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Black startups, Black Wall Street converge in Durham
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
DURHAM – When you describe Google, some of the top words that come to mind might be “innovation” and “entrepreneurship.” When you look back on Durham’s rich history, you can see those same qualities woven through the timeline – from the advent of Black Wall Street to the burgeoning downtown hub that is producing all
‘Mothers of the Movement’ visit North Carolina
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
DURHAM – They may have been thrust into the spotlight because of tragedy, but they are using that notoriety to push for change. And they believe that Hillary Clinton is the woman who can help make it happen. Geneva Reed-Veal, Gwen Carr and Maria Hamilton – the mothers of Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and Dontre Hamilton, respectively, who all died
I’ll never leave my Republican Party
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
With less than seven weeks to go before one of the most historic elections in our nation’s history, and when the GOP needs all the help it can get reaching black voters, the Republican National Committee is suing me – a black Republican – over an event that I created. You can’t make this stuff up. A few facts: I created and hosted
ITT Tech students fight for loan forgiveness
Monday, September 19, 2016
CHARLOTTE – Dozens of former students and graduates of ITT Tech – which has campuses in Charlotte, Durham and High Point – have declared a "debt strike." The civil action means they will no longer be making federal loan payments for the debt they incurred as students at the for-profit institution that shut its doors two weeks ago. The
To all who decided to open accounts in black banks
Monday, September 19, 2016
As president of the National Bankers Association, whose members include many of the black-owned banks that received and are still receiving an unprecedented level of support from all over America, I would like to extend heartfelt gratitude by simply saying, “Thank you!” While efforts to get the black community to utilize black-owned banks is
‘Detroit ‘67’ opens PlayMakers’ Mainstage Season
Sunday, September 18, 2016
CHAPEL HILL – PlayMakers Repertory Company opens the 2016-17 Mainstage Season with Dominique Morisseau’s “Detroit ‘67,” now through Oct. 2. It’s 1967, and the world is shifting for two siblings running an after-hours joint to make ends meet. Tensions mount when dreams diverge, their tight-knit community is threatened by
Shaw volleyball upsets Chowan
Sunday, September 18, 2016
MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The Shaw University women's volleyball team won a five-set thriller 3-2 (25-20, 22-25, 25-19, 15-7) over Chowan at the CIAA Round-Up hosted by the Hawks on Sunday afternoon. With the win, Shaw improves to 5-5 overall and 3-0 in the CIAA, while Chowan falls to 5-6 and 3-1 in conference play. Shaw's depth was critical to outlasting
Pembroke rallies past Shaw
Saturday, September 17, 2016
DURHAM – Shaw put up a gallant effort, but a third-quarter meltdown doomed the Bears in a 38-19 loss to UNC Pembroke Saturday at Durham County Stadium. The margin is the closest loss for the Bears this season after blowout defeats to Limestone and Wingate. The Braves have started the season with three straight wins over CIAA teams. Shaw led at the
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