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Rallies over N. Carolina LGBT law begin as lawmakers return
Monday, April 25, 2016
RALEIGH – A day of rallies at North Carolina's statehouse began Monday with the delivery of petitions signed by 180,000 people seeking the repeal of a law that curtails protections for LGBT people. About 200 people gathered on the grounds of the old Capitol building to hear speakers denounce the law known as House Bill 2, or HB2. They then carried
Monday, April 25, 2016
RALEIGH DBL will host Scout Days for its upcoming basketball season in Raleigh April 26-27, 6 p.m. at State Street Community Church, 1200 S. State St. Visit www.dblnba.com. DURHAM DBL will host Scout Days for its upcoming basketball season in Durham. May 3-4, 6 p.m. at Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, 810 N. Alston Ave. Visit dblnba.com. Bull City
Orange County to launch misdemeanor diversion program
Monday, April 25, 2016
The Orange County Criminal Justice Resource Office and criminal justice stakeholders in Orange County announce a new misdemeanor diversion program for eligible 16- and 17-year-old first-time offenders. The purpose of the MDP is to divert first-time arrests or citations for eligible misdemeanor charges. Rather than issuing a citation or making an arrest
Poll: Majority feel overly taxed under McCrory
Monday, April 25, 2016
RALEIGH – If your state tax bill seemed a little higher this year, or your refund a little lower, you're not alone. A new poll by Progress North Carolina Action and conducted by Public Policy Polling found nearly two-thirds of North Carolinians believe state taxes have gone up for working families in general. This comes after Gov. Pat McCrory's tax
Financial lessons go beyond the numbers
Sunday, April 24, 2016
DURHAM – Every year on Christmas morning, Johnetta Ruth Alston’s grandchildren were met with stacks of presents in the living room. But when Alston’s daughter lost her job, the family had to cut back. “There wasn’t no fat white man coming down the chimney because we didn’t have no fireplace in the first place,”
State department, UNC turn to hip-hop to bring world closer
Saturday, April 23, 2016
With battles, braggadocio and bravado being the norm within hip–hop, diplomacy has to be one of the last things that comes to mind. Beef, a common rap term for conflict and that can often be deadly, has to be one of the first. Which is what makes Next Level, a small but far-flung hip-hop initiative supported by the U.S. State Department and run in
Black women can’t celebrate ‘Equal Pay Day’ yet
Saturday, April 23, 2016
The Sewall-Belmont House is located at the National Women’s Party in Washington, D.C. It is one of the oldest houses near the U.S. Capitol, and was the house where Alice Paul wrote the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. On April 12, Equal Pay Day, President Obama designated the house the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National
BOOK: Reconciliation should start with congregations
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism By Drew G.I. Hart Herald Press, $16.99 PB What if our intuitions about race are wrong? What if racial reconciliation doesn’t look like what you expected? The high-profile killings of young black men by white police officers, and the protests and violence that ensured, have convinced
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Impact of parent incarceration on NC children

RALEIGH – More than 179,000 children in North Carolina have been separated from a parent

KYN: Comic book artist creates his own heroes

The funny thing about comic book artist John Marshall is that he didn’t really grow up

Shaw celebrates school year with athletic social

RALEIGH – Shaw University recently celebrated its athletic achievements for the 2015-16