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Afrofuturist Series hosts next performance
Saturday, August 20, 2016
DURHAM – The Hayti Heritage Center continues its new program series focused on Afrofuturism, the aesthetic defined as “an intersection of imagination, technology, the future and liberation.” Extra Terrestrial Projects will present stories of Prairie Island, a future landscape at the corner of Blackwell Street and Morehead Avenue, just
Thursday, August 18, 2016
WAKE COUNTY Five finalists each have been announced for the 2016-17 principal and assistant principal of the year. Winners will be announced at an October 5 celebration. Principals: Kendra Culberson, Herbert Akins Elementary Camille Miller, Willow Springs Elementary Muriel Summers, Combs Magnet Elementary Christopher McCabe, Heritage Middle Anthony
Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Are your parents of mixed race? Even if they aren’t, just telling people that you are mixed makes them view you as more attractive. That’s the conclusion of a recent Duke University study published in the June 2016 issue of Review of Black Political Economy. “Being exotic is a compelling idea,” said Robert L. Reece, a Duke
NCCU move-in tradition kicks off new school year
Saturday, August 13, 2016
DURHAM – Nearly 1,570 students moved into residence halls at North Carolina Central University Thursday during Eagle Move-In Day. Current students and volunteers from across campus and the local community were on hand to assist the class of 2020 as they moved their belongings into the 12 residence halls. Eagle Mania, an annual tradition that welcomes
NC community action agencies fill the gaps
Friday, August 12, 2016
RALEIGH – More than 133,000 lower-income North Carolinians are better off today, thanks to the help offered by one of the state's 35 community action agencies. According to the North Carolina Community Action Association, its agencies are serving 100 percent of the state as of 2016. In addition to benefits for individuals and families, said Sharon
TROSA grads to celebrate recovery
Monday, August 8, 2016
DURHAM – Like many addicts, Joseph Canella and Chris Daughety turned to heroin after starting on prescription drugs to ease their torment: physical pain for Canella, depression for Daughety. But both men found their way out of drug dependence at TROSA, a demanding program where sobriety is only part of well-being. On Aug. 14, Canella and Daughety
Durham Boys & Girls Club expands
Thursday, August 4, 2016
For 77 years, the Boys & Girls Club has been providing a safe place for Durham youth to learn and grow. The Durham nonprofit serves 130 children per day and operates as an afterschool program, athletic facility and summer camp. Previously known as the John Avery Boys & Girls Club, the organization changed its name last year to the Boys & Girls
CDC sends funds to North Carolina to fight Zika
Thursday, August 4, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $560,000 to North Carolina to establish methods to rapidly detect microcephaly – a serious birth defect of the brain – and other adverse outcomes caused by the Zika virus infection. The funding also will help North Carolina ensure that affected infants and their families are referred to
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