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Rape survivors’ monument comes to Durham
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
DURHAM – On Sunday, witnesses will see the stories of sexual violence survivors stitched together in the form of a quilt larger than two basketball courts in Durham Central Park. The Monument Quilt will be on display Aug. 24 from 2 to 6 p.m. The 100x100-foot quilt is a traveling monument that “is part of an ongoing project to create a public
Mass layoffs linked to increased teen suicide attempts
Monday, August 18, 2014
DURHAM – Mass layoffs may trigger increased suicide attempts and other suicide-related behaviors among some teenagers, says new research from Duke University. Lead author Anna Gassman-Pines found that when 1 percent of a state’s working population lost jobs, suicide-related behaviors increased by 2 to 3 percentage points among girls and black
Art Pope’s Roses store creates controversy in SE Raleigh
Thursday, August 14, 2014
RALEIGH – Former North Carolina budget director Art Pope will open a new Roses store and grocery in the old Kroger building in Southeast Raleigh. Pope has long been criticized in the black community for using the millions of dollars he makes from his Variety Wholesalers Inc. chain stores to fund legislation that suppresses African-Americans, other
Barber delivers call-to-action speech at NAACP banquet
Thursday, August 14, 2014
RALEIGH – N.C. NAACP President William Barber delivered a Moral Monday-worthy speech at the Raleigh-Apex NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Banquet last weekend. Members dined and chatted before Barber took the stage as the special guest speaker of the evening. Every year NAACP branches across the country host a Freedom Fund banquet to honor local citizens
Durham community talks race and reparations
Thursday, August 14, 2014
DURHAM – How do you compensate a race of people with a 400-year history of enslavement in this country? The Southern Anti-Racism Network hosted a community conversation that addressed that question and more in regards to race and reparations for African-Americans. William Darity, the Samuel DuBois Cook professor of public policy, African and African
Transplant over, now costs loom
Thursday, August 7, 2014
DURHAM – Nasir Holman always keeps a smile on his face, even while confined to a hospital. Nasir, 11, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January, received a lifesaving stem-cell transplant on April 29 by doctors at Duke University Medical Center. It’s his second go-around with cancer. “They (doctors) told me that it
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