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HBCU NEWS
Friday, May 1, 2015
N.C. CENTRAL The School of Law has received a $250,000 gift from Attorney John D. Fassett, a former U.S. Supreme Court law clerk at the time of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. The gift, received March 11, will assist the School of Law in creating an endowed professorship for a faculty member who can make contributions to legal reform in
 
Who is going to North Carolina charter schools?
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – With the state lifting its cap on charter schools in recent years and 147 charter schools now open in North Carolina, new research from Duke University questions which students the schools are really benefitting. Researcher Helen Ladd, a professor in Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, found that white students account for more than
 
Co-op market opens in Durham
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
DURHAM – The Durham Co-op Market celebrated its grand opening in April with music, food from local vendors, and plenty of free samples. The market has been an idea in the works since 2008, according to general manager Leila Wolfrum. The concept behind co-op markets is that anyone can buy a share of the company and be a part of governing it by voting
 
NC Justice Center to honor 8 with awards
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
RALEIGH – Each year, the North Carolina Justice Center presents its Defender of Justice Awards to honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions in the fight against poverty in four areas: legislative advocacy, policy research and advocacy, litigation, and grassroots empowerment. The event will be held on May 14 from 6
 
SCHOOL NEWS
Thursday, April 23, 2015
DURHAM COUNTY Neal Middle teachers Justus McGee and Ursela Jones recently were named N.C. State Kenan Fellows for 2015-16. The program, through the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science, provides curriculum and leadership development opportunities for K-12 teachers selected. Kenan Fellows spend five weeks during the summer interning in
 
Workshop teaches dance and healthy living
Thursday, April 23, 2015
DURHAM – Living healthy, eating right and checking your blood pressure is the focus of high-energy dance classes every week at W.D. Hill Recreation Center. The classes are part of a free workshop organized by the African-American Dance Ensemble every Wednesday evening. The workshop offers free weight checks and blood pressure monitoring, as well as
 
Conserve time and water while growing gardens
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Reduce your workload, increase productivity and be water wise, whether you are planning, planting or already harvesting produce, or enjoying beautiful floral displays from your garden. Container gardeners may want to invest in self-watering pots. These containers have built-in reservoirs to reduce watering frequency. Commercial and homemade self-watering
 
Healthful eating while living away from home
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Being away on business or vacation can mean frequent unhealthy fast food or expensive restaurants, but one clever cook has the perfect solution. The winner of the national "Away From Home Cooking Recipe Contest," Lauren Wyler, created a delicious travel-friendly recipe, one that can be made in Extended Stay America's fully equipped hotel room kitchens.
 
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Black women face challenges in building wealth

WASHINGTON – Black women are the only group that has not recovered the jobs they lost in

Black women killed by police are ignored

You know their names – Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice – because these black

HBCU NEWS

N.C. CENTRAL The School of Law has received a $250,000 gift from Attorney John D. Fassett, a