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Divisional play heats up standings
Friday, January 20, 2017
The MEAC will host its annual national anthem and halftime performance auditions for the MEAC Basketball Tournament Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Granby Theater in Norfolk, Virginia. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A second CIAA matchup will be televised tomorrow between Winston-Salem State and Fayetteville State at 4 p.m. on Aspire Network. Since
 
Bull City Unitedís Week of Peace
Thursday, January 19, 2017
DURHAM – The inaugural Durham Week of Peace, originally scheduled Jan. 1-7 in eight Durham County neighborhoods, was postponed the last two nights due to inclement weather. However, the week wrapped up on Jan. 14 with candlelight vigils and ceremonies to pay homage to those lost in 2016 to gun violence. Over 900 community members and county officials
 
CIAA adds 7 to HOF class
Thursday, January 19, 2017
CHARLOTTE – ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith is among seven inductees into the 2016-17 John B. McLendon Jr. Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held at the Hall of Fame Breakfast Feb. 24, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center during CIAA Tournament week. "We are pleased to honor this distinguished group of individuals whose talents and
 
Wake County urged to remove school police officers
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Ramiyah Robinson bristles at the idea that this — the shocking video of a violent altercation between a school resource officer and a teenage girl at Wake County’s Rolesville High School — is an “isolated incident.” “It’s not something new,” Robinson, a senior at Southeast Raleigh High, said. “It
 
NCCU Art Museum exhibits student art
Thursday, January 19, 2017
DURHAM – The North Carolina Central University Art Museum presents “Durham's Finest,” an exhibition of outstanding student artwork from Durham Public Schools. The exhibit will run through Jan. 29. In this select show, four two-dimensional pieces of art represent each school, plus three-dimensional art. This unique show is the school
 
Buying Black: Detergent maker meets consumer demands
Thursday, January 19, 2017
ATLANTA — Consumers suffering from allergies need a hypoallergenic detergent to keep them clean and comfortable. Black-owned, Atlanta-based, detergent manufacturer, The True Products, LLC, fulfills that demand with its new fragrance- and dye-free laundry detergent set to launch in January. Formulated specifically for consumers with sensitive skin,
 
Congressional Black Caucus to be more aggressive under Trump
Thursday, January 19, 2017
WASHINGTON – For almost eight years, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus existed in the shadow of the first black president. They praised President Barack Obama's achievements while at the same time pushing him to do more for their constituents who overwhelmingly supported his history-making campaign and administration. But with Obama set
 
Durham NAACP seeks more visibility
Thursday, January 19, 2017
DURHAM – The Durham Chapter of the NAACP has a new leader. Since stepping into his new role Jan. 1, Roland Staton said he is aware of the challenges ahead. Staton said he wants to move forward with more outreach, pushing forward and promoting equal rights for all and making a difference on a local, state and national level. “Out of a challenge
 
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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: Concert

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From drugs to Hollywood, actor returns to Durham

DURHAM – When he was a little boy, Stephen Barrington wanted to be an actor. But by the

Advocates debate fairness of DPS suspensions

DURHAM – A presentation on discipline and suspension in Durham Public Schools was held at

Mediterranean restaurant Vidrio opens its doors

RALEIGH – Vidrio, the latest restaurant in Raleigh from hospitality group LM Restaurants