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Aetna helps MBK Durham expand services
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
DURHAM – Black boys have the highest dropout rates, and they are among the least likely to attend college. They struggle in school with low-test scores and grades, and are more likely to be placed in special education classes or punished more harshly. Black men are also more likely to be incarcerated than those of other races. These are just some of
 
Judges all but muzzled in complaints against lawmakers
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Judges are considered to be in command of their courtrooms. But when state legislators pass laws attacking them — shortening their terms, shrinking the appellate court — judges are no longer in charge and have few ways to defend themselves. “The legislature is saying to judges, we can redraw your districts, we can redraw your division, we
 
Young, Gifted and Black
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
I was reared and schooled in Detroit, where poverty and oppression eloquently danced while violence and crime serenaded the communities. The crime and oppression in my neighborhood drove me to submit a college application that changed my life's trajectory. I wasn't going to college to become an adult; I faced mature challenges and struggles long before
 
Childhood violence linked to high school dropout
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
DURHAM – Children who have been victims of violence are more likely to drop out of high school before graduation than their peers, according to a new study co-authored by a Duke scholar. Girls who had experienced childhood violence were 24 percent more likely to drop out, while boys were 26 percent more likely. One in five people in the United
 
SCSU’s Solomon recovering in hospital
Monday, December 4, 2017
ORANGEBURG, S.C. — South Carolina State senior guard Tyvoris Solomon is still recovering at Rex Hospital after collapsing on the bench during the first-half of the men's basketball game versus N.C. State Saturday Solomon is in stable condition and will remain in the hospital for testing and observation. Bulldogs head coach Murray Garvin accompanied
 
Black Nativity a staple of Christmas season
Sunday, December 3, 2017
DURHAM – Triangle Performance Ensemble, in collaboration with Wendell Tabb and Xavier Cason, present the annual holiday musical, Black Nativity by Langston Hughes. The stirring, soulful celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ will be performed Dec. 15, 16 and 17 at Hillside High School Theater, 3727 Fayetteville Street. Tickets are $20 adult general
 
Criminal records expulsion now in effect
Saturday, December 2, 2017
RALEIGH — Starting today, more North Carolinians will be able to expunge certain criminal records that give rise to severe barriers to employment, housing and other essential opportunities. On July 28, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law Senate Bill 445, a bipartisan measure that allows most people to expunge all criminal charges that do not result
 
Hip-hop and HIV awareness
Saturday, December 2, 2017
DURHAM – Get tested. Stay safe and know your HIV status. As part of the 2017 World AIDS Day commemoration, The Durham Knows Campaign partnered with Beats n Bars Festival to host a panel discussion and networking event on AIDS awareness. Health experts and hip-hop artists gathered to touch on the theme, “Love, Hip Hop, and HIV,” in front
 
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Cool John Ferguson

Time: 8:30 p.m. Cool John Ferguson will perform

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Clothes Closet/Food Pantry

The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church

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Benefit Concert

Time: 3 to 6 p.m. A holiday gospel benefit

Latest News

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JCSU testing new device for concussion research

CHARLOTTE – The Johnson C. Smith athletic training staff is using a new technology to help

‘We do not need President Trump to honor our own’

The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations has suspended its call for a presidential

Weaver Street Market to open at The Dillon

RALEIGH – Kane Realty Corporation and Federal Capital Partners are opening a Weaver Street