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Going to school in black and white
Friday, August 18, 2017
DURHAM – The summer of 1970 was tinged with anticipation for LaHoma Smith Romocki. The rising eighth-grader in Durham Public Schools awaited the arrival of a letter assigning her to a new school as part of the court-ordered desegregation of schools. “The knowledge that the unwanted school reassignment was coming hovered over me like a pesky
CIAA North: Bowie hoping third time is charm
Thursday, August 17, 2017
The CIAA football season is just days away. The Northern Division is looking to end a two-year stranglehold by the South. And while, on paper, the division appears much stronger, Winston-Salem State still rules the nest. • Bowie State (runner-up): 2016 was supposed to be the Bulldogs’ year. After blowing a second-half lead to the Rams in the
Protesters pack Durham courthouse
Thursday, August 17, 2017
DURHAM – Dozens of demonstrators packed a North Carolina courthouse on Thursday to support people arrested for toppling a Confederate monument, while a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee was vandalized nearby at Duke University. The rally at Durham's jail and court complex began with 100 protesters marching to symbolically surrender to deputies for
When white supremacists come to town
Thursday, August 17, 2017
I live in Charlottesville, Virginia. You may have heard of it. You may have seen my city on the news or on your Twitter feed after several white nationalist and white supremacist groups converged on our downtown park to protest the potential removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. You likely have seen the images of confederate flags and swastikas, protesters
Crowns: church, black women and hats
Thursday, August 17, 2017
RALEIGH – Go to any black church on a Sunday, and you’re bound to see a colorful hat or two bobbing over the heads of the parishioners. Go on an Easter Sunday, and the hats will look like confetti tossed over the crowd. But do you know why the bold, colorful hats are so popular? The musical “Crowns” will explore the answer to that
DHHS observes health center week
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
RALEIGH — This week the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services joined with the N.C. Community Health Center Association, citizens and partners across the state to observe National Health Center Week. In recognition, DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D., visited the Advance Community Health Center in Raleigh on Tuesday, and Gov. Roy Cooper
‘Raging Babe’ returns to Triangle
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
DURHAM – Last year, Michelle “Raging Babe” Rosado visited Raleigh to help a local boxing promoter make his mark in North Carolina. Rosado and her company, Raging Babe, did just that, and have now emerged as North Carolina’s newest boxing promoter. On Oct. 19, Raging Babe promotes its own event at the Durham Armory, aptly named
More arrests made in toppling of Confederate statue
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
RALEIGH – More protesters were arrested Wednesday for participating in a demonstration that toppled a Confederate statue in North Carolina. The statue in Durham came down Monday night when a protester climbed a ladder to attach a rope, and demonstrators on the ground pulled the bronze soldier from its pedestal. On Wednesday, Dante Strobino and Ngoc
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Durham College Anniversary

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