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Hero Sports, Athlon recognize N.C. A&T football
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
GREENSBORO – HERO Sports released its 2018 preseason Football Championship Subdivision All-American teams and preseason Top 25. N.C. A&T was a part of both. Three members from A&T’s 12-0 MEAC championship, Celebration Bowl winning team earned recognition on one of the three All-American teams. Sophomore cornerback Frank McCain and
 
Rites of Passage marks transition into manhood
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
DURHAM – Brothers Kyle, 16, and Rasheed Hardison, 13, were initiated into manhood during the Durham Business and Professional Chain’s 29th annual Rites of Passage graduation ceremony Sunday. The ceremony is a way to honor and uplift young African-American men as they begin to accept leadership roles in the community. The DBPC Cultural Committee
 
A honey of a program
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
DURHAM – Bees are dying at alarming numbers. That may seem like good news to homeowners who are tired of getting stung when they mow their lawns, but it’s actually bad news since bees are essential pollinators for plants and crops. The Honeybee Conservancy is hoping to reverse the trend, and two Durham organizations are now part of that plan.
 
NC NAACP vows to fight ‘racist’ bills
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
RALEIGH – “It will not succeed. We call on the nation to stand with us as we reject this succession bill,” the Rev. T. Anthony Spearman told a crowd gathered at the North Carolina NAACP State Office in Raleigh Monday, referring to the latest bill attempting to require an ID to vote. Spearman called the current legislative session of the
 
Apex church expands outreach
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
APEX – A verse in the Bible says, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” It’s a verse that is oft-quoted, but rarely put into practice. At the White Oak Missionary Baptist Church in Apex, it’s the essence of the church’s ministry. Soon, the
 
Racism still fuels health disparities, limits food access
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
DURHAM – Contemporary problems of health, hunger and wealth grow from deep roots of institutional and personal racism, said participants at this year’s Healthy Durham meeting during sometimes-heated discussions. The event at the Durham Convention Center brought together city and county officials, academics, social workers, private and nonprofit
 
National Register adds 6 NC historic places
Monday, June 11, 2018
RALEIGH – Six individual properties across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The listing of a property places no obligation or restriction on a private owner using private resources to maintain or alter the property. Over the years, various federal and state incentives have been introduced to assist private
 
Tall, male and white is positive; tall, male and black, not so much
Monday, June 11, 2018
CHAPEL HILL – While being tall is an obvious bonus for basketball players, height might just as successfully get you a raise and a job in a boardroom. Especially if you’re a white man. Height, especially for men, is typically associated with confidence, competence and health. But according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at
 
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Artist Ernie Barnes comes home

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CONCERT: Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads

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Judge won’t restore North Carolina judicial primaries

RALEIGH — A federal judge has definitively ruled out judicial primaries in North Carolina