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Falcons, Bears rivalry needs a spark
Friday, January 29, 2016
Time was a basketball game between St. Augustine’s and Shaw was a got-to-be-there date. No matter the records among the four teams, anybody could win. Technically, anybody still can win on any given night, but that’s not going to happen Monday – at least for the women. Nope. Nada. Taint happening. The Lady Falcons have won three games
Unrepresented by our representatives
Friday, January 29, 2016
Does it really matter who wins the presidency? How can it matter to black folks, considering the way we “play” politics? We have no power, no leverage, and little or no influence in the political arena, and, even worse, it seems we are reluctant to do what it takes to gain any political clout. So why do we care so much about the upcoming
Citizens press Wake school board for public records
Thursday, January 28, 2016
RALEIGH – All Calla Wright wants is public information. On July 28, 2015, Wright, founder of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African-American Children, sent an email to Wake County Public Schools Superintendent Jim Merrill asking for the most recent test data/statistic reports disaggregated by ethnicity and gender to include the
NC Advocates support Oklahoma assault survivors
Thursday, January 28, 2016
RALEIGH – Advocates from the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault recently participated in the National Justice Ride in Oklahoma City along with hundreds of activists, artists and community members from across the country to stand with survivors of sexual violence. The event was organized by Black Women’s Blueprint to stand with the
Calls for Medicaid expansion grows
Thursday, January 28, 2016
DURHAM – “Of all forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane,” Martin Luther King Jr. once said. His quote marks the heading of a letter written to Governor Pat McCrory by the Coalition for Health Care of North Carolina. The Durham-based community organization is dedicated to quality, affordable health
Health leaders unite to combat childhood obesity
Thursday, January 28, 2016
DURHAM – One in three children ages 2-19 are overweight or obese in the United States, ad the American Heart Association says almost none meet healthy diet and physical activity recommendations. French fries are the most common vegetable children eat, making up 25 percent of their total vegetable intake. Juice accounts for 40 percent of their daily
Nonpartisan support for Connect NC Bond
Thursday, January 28, 2016
RALEIGH – In less than two months at the March 15 primary, North Carolina voters will have their say on a bond referendum that supporters say would offer much-needed funding for the university and community college systems, National Guard, state parks, and water and sewer systems. The Connect NC bond - essentially acting as a loan - would provide $2
Chapel Hill Zetas celebrate 96 years
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority–Eta Phi Zeta Chapter participated in a series of events during its recent Founders’ Day weekend to honor the organization’s founding principles of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood. Chapel Hill Zetas were in attendance Jan. 16 during the 14th Annual Triangle Founders Day Program. The event at the
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DURHAM – There were 45 deaths in Durham last year as the result of violence. For years