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Child advocates call for Medicaid expansion
Monday, June 18, 2018
With opioids abuse fueling a dramatic increase in children entering North Carolina’s foster care system, one child advocacy group is calling for Medicaid expansion as the best way to stifle this trend. NC Child, a Raleigh-based organization that advocates for “public policies to ensure all children – regardless of race, ethnicity or place
Why black women’s experiences of #MeToo are different
Sunday, June 17, 2018
In April, a 25-year-old black woman named Chikesia Clemons was violently arrested by police at a Waffle House restaurant in Alabama. A video of the arrest that went viral shows police pulling Clemons from her chair and throwing her to the floor. In the process, her breasts are exposed and her dress rides up in the back. When she attempts to cover her
Early voting bill would change North Carolina schedule, time
Friday, June 15, 2018
RALEIGH — North Carolina Republican lawmakers are again looking at changing the rules on the state’s extremely popular early in-person voting, which has prompted legal action in the past. The full House gave initial approval Thursday to legislation to change the 17-day early voting schedule and require more consistent voting times statewide.
2018 Triangle Tribune Father of the Year
Friday, June 15, 2018
DURHAM – Jeremy Miles said it’s an honor to be recognized as the Triangle Tribune Father of the Year, especially since it’s his first year as a dad. “It definitely caught me off guard because I didn’t expect it at all,” he said. “It’s definitely an honor. My first year as a father, it taught me a lot, which
Student-athletes making the grade
Friday, June 15, 2018
Former Clemson coach Audra Smith loses one job and gains another. Smith was released in March after an 11-19 season (1-15 ACC) and a 52-99 overall record. South Carolina State women’s basketball coach Doug Robertson also was let go in March after 10 seasons. Smith takes over Robertson’s position after being named SCSU’s new coach.
SCHOOL NEWS: Orange County
Friday, June 15, 2018
Three principals were hired during the last school board meeting: Aisha Howard is the new principal at McDougle Elementary. Howard previously was the principal at Oak Grove Elementary in Durham Public Schools. Prior to that, she was principal of North Elementary in Person County Schools. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from
Project taps the power of black women to get men to the doctor
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Glenn E. Simmons Jr. knows firsthand the power of the woman in African-American culture. "It was my mother who was adamant about certain things going a certain way," he said. It's often true that women are the leaders in black families, Simmons said, which is why he was on board with a colleague's effort to help women encourage men to take control of
BOOK: 25 years of renegade poetics
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets Edited by Bianca Lynne Spriggs and Jeremy Paden University Press of Kentucky, $24.95 PB The Appalachian region stretches from Mississippi to New York, encompassing rural areas as well as cities from Birmingham to Pittsburgh. Though Appalachia’s people are as diverse as its terrain, few other regions in
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Artist Ernie Barnes comes home

RALEIGH – The wait is almost over for one of the most anticipated art exhibits in quite

CONCERT: Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads

Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads June 29, 8:30 p.m. Motorco Music Hall (919) 901-0975 Mystic

Judge won’t restore North Carolina judicial primaries

RALEIGH — A federal judge has definitively ruled out judicial primaries in North Carolina