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Duke celebrates John Hope Franklinís 100th birthday
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
DURHAM – Duke University will host a number of events during the next year paying tribute to preeminent historian John Hope Franklin, who would have turned 100 years old in January. “John Hope Franklin@100: Scholar, Activist, Citizen” will kicked off Jan. 28 with Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist, attorney, former adviser to
Carolina Theatre launches kickstarter campaign
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
DURHAM — One of the Triangle’s most venerable venues for movie lovers is asking supporters to help replace its cinema seats, and offering fabulous perks in return. The historic Carolina Theatre launched a kickstarter campaign to collect donations to help fund the cost of replacing almost 300 seats in their two cinemas in downtown Durham. After
Social media, economics put power in the hands of young blacks
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
DURHAM – African-Americans are responsible for $1.1 trillion in consumer spending annually, creating a powerful economic force that cannot be ignored, a Nielson executive said during her speech last week at North Carolina Central University. Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, senior vice president for strategic alliances and community engagement at the
AACC returns for 14th year
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
RALEIGH – The African American Cultural Celebration just keeps getting bigger and better. Now in it 14th year, the AACC will end the month of January with a bang. The family-friendly event, named a “Top 20 Event” in 2014 by the Southeast Tourism Society, will be held Jan. 31, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History in
11 NC agencies receive grants
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
RALEIGH – Eleven North Carolina-based nonprofits will have a greater impact in 2015 thanks to The Jandy Ammons Foundation, Inc. The local family foundation is giving $234,720 to help the nonprofits fund projects that will support active lifestyles, youth development and exploration. “Charitable organizations create valuable and needed
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Orange County and Free Spirit Freedom will present a two-day event titled “Rural Schools for Colored Children—Path to Freedom,” as part of Black History Month celebrations. A photography exhibit and reception will take place at the Central Orange Senior Center Jan. 31, 3 to 5 p.m., at 103 Meadowland Drive in Hillsborough. The opening
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
WAKE COUNTY The Wake County school board Tuesday approved enrollment caps for 10 schools in 2015-16, but delayed a vote on capping Enloe High until more information is known about possible overflow options. Broughton High had been proposed as Enloe’s overflow school, but the number of students capped out of Enloe could significantly exceed
Knightdale redesign to offer student flexibility
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
KNIGHTDALE – Knightdale High aims to be one of the best high schools in the state within just a few years. A school brimming with pride among students, teachers and families. A school where talents are cultivated and creativity is the order of the day. Walk into Knightdale in the next several years, and you might feel more like you’re on a
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