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Remembering Umar Muhammad
Monday, August 7, 2017
DURHAM – Family, friends and colleagues of Umar Muhammad filled the sanctuary at the St. Joseph’s African Methodist Episcopal Church Saturday afternoon to reflect on the life and legacy of the young activist. Muhammad, who fought tirelessly to help ex-felons have a second chance at life, was killed in a motorcycle accident on July 17. He had a
Panel OKs ban on litigation by UNC Center
Thursday, August 3, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – An academic center that helps the poor and disenfranchised may be stopped from performing courtroom work under a proposed ban approved by a committee on Tuesday. If approved by the University of North Carolina's policy-making board, the ban would prohibit the UNC Center for Civil Rights from representing clients who pursue cases
Durham archivist showcases blacks in Durham County
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
DURHAM – Andre Vann has spent most of his life chronicling history, both as a personal and a professional endeavor. He is the archives coordinator at N.C. Central University, and teaches history there, as well. He has given talks on local history, has taught about it and has written books about it. His third and newest book, “African-Americans
NCCU Chancellor meets with black media
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
DURHAM – One month after being made North Carolina Central University’s permanent chancellor, Johnson O. Akinleye opened his door to members of the area's black press. During the meeting, Akinleye expressed his intent to build a strong relationship with the media and his dedication to growing NCCUs academic portfolio. “The question is not
Khaleef's story: How excessive court costs ruin lives
Friday, July 28, 2017
“My primary focus in life is my daughter,” Khaleef told the judge. On May 2, 2016, Khaleef’s love for his daughter presented him with an impossible dilemma. Earlier that evening he received a text message from his friend warning him that his 6-month-old daughter Nadeera was lying on the floor, neglected. Nadeera was unattended while the
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DURHAM – Twelve of the 14 candidates vying for the three open seats on the Durham City