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2018 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
How often do we take a minute out of our day to think about what it’s like to be a victim of crime? To think about our friends and neighbors who wake up and go about their regular day and suddenly suffer an assault: blindsided as they go to work, get into their car or run an errand. These fellow North Carolinians – hundreds every year –
 
Maternal deaths among black women continue troubling trend
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The anticipation of bringing a new bundle of joy into the world – and all that comes with it – can be both exciting and stressful for moms-to-be. But if you are an expectant African-American mother, there is much more at stake, according to a recent study. Having a baby comes with several risk factors, and too many black moms die during and
 
From rally to power: the civic obligation of young black leaders
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Who would have thought that in less than 15 days, I would have to coordinate and manage 1,000 young, black student leaders from over 24 cities on 17 buses in the name of gun reform and safety? The reality is, sometimes the work chooses you. I started my new job one day before the mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We’ve
 
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Lack of progress on NC students’ test scores ‘frustrating’

A lack of progress on North Carolina students’ test scores is “frustrating,”

Where have all the church organists gone?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Has playing the organ become a dying art? What has happened to the

Raleigh kicks off National Small Business Week

RALEIGH – The City of Raleigh will host the second event for “Connect