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Study: South’s native talent suffers without better schools
Monday, April 23, 2018
DURHAM — The South’s increasingly diverse homegrown talent won’t share in the region’s economic growth unless state leaders commit to spending more on public schools and higher education, according to a study released earlier this month. The State of the South 2018 report found that 13 states across the region rely heavily on an
HBCU students join movement for financial education
Sunday, April 22, 2018
The housing crisis that caused more than 9 million people to suffer foreclosure and even homelessness across the U. S. 10 years ago, has now fully recovered – for everyone except people of color – especially African-Americans. "Black people are moving into homeownership at a much slower rate than anything we have seen in the past," said Laurie
Lack of progress on NC students’ test scores ‘frustrating’
Friday, April 20, 2018
A lack of progress on North Carolina students’ test scores is “frustrating,” state superintendent of schools Mark Johnson said recently. A nationwide evaluation of educational achievement in fourth- and eighth-graders found that scores largely remained stable between 2015 and 2017, but went down in some areas. Scores for poor students and
Where have all the church organists gone?
Friday, April 20, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Has playing the organ become a dying art? What has happened to the organists – the ones who read three staffs of music, dance on the pedals, maneuver multiple manuals, pull organ stops, push pistons, manipulate swell and crescendo pedals and follow a director – all at the same time? Eric Mathis, director of The Center
Raleigh kicks off National Small Business Week
Friday, April 20, 2018
RALEIGH – The City of Raleigh will host the second event for “Connect Raleigh,” a free lecture series featuring nationally known speakers who focus on topics of interest to residents. The event, which coincides with National Small Business Week, will feature Jason Mayden, chief executive officer and co-founder of Super Heroic, Inc., and
NCCU ‘a gem among gems’
Friday, April 20, 2018
DURHAM – It’s official. North Carolina Central University has a new Eagle in Chief. The installation ceremony of Johnson O. Akinleye as the 12th chancellor was held Thursday morning in McDougald-McLendon Arena. The audience included faculty, students, city and state officials, as well as Akinleye’s friends, former colleagues and relatives
Bulls, Buzz Sports Radio to honor groundbreaking businesses
Friday, April 20, 2018
DURHAM – As the Durham Bulls honor 25 former Negro League players at Saturday’s game, the club will also recognize six Durhamites and local businesses for “breaking barriers.” Buzz Sports Radio and Coastal Federal Credit Union sponsor the program. “The African-American community has a unique and rich history in Durham,”
Thursday, April 19, 2018
NaShonda Bender-Cooke, director of the S.E.E.D.S Mentor Program at Carroll Magnet Middle School, is the 2018 winner of the Kay Trull Outstanding Professional Educator Award, presented by the North Carolina Association of Educators. NCAE Vice President Kristy Moore presented Cooke with the award during the Wake County school board meeting on April 10. Named
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