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Fight continues to ban Confederate flag in Orange County schools
Friday, April 21, 2017
HILLSBOROUGH – The Hate Free Schools Coalition first took the floor at an Orange County school board meeting last December to support a ban on the Confederate flag and all displays of racial and ethnic hatred in public schools. Since then, the coalition’s presence at meetings has steadily grown as more residents, parents, teachers, officials and
 
New women’s minor league team debuts
Friday, April 21, 2017
A new minor league women’s basketball team wants to help female ballers prepare for the WNBA. The Carolina Stars will hold open tryouts April 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina. The Stars are a member of the Women’s Minor League Basketball Association, a nine-team league founded to help players
 
Deacons worthy of honor
Friday, April 21, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – I had the privilege of co-officiating the funeral of a dear friend and former co-laborer in local church ministry last month. Dying at the age of 88, Ed Carroll served as a deacon at Muldraugh Baptist Church in Kentucky for over a half-century, and as the chairman of deacons most of those years. As a 25-year-old serving my first
 
Effort underway to increase minority homeownership
Thursday, April 20, 2017
RALEIGH – White residents in North Carolina are more than 50 percent more likely to own a home than minorities. That's according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development. Several groups have teamed up to try to reverse that trend - including the NAACP, the National Urban League and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. Ron Cooper,
 
St. Aug's basketball hosts golf classic
Thursday, April 20, 2017
St. Augustine's men’s basketball is hosting the Total Athlete Scholarship Golf Classic April 24, 1 p.m. shotgun start, at River Ridge Golf Club in Knightdale. Interested parties can contact coach MarQus Johnson at mbjohnson@st-aug.edu. Kern moves on to Tennessee State Coach Jessica Kern continues to move up the career ladder. After just one season
 
Durham CAN wants city to retake property
Thursday, April 20, 2017
DURHAM – Over 400 delegates of Durham Congregations Associations and Neighborhoods will meet with city officials Monday to discuss the future of Fayette Place. Durham CAN is a grassroots network of affiliates whose mission is to provide affordable opportunities for low-income families. The meeting will be held at Monument of Faith Church, 900 Simmons
 
Chatham County Schools getting ahead of teacher shortage
Thursday, April 20, 2017
PITTSBORO — The nationwide teacher shortage potentially puts educator Orlando Dobbin in the driver’s seat. An intern at Pittsboro Elementary in Chatham County Schools, Dobbin is on track to earn a graduate degree in counseling this summer from the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. So the wonder is whether
 
Senegalese artist and scholar commemorates ‘Negro Arts’
Thursday, April 20, 2017
CHAPEL HILL — The Sonja Haynes Stone Center, in partnership with The Palace International, will host a special film screening and discussion of the 50th anniversary of the historic 1966 World Festival of Negro Arts featuring Senegalese artist and scholar Bouna Ndiaye. Ndiaye will discuss his findings and show select archival footage from his upcoming
 
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