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Who is going to North Carolina charter schools?
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – With the state lifting its cap on charter schools in recent years and 147 charter schools now open in North Carolina, new research from Duke University questions which students the schools are really benefitting. Researcher Helen Ladd, a professor in Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, found that white students account for more than
Co-op market opens in Durham
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
DURHAM – The Durham Co-op Market celebrated its grand opening in April with music, food from local vendors, and plenty of free samples. The market has been an idea in the works since 2008, according to general manager Leila Wolfrum. The concept behind co-op markets is that anyone can buy a share of the company and be a part of governing it by voting
Civil rights production premieres at Common Ground
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
DURHAM – The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle is a visual chronicle that highlights many of the political, social and cultural markers of the 50 years since the passage of Voting Rights Act of 1965. From the black power 1960s to the Blaxploitation ‘70s into the Cosby ‘80s and through the so-called “post-racial” new
More senior citizens maintaining an active sex life
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
May is designated Older Americans Month. This little-known designation is not new. Initially established by President John F. Kennedy in 1963, the month exists to highlight a variety of important issues for the United States' older population. One such topic is sex. And for older Americans, more and more are enjoying an active love life well into their
BOOK: Defying Jim Crow and segregation
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
THE SECRET GAME: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball’s Lost Triumph By Scott Ellsworth Little, Brown & Co., $27 HC Ellsworth’s book “is much more than a story about basketball,” sportswriter Bob Ryan said. It exposes both the history of basketball and, a full decade before the birth of the civil rights movement,
NC Justice Center to honor 8 with awards
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
RALEIGH – Each year, the North Carolina Justice Center presents its Defender of Justice Awards to honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions in the fight against poverty in four areas: legislative advocacy, policy research and advocacy, litigation, and grassroots empowerment. The event will be held on May 14 from 6
Komen Foundation launches church campaign
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
RALEIGH – What better way to reach a large group of African-American women than in church? That’s the idea behind Worship in Pink, a grassroots effort to partner Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast with faith-based organizations to provide educational resources to congregations about breast cancer. “I think our biggest
You equals woman of influence
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
In a study on biblical womanhood with a fabulous group of student wives last fall, we looked at everything the Bible has to say about being a woman. Throughout the pages of their stories, they all had one thing in common: influence. Pick a woman in the Scripture who is known for anything, and you'll find she was a woman of influence. Think about Deborah
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Black women face challenges in building wealth

WASHINGTON – Black women are the only group that has not recovered the jobs they lost in