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A ‘hug’ for victims of Matthew
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolinians can provide some extra warmth this winter for the survivors of Hurricane Matthew who are still struggling to put their lives back in order. Donations are being accepted for a program called Blankets of Love to be donated to hurricane victims around the state. Ericka Jones Whitaker, CEO of Southeastern Community and Family
 
Triangle MLK events
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
RALEIGH Jan. 16 11 a.m.: MLK Memorial Day March, departs from State Capitol Building 12 p.m.: Idea Generation Next – College Edition, Duke Energy Center, 2 E. South St. 5:30 p.m.: MLK Evening Musical Celebration, Duke Energy DURHAM Jan. 16: 7 a.m.: MLK Celebration Prayer Breakfast, Sheraton Imperial Hotel 10 a.m.: Unity March & Rally,
 
Family history can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Pam (left) was only 43 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She says she was disappointed but not surprised. Most women, especially young women like her, would be shocked. But she has had several close family members diagnosed with breast cancer, which makes it more likely that she will get the disease. "I was diagnosed at the same age my
 
Envisioning the South without people of color
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Donald Trump’s assent to the nation’s highest office has re-energized hate groups who denounce America’s growing multiculturalism. Immediately after the election, supporters openly engaged in intimidation, harassment, and violence against immigrants, Muslims, women, gays, and people of color. A property in one community was defaced with
 
Full Frame receives NEA grant
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
DURHAM – National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $30,000 to the Center for Documentary Studies to support the 2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The funds
 
Weary North Carolina voters wish for a less acrimonious 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
OXFORD, N.C. – In politically divided North Carolina, weary voters are hoping elected officials can set aside differences and effectively govern after a bruising election and bitter fight over transgender restroom access. The Republican-controlled legislature is due back Wednesday, tasked with working with a newly elected Democratic governor, Roy
 
SCOTUS temporarily blocks NC
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
RALEIGH – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked a lower court ruling ordering North Carolina legislators to redraw state legislative districts by March 15 and hold special elections within the altered districts this fall. Tuesday's court order granted the request of North Carolina Republican legislative leaders and state officials to
 
HBCU all-star games highlight talent
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Shaw seniors Keelan Jones, Venson Jones Jr. and Bruce Parker Jr. will participate in Sunday’s HBCU Spirit of America Bowl in Virginia Beach. The bowl will feature 110 top HBCU football players across the country. The players will join their coach, Adrian Jones, who was named one of two head coaches for the game. Keelan Jones was named second-team
 
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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: Concert

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16th African American Cultural Festival

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Coastal communities in limbo after Hurricane Matthew

PRINCEVILLE, N.C. – "Should I stay or should I go?" That's the question for thousands of

National grant to train principals on bullying

With a $4.1 million grant to research bullying, researchers at the University of

Zaniac Learning opens first Triangle location

CARY – Zaniac, a STEM-based learning center, is officially opening its first Triangle