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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
OMEGA PSI PHI The Sixth District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity received several international awards during the 2015 Leadership Conference. North Carolina State Student Body President Khari Cyrus of the Kappa Lambda chapter was awarded the Herman Dreer Leadership Award and received at $6000 scholarship. Michael Boykin, Iota Iota Chapter – Raleigh was
Durham center celebrates 20 years
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
DURHAM – The Ivy Community Center Corporation, a nonprofit entity of the Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrated its 20th anniversary with a weekend of activities. Inspired by the late Artelia Bryant, first president of the ICC Corporation, chapter members gave back to the community in several ways. The chapter sponsored a
Students show off summer projects at Emily K
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
DURHAM – For many schoolchildren, summer often means dips in the pool and breaks from the classroom. However, those at the Emily K Center use part of the summer to engage in learning that is both fun and fruitful. Every summer the Emily K Center invites parents, friends and community members to the Summer Scholars Project Fair and Picnic. Students
Thursday, July 16, 2015
SHAW UNIVERSITY Shaw University will revise its discriminatory policies and procedures for students with disabilities following a complaint filed by Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Advocates for Children’s Services project with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights on behalf of a client with cerebral palsy. Legal Aid
FOCUS gives college scholarships
Thursday, July 16, 2015
FOCUS Organization held its 13th Annual Scholarship Awards Program last month at the Durham Main Public Library. This year’s theme was ‘Focusing on the Legacy of Excellence.’ Minister Robin Hanes Featherstone of Faith Community Church was the guest speaker. Left to right: FOCUS founder Nell Nichols; Kiara Thorpe of Hillside High, Spelman
Over 200 males attend boys leadership camp
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
KING, N.C. – Over 200 young black males ages 8 to 15 from North Carolina and South Carolina gathered at the YMCA’s Camp Hanes for the Sixth District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s Boys’ Leadership Camp. Attendees participated in workshops on Leadership and Citizenship, Conflict Resolution, My Future, Life Skills, Adult and Child CPR,
Rex and Wake Health Services expands care for seniors
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
RALEIGH – Rex Senior Health Center is moving to a new home. The center will become part of Wake Health Services’ new $13 million health center at Rock Quarry Road in the fall. The partnership will expand services for seniors in Southeast Raleigh and other parts of the Triangle. Dr. Leroy Darkes, who helped found the Rex Senior Health Center 17
A warning about hot vehicles and little ones
Monday, July 6, 2015
RALEIGH – With temperatures forecast to hit the upper 90s this week in North Carolina, parents are being reminded of the danger of leaving children unattended in a vehicle. According to Janette Fennell, president and founder of KidsandCars.org, there have been eight such heatstroke deaths in the U.S. so far this year. She says too many parents
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