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Shaw University aids student’s ‘walk’
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
RALEIGH – When Danette Majette crossed the stage at the Raleigh Auditorium earlier this month as a 2016 magna cum laude graduate of Shaw, nobody could see the post-traumatic stress disorder that caused chronic pain, depression and anxiety following a retail job injury that almost kept her away. She knew she could not sit for long periods of time and
Nu Development aims to give back to the community
Thursday, May 19, 2016
When Dosali Reed-Bandele and Cimarron Reed first met in the late 1990s, they were in college with Reed-Bandele attending Livingstone College and Reed at Saint Augustine’s University. “I was visiting a mutual friend at St. Augustine’s and we lost touch. A year later we saw each other at Black College Day in Raleigh — and the rest is
Hillside seniors named Gates scholars
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Hillside High seniors’ Anthony Teachey and Tamontae Stanton-Jones have been named Gates Millennium Scholars in the final year of the program. This is the second year in a row that two Hillside students have earned the honor. Last year, Hillside’s Kiara Thorpe and Jolil Smoke, and Ming Lin from Northern High became Gates Millennium Scholars.
FAMU president urges NCCU grads to maintain authenticity
Monday, May 16, 2016
DURHAM – North Carolina Central awarded more than 438 graduate and professional diplomas Friday during the university’s 127th annual commencement exercises. Degrees conferred included 156 law degrees, along with 64 master’s degrees in science, 59 in social work, 40 in library science and 33 in education. Other advanced degrees awarded
Booker urges NCCU graduates to stay faithful
Monday, May 16, 2016
DURHAM — North Carolina Central) awarded over 700 diplomas Saturday during the university’s 127th baccalaureate ceremony. U.S. Senator Cory Booker delivered the address to the largest graduating class in the university’s 105-year history. Booker began his address by giving a history of his family’s connection to NCCU. His late
TROSA graduates put addiction in the past
Thursday, May 12, 2016
DURHAM – The 33 men and women scheduled to graduate Sunday from Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers know far too much about the personal chaos of addiction. None more so than Arman Imani and William Bradley. A drug user from age 14, Imani was living with a girlfriend in Wilmington when he suffered a heroin overdose and awoke in an
SEEDS hosts 8th annual pie social
Thursday, May 12, 2016
DURHAM – Lots of pies will help send a group of young people from Durham across the country to learn about sustainable urban farming, environmental awareness and social accountability. SEEDS (South Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces) is hosting its Eighth Annual Pie Social on May 21 to raise money for the DIG (Durham Inner-City Gardeners)
Durham program gives underserved a ‘step up’
Monday, May 2, 2016
DURHAM – Nothing stops a bullet than a job, said Keith Daniel of the newly-formed nonprofit group, StepUp Durham, during last week’s monthly meeting of the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. The group, which focuses on employment opportunities and life skills training, shared its mission before the coalition at Shepherd’s House
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