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Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
DETROIT — The purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks was $4.5 million, a lawyer said Friday, the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett confirmed a day after the deal. Howard G. Buffett declined to reveal the amount his foundation paid for the items, which have remained in storage in New York for years,
 
2 NC men's convictions overturned in 1983 killing
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
LUMBERTON – One of North Carolina's longest-serving death-row inmates and his half brother are being freed after three decades in prison after another man's DNA was discovered on a cigarette butt left near the body of a girl the siblings were convicted of killing. On Tuesday, a judge overturned the convictions of Henry McCollum, 50, and Leon Brown,
 
U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations
Thursday, August 28, 2014
WASHINGTON – Twenty years after signing the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the United States continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society. A coalition of American civil and human rights groups submitted a report titled “Falling Further Behind:
 
Blacks, Latino educators find other professions
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Minorities are significantly underrepresented in public schools, despite the fact that the number of black and Latino students have increased. A new report from the Center for American Progress in Northwest, “The Leaky Pipeline for Teachers of Color: Getting More Teachers of Color into the Classroom,” revealed that while much has been done in
 
Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
CHARLOTTE – The scandal at Veterans Affairs medical centers has touched a nerve with Robert McCauley. The 67-year-old retired sergeant says his friends have complained over the years about the long wait to see VA doctors. So the Cary veteran listened carefully Tuesday when President Barack Obama addressed the VA's problems at the American Legion
 
CDC study shatters myth about black fathers
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Terrence Morgan has heard the stories over and over. Black men are absent from their children’s lives. An African-American woman stands more likely to be a single mom than any other race. Morgan, 33, who has two sons, ages 6 and 4, lives next door to a close friend who only sees his child once a week. “I just couldn’t live peacefully
 
Private school vouchers unconstitutional
Friday, August 22, 2014
RALEIGH – A new school voucher program was ruled unconstitutional Thursday by a judge who said taxpayer money should not be used for tuition to private or religious schools. The scholarship program for low-income families was supposed to start this week, but is now on hold, Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood ruled. It was not immediately
 
N.C. Department of Public Instruction forced to eliminate jobs
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The agency tasked with implementing the state’s K-12 public school laws and policies is coping with a 10 percent funding cut handed down by lawmakers last week by eliminating more than 50 jobs, many of which are devoted to helping struggling schools. “We’re abolishing approximately 54 positions out of roughly 450 state-funded staff
 
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Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M

DETROIT — The purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa

2 NC men's convictions overturned in 1983 killing

LUMBERTON – One of North Carolina's longest-serving death-row inmates and his half brother

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