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BOOK: Preserving the work of black feminists
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Spill Scenes of black feminist fugitivity By Alexis Pauline Gumbs Duke University, $17.99 PB Black women’s poetry is having a moment. From Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen” garnering multiple awards and many reviews to Warsan Shire’s poetry rocketing up the best-seller lists after being featured in Beyoncé’s Lemonade,
A plan to rebuild black wealth and homeownership
Thursday, July 14, 2016
While economists contend that the economic recession is over, the reality for much of black America is starkly different. Racial disparities in unemployment and under-employment persist. And homeownership, a key measure of economic health for consumers and communities alike, continues its downward decline even now. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 41.9
Community honors 25-year legislative veteran
Thursday, July 14, 2016
DURHAM – This year will mark 25 years that Rep. Paul Luebke, D-30 has served in the legislature. After Mickey Michaux, Luebke is the most senior Democrat in the General Assembly. Community members, friends and family gathered Sunday at the Hayti Heritage Center to honor Luebke for this historic accomplishment. Despite past health complications, and
September date set for voter ID state trial
Thursday, July 14, 2016
RALEIGH – A challenge to North Carolina's new voter identification requirement will go to trial in state court this fall setting the stage for a possible decision before early in-person voting begins for the big November election. Superior Court Judge Michael Morgan on Monday set Sept. 26 for the trial, which could last a week or two. Morgan asked
Violence brings cry for 'true way of our Lord'
Thursday, July 14, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The collision of fear and mistrust have driven the violence upon violence that killed two black civilians and five police officers in three separate states in as many days. "There is a fear on the part of police officers when they go into the black community, and that fear heightens their approach to these problems," said Southern
To trust or not to trust?
Thursday, July 14, 2016
I remember growing up and hearing all the time, “Babygirl be careful who you trust?” I think, as I grew older I stopped listening to that saying and started trusting everyone that entered into my world, until I was hurt so bad that I was broken. Have you ever been to that place of brokenness, and you don’t know whom you can trust? That
VUUís Johnson signs pro contract
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Virginia Union senior Kiana Johnson will continue her playing career in Finland. Johnson, the 2015-16 CIAA Player of the Year and NCAA Division II Player of the Year, will suit up for the Forssan Alku club of the Finnish league for women. “It will be a good test for Kiana, but I believe she will shine on the court and put up big numbers as she did
Luncheons jump-start football season
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Let the countdown begin! The HBCU football season is less than six weeks away, when two games officially open the season on Sept. 1. Unofficially, however, the season starts at the first football luncheon. The SWAC opened the HBCU season with its luncheon this past Friday in Birmingham, Alabama. Most notably gone is Alcorn State coach Jay Hopson, who
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Harriet Tubmanís Underground Railroad offers living history

“I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.” - Harriet