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Steve McQueen to direct authorized Tupac doc
Thursday, May 18, 2017
LOS ANGELES — Academy Award-winner Steve McQueen is set to direct a documentary about Tupac Shakur. Shakur Estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment said that the film is fully sanctioned by the late hip-hop artist’s estate. McQueen is best known for directing “12 Years a Slave,” which won the best picture Oscar in 2014 and
Thursday, May 18, 2017
CITY OF DURHAM Andre N. Pettigrew (above) is the new director of the city’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development. Pettigrew has over 20 years of senior leadership experience in economic development. His position begins May 15. WAKE COUNTY Raleigh Digital Connectors was one of six winners of the 2017 Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards at
Chatham County schools a force in NCASA competition
Thursday, May 18, 2017
WINSTON-SALEM — Among comparably sized school districts in North Carolina, Chatham County schools is second to none. It brought home the top prize for medium-sized districts after the annual meeting of the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities May 8 at Simon G. Atkins Academic & Technology High School. “I am always excited
NCCU's Bell signs with CFL
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Former North Carolina Central quarterback Malcolm Bell will continue his football career in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bell signed Wednesday with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He reported to camp on Thursday. The Richmond, Virginia, native led the Eagles to three straight MEAC championships and a trip to the Air Force Reserve
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
RALEIGH CHAMBER Business Showcase is May 24, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Wake Technical Community College, 9101 Fayetteville Road. Contact: Candice Coffey at 664-7034. June 1, 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Business After Hours, The Courtyard & Residence Inn, 10600 Little Brier Creek Lane. RSVP by May 25 to Candice Coffey at 664-7034. CHAPEL HILL Friends of
American Health Care Act includes ‘age tax’
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
RALEIGH – Analysts predict insurance premiums could go up by as much as $8,000 for people 50 and older under the American Health Care Act that will go before the U.S. Senate in the coming days. In addition to removing protections for people with pre-existing conditions, the bill would allow insurers to charge as much as five times the premium to
‘Celebrate the Q’ with Friends of Oberlin Village
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
RALEIGH – With every intricate stitch that nimble fingers add to the quilt, The Friends of Oberlin Village continue to strengthen the diverse bond of this original freedmen’s community. Created with love by 15 quilters who grew up in Oberlin Village or who worship in Oberlin Road churches: Oberlin Baptist, Wilson Temple United Methodist, White
HBCUs teams move on in postseason
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Grambling State shortstop Marshawn Taylor (left) took three of the top postseason SWAC honors this week. Taylor was named SWAC player of the year, hitter of the year and newcomer of the year. Tigers coach James Cooper was named coach of the year after leading Grambling to a 22-28 overall record and 15-9 conference. Taylor led the SWAC in batting with a
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Supreme Court strikes down congressional districts

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina

Hard work pays off for JCSU’s Miller

CHARLOTTE – Tarick Miller has never been one to shy away from hard work. It’s been

GSU valedictorian achieves academic, athletic success

BATON ROUGE, La. – Raised by a single mother as the middle child of three girls, Shaciarra