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Hungry children in rich America
Friday, February 5, 2016
Sarah is 3 years old. She and her 6-year-old brother, Bryce, are inseparable except when it's time for him to visit the summer food program that provides meals at a school near his Ohio home for children who otherwise would go hungry. Sarah's too young to make the trip. One morning after Bryce had his fill of food for the day, he made a detour before
 
Low-income students need more support
Friday, February 5, 2016
The public rationale for many of the efforts to dismantle traditional public education with various privatization schemes almost always includes the claim that it is all about helping students do better, most often low-income and minority kids. Supporters of the sketchy North Carolina voucher program say that often, that it’s all about helping poor
 
Meeting violence with faith and love
Thursday, February 4, 2016
DURHAM – There were 45 deaths in Durham last year as the result of violence. For years the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham has dedicated its love and resources to actively seeking an end to the violence that plagues Durham neighborhoods through faith, ministry and goodwill. Each month the nonprofit hosts a roundtable discussion open to
 
Gifted black kids kept out of talented programs
Thursday, February 4, 2016
High-achieving, black, elementary school students are much less likely than their white peers to receive assignments to gifted and talented programs in math and reading, according to a new study. However, the disparities placement rates essentially disappear among black students who have black teachers. These are among the findings published in AERA Open,
 
Prayer walk for peace
Thursday, February 4, 2016
DURHAM – It wasn’t a Sunday morning, but cries to God echoed all around downtown Durham last Saturday. People came together to walk the streets of the Bull City with one purpose – prayer. Pastor John Fitzpatrick of One Love Ministries organized a community prayer walk, with stops at the Durham Police Department, the CBC Plaza, the post
 
Falcons roll with 3rd straight win
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Virginia Union women are ranked No. 13 in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll. Kiana Johnson is still leading DII in scoring with 26.6 points per game, while teammate Lady Walker leads the division in rebounding with 13.1 per game. Johnson also this week broke the school’s single-season assist record with 179. WOMEN N.C. Central (3-15, 2-6 MEAC)
 
Spring sports begin in the winter months
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Can you believe it? The CIAA Tournament is less than three weeks away, and spring sports started this week. There’s just not enough of CC to go around. WOMEN N.C. Central The Eagles begin softball season Friday in the KSU Kickoff Classic in Kennesaw, Georgia. NCCU is looking to better its 18-27 record of last season. St. Augustine’s
 
Titles make recruiting road less rocky
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Success breathes success. For Jerry Mack and North Carolina Central, two back-to-back co-championship seasons has made the cutthroat road of recruiting just a little bit smoother. Mack signed 19 recruits Wednesday in a whirlwind National Signing Day: eleven are freshmen and eight transfers. The coaching staff went hog wild at the defensive back position
 
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