culture is a work-in-progress — in every way. Surprisingly, this is its best asset. In one way, that description is literal. On Media Day, less than 10 days before its grand opening, the museum’s grounds still were littered with cigarette butts, snack bags and other leftovers from
 
Obama emphasizes his legacy’s state of jeopardy
Monday, September 26, 2016
The 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards dinner on Sept. 17 not only featured the last CBCF conference address from the nation’s first black president, but it featured politicians and the organization’s leadership who also stressed the importance of preserving the current political agenda for the benefit of the youth and the
 
Justice Department announces $20M for police body cameras
Monday, September 26, 2016
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Justice Department announced Monday it's awarding more than $20 million for law enforcement agencies around the country to establish or enhance their use of body cameras, a move that comes after several fatal shootings of black men by police that have prompted widespread protests. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the
 
Black community sees Charlotte as glimmering, fake Oz
Saturday, September 24, 2016
CHARLOTTE – To much of the world, Charlotte is the Queen City – a gleaming downtown, state-of-the-art stadiums, sparkling new mass transit, the nation's banking capital. But a very different Charlotte came into the spotlight in the past few days. Move outside the city's core and there are neighborhoods such as the one where a black police
 
NC congressman says Charlotte protesters 'hate white people'
Friday, September 23, 2016
CHARLOTTE – A North Carolina congressman says people are protesting in Charlotte because they "hate white people." U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, a Republican whose district includes parts of Charlotte, was asked by an interviewer for Britain's BBC TV what grievance the protesters have. In the video posted online Thursday, Pittenger responded: "The
 
Charlotte chief: Family will watch police video of shooting
Thursday, September 22, 2016
CHARLOTTE – Charlotte's police chief said Thursday he plans to show video of an officer shooting a black man to the slain man's family, but the video won't be immediately released to the public. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney has said that 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott refused officers' repeated commands to drop a gun, but he said
 
ITT Tech students fight for loan forgiveness
Monday, September 19, 2016
CHARLOTTE – Dozens of former students and graduates of ITT Tech – which has campuses in Charlotte, Durham and High Point – have declared a "debt strike." The civil action means they will no longer be making federal loan payments for the debt they incurred as students at the for-profit institution that shut its doors two weeks ago. The
 
Donors, sponsors generously support African-American History Museum
Friday, September 16, 2016
Sponsorships and donations have been pouring into the new Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is set to open on Sept. 24 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Most recently, the popular 1990s R&B group En Vogue donated their performance-worn dresses to the museum. “Our dresses from the
 
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Duke set to honor campus black architect

DURHAM – Duke University will honor the contributions of campus architect Julian Abele at

African American museum is a ‘living’ testament

The just-opened National Museum of African American History and Culture is a work-in-progress

Obama emphasizes his legacy’s state of jeopardy

The 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards dinner on Sept. 17 not only featured the