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Funding to HBCUs essential to equality
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been a safe haven for black students to express themselves without judgment from their white counterparts. In fact, Shirley Caswell wrote in the Washington Post that a 2015 Gallup report measured five elements of well-being — social, purpose, financial, community and physical — and found that
BOOK: A conversation about education
Thursday, March 23, 2017
STOP THE BUS: Education Reform in 31 Days By Nathaniel A. Turner, JD Two Crabs And A Lion, $15.95 PB Reading, watching and listening to the flawed daily pontifications about America’s education system was maddening. Annoyed beyond measure by the defective school dogma, Turner decided to take matters into his own hands. The first thing he did was
Madam C.J. Walker’s life headed for big screen
Thursday, March 23, 2017
On the eve of Madame C.J. Walker’s 150th birthday celebration (Dec. 23, 1867), her renaissance comes through with the relaunch of her revolutionary hair care line and a 10-part television series of her life. Despite being a household name for more than a century, the life of Walker remains slightly elusive and yoked by conjecture, conflation and
Student hunger, homelessness under-recognized
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Of all the students who visited the food pantry at Montgomery College in recent times, one that stood out for pantry worker and honors student Elizabeth Zabala is the young man who came to get something to eat for a specific assignment. He had been taking a course called Nutrition 101, Zabala said, and needed to eat in order to do a diet analysis for the
St. Titus' celebrates member's 100th birthday
Thursday, March 23, 2017
St. Titus’ Episcopal Church will celebrate the 100th birthday of Mozella Lambert McLaughlin on March 26. A reception will follow the 10 a.m. service. Cards and other sentiments may be sent to Mrs. McLaughlin at 1929 Cecil St., Durham 27707; St. Titus, 400 Moline St., Durham 27707; or to gwenn.bookman@gmail.com. Mrs. McLaughlin was born in Chatham
Academy changes lives of Durham youth
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
RALEIGH – Alikib Jannah didn’t mince words when describing his attitude before joining the Thomas Mentor Leadership Academy. “Before I joined TMLA, my attitude was atrocious. I talked back to my mom and I didn’t do well in school. Now, my attitude has improved.” Alikib, a seventh-grader at Durham School of the Arts, is now on
Multiracial cast performs in Jesus Christ Superstar
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
RALEIGH – The political and social climate in the United States is in upheaval. Many saw great progress being made in the last few years with a greater sense of acceptance, but that progress seems to have been rejected with the recent election and the open condemnation of minority groups. The director and cast of the NC Theatre production of Jesus
Money key to food choices
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
A new study from North Carolina State and Campbell universities finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called “food deserts” is limited financial resources. Food deserts are areas that are far from supermarkets, which typically have a greater variety of nutritious
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