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St. Aug’s Ward reviews first 100 days
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
RALEIGH – Saint Augustine’s University interim president Everett B. Ward has talked the talk and walked the walk during his first 100 days at the school. Ward released a First 100 Days Report last week outlining what he has accomplished and plans for St. Aug’s with the help of faculty, staff and the community. “We made a commitment
Rape survivors’ monument comes to Durham
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
DURHAM – On Sunday, witnesses will see the stories of sexual violence survivors stitched together in the form of a quilt larger than two basketball courts in Durham Central Park. The Monument Quilt will be on display Aug. 24 from 2 to 6 p.m. The 100x100-foot quilt is a traveling monument that “is part of an ongoing project to create a public
N.C. Department of Public Instruction forced to eliminate jobs
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The agency tasked with implementing the state’s K-12 public school laws and policies is coping with a 10 percent funding cut handed down by lawmakers last week by eliminating more than 50 jobs, many of which are devoted to helping struggling schools. “We’re abolishing approximately 54 positions out of roughly 450 state-funded staff
Everyone Needs to Vote
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
This is a call for all eligible black folks to register and vote in every election from now until eternity, so we can stop the rallies, marches and demonstrations related to voting. Despite being the most party-loyal voters in history, and receiving the least for that loyalty, we continue to deal with voting-related issues. If everyone would vote, we
Car Review: 2015 Hyundai Sonata
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Sonata is Hyundai’s second best-selling model, and that is by a silvery thin 2 percentage points. So whenever the Korean automaker changes the car, it is done with great care and planning. For the 2015 model year, Hyundai wants to broaden the Sonata’s customer base and bring it in line as the automaker moves
Mass layoffs linked to increased teen suicide attempts
Monday, August 18, 2014
DURHAM – Mass layoffs may trigger increased suicide attempts and other suicide-related behaviors among some teenagers, says new research from Duke University. Lead author Anna Gassman-Pines found that when 1 percent of a state’s working population lost jobs, suicide-related behaviors increased by 2 to 3 percentage points among girls and black
NC historic preservation tax credits likely to end
Monday, August 18, 2014
RALEIGH – The tax credit that helped people rescue historic businesses and homes in 90 of North Carolina's 100 counties, including plantations, neighborhoods and cotton mills, faces likely extinction as legislators have refused to renew the benefit. The credits likely will end Jan. 1 despite the support of Gov. Pat McCrory, as legislators haven't
Little Miss African American Scholarship crowns a queen!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
LOS ANGELES – The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant successfully celebrated its 21st year and crowned Miyae Folkes, 12, as its new queen. Actresses Laila Ali and Meagan Good hosted, joining Dawnn Lewis who served as the mistress of ceremonies, as little misses ages 6 to 12 competed for scholarships and prizes. Pageant producer Lisa
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St. Aug’s adds 7 to staff

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Report declares 77 million in debt

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