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Ministry fundraises to rebuild house for homeless
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
RALEIGH – On Feb. 24, a fire disrupted Minister Brenda Jackson’s plans to help rebuild the lives of six homeless women. They were going to live in a house owned by her and Plant a Seed Ministries at the 1300 block of South Bloodworth Street. When a fire destroyed the property and all of the belongings inside, those women were left to find
Remembering black Oberlin Village
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Cameron Village is an important footnote in the history of Raleigh, designed as an alternative to downtown shopping and reflecting a new national trend. But before it was called Cameron Village, it was known as Oberlin Village, a thriving black community built from the ground up. The land was owned, in the early 19th century, by Duncan Cameron, a statesman,
Activist groups rally for change
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
DURHAM – It’s time for a change was the consensus of the more than 350 people who attended the Black People’s Brunch last weekend. The free brunch, held at the Millennium Hotel, was one of several being sponsored across the country by Color of Change to build black political power. Color of Change is a digital, racial justice organization
Durham father, daughter publish book of poems
Monday, March 12, 2018
DURHAM – What started as a challenge between father and daughter blossomed into a vibrant exchange of ideas and some beautiful poetry that has been published in a book for others to enjoy. #snapshot is a collection of young adult poetry by local father and daughter writers Marcus Harris and his 13-year-old daughter Hannah Harris. It explores topics
Duke students to fix broken tail lights
Monday, March 12, 2018
DURHAM – Before Walter Scott was fatally shot two years ago while running from an officer, he was pulled over for a broken tail light. Scott had actually pulled into the parking lot of an auto parts store to fix the light when he was stopped. The shooting was one of many over the past couple of years that highlighted the racial disparities in police
21 percent of kindergartners have untreated dental decay
Sunday, March 11, 2018
When 5-year-olds arrive in kindergarten, they come with new backpacks and packages of pencils and crayons. Unfortunately, in Durham County, 21 percent of children are also arriving with dental decay, impairing their ability to learn and significantly impacting their school performance, right from Day One. A new report from NC Child shows that 39 percent of
HBCUs finally earning respect
Friday, March 9, 2018
Lonnie Blow couldn’t talk at first. He was still trying to pick himself up off the floor. Blow, like several of us, was still in shock after learning that Virginia State had earned the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic Region and would host the men’s regional beginning Saturday. The Trojans were catapulted to No. 1 in the region during CIAA
Broadcaster Ernie Johnson details life with Christ
Friday, March 9, 2018
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ernie Johnson, one of America’s top sports broadcasters, has become one of the industry’s top faith voices as well. Johnson is profiled in the new issue of Fellowship of Christian Athletes magazine, where he says that at the age of 41, he realized life was about more than becoming the best broadcaster he could be. As
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Pioneering historian mines black womenís history

As a young professor at Purdue University in the early 1970s, Darlene Clark Hine was confronted

Durham students unite for gun rally

DURHAM – As thousands of teenagers and their families participate in the March for Our

SAUís Kalawan wins national title

Bowling titles and Fayetteville State go hand in hand. The Lady Broncos won their 17th Southern