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A blockbuster summer ahead for voting rights
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Just as the U.S. Supreme Court wraps up its term with decisions in several high-profile cases expected in late June, state and federal courts here will be gearing up for what promises to be a long hot summer for voting rights – with more to follow. Several constitutional challenges to the sweeping voting law changes enacted in 2013 head to trial
 
Program provides a ‘village’ for youth
Thursday, May 28, 2015
DURHAM – Roughly 23,000 foster children turn 18 years old and age out of state custody each year. According to the Midwest Study of Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth, this group is less likely to succeed in adult life than their peers. They also are more likely to experience homelessness, unemployment, incarceration, and more. Youth
 
Raleigh teen receives life-saving transplant
Thursday, May 28, 2015
RALEIGH – Fifteen-year-old Lennox Robertson received a lifesaving liver transplant earlier this month. Robertson was diagnosed with Hepatic Granulomas Fibrosis (scar tissue in the liver) in June 2014. “Lennox went from (being) a healthy kid from ages 0-12 and then in June 2013 he began itching all over his body, and (I) noticed the whites of
 
Clean power plant affects black quality of life
Thursday, May 28, 2015
WASHINGTON – When Cheeraz Gormon received an invitation to lobby in Washington on behalf of President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan with environmental legal advocacy nonprofit Earthjustice, she was bewildered. “You couldn't have told me even last month that I would be on Capitol Hill actually talking about the Clean Power Plan. I was like,
 
Environment predicts child’s survival
Thursday, May 28, 2015
RALEIGH – A child’s life expectancy in Durham County is just under 80 years old. But that same adult can expect to live almost two years longer in Orange County, which has the longest life expectancy in the state. Those are the results of a new report released by N.C. Child. But the discrepancies don’t just stop between Durham and Orange
 
A call to curb expansion of charter schools in black communities
Thursday, May 28, 2015
WASHINGTON – Parents, students and advocates for strong neighborhood schools continue to pressure civic leaders to end the expansion of charter and contract schools in black and Latino communities across the nation. Jitu Brown, the national director of Journey for Justice Alliance, a coalition of community, youth and parent-led grassroots
 
Emily K Center honors graduates
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
DURHAM – The Emily Krzyzewski Center hosted its annual May March to celebrate a successful academic year and recognition of the graduating class of 2015. Last week’s gathering included approximately 200 students in grades one to 12, plus family, friends and supporters. Fifteen seniors donned different cap and gown colors from the various high
 
Lifestyle, dietary links to glaucoma, cataracts in black women
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Glaucoma Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association suggest a number of tips to help safeguard and improve the eyesight of those concerned with developing glaucoma and cataracts. Among them: • Get regular eye checkups because eye diseases don’t always have symptoms. African- Americans over 35 should get a comprehensive dilated
 
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A blockbuster summer ahead for voting rights

Just as the U.S. Supreme Court wraps up its term with decisions in several high-profile cases

Program provides a ‘village’ for youth

DURHAM – Roughly 23,000 foster children turn 18 years old and age out of state custody

Raleigh teen receives life-saving transplant

RALEIGH – Fifteen-year-old Lennox Robertson received a lifesaving liver transplant earlier