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Lee, Harris recognized as “history makers”
Saturday, April 22, 2017
RALEIGH – The Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials recognized two North Carolina “History Makers” at the Senator Jeanne H. Lucas Luncheon, part of the larger two-day Black Summit held in Raleigh. Retired North Carolina Senator Howard Lee and Andrea Harris, founder of the N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development, were
 
Savannah State made the right decision
Friday, April 21, 2017
Savannah State University has thrown in the towel. After 17 years of trying to compete with the big boys of Division I, university officials announced this week that they would reclassify back to Division II after the 2018-19 season. “The decision was made after months of discussion and deliberation in an effort to put SSU’s athletics programs
 
Fight continues to ban Confederate flag in Orange County schools
Friday, April 21, 2017
HILLSBOROUGH – The Hate Free Schools Coalition first took the floor at an Orange County school board meeting last December to support a ban on the Confederate flag and all displays of racial and ethnic hatred in public schools. Since then, the coalition’s presence at meetings has steadily grown as more residents, parents, teachers, officials and
 
New women’s minor league team debuts
Friday, April 21, 2017
A new minor league women’s basketball team wants to help female ballers prepare for the WNBA. The Carolina Stars will hold open tryouts April 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina. The Stars are a member of the Women’s Minor League Basketball Association, a nine-team league founded to help players
 
Deacons worthy of honor
Friday, April 21, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – I had the privilege of co-officiating the funeral of a dear friend and former co-laborer in local church ministry last month. Dying at the age of 88, Ed Carroll served as a deacon at Muldraugh Baptist Church in Kentucky for over a half-century, and as the chairman of deacons most of those years. As a 25-year-old serving my first
 
Effort underway to increase minority homeownership
Thursday, April 20, 2017
RALEIGH – White residents in North Carolina are more than 50 percent more likely to own a home than minorities. That's according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development. Several groups have teamed up to try to reverse that trend - including the NAACP, the National Urban League and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. Ron Cooper,
 
St. Aug's basketball hosts golf classic
Thursday, April 20, 2017
St. Augustine's men’s basketball is hosting the Total Athlete Scholarship Golf Classic April 24, 1 p.m. shotgun start, at River Ridge Golf Club in Knightdale. Interested parties can contact coach MarQus Johnson at mbjohnson@st-aug.edu. Kern moves on to Tennessee State Coach Jessica Kern continues to move up the career ladder. After just one season
 
Chatham County Schools getting ahead of teacher shortage
Thursday, April 20, 2017
PITTSBORO — The nationwide teacher shortage potentially puts educator Orlando Dobbin in the driver’s seat. An intern at Pittsboro Elementary in Chatham County Schools, Dobbin is on track to earn a graduate degree in counseling this summer from the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. So the wonder is whether
 
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Pope House Museum honors black pioneers

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