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Annual celebration to honor African-American leaders
Friday, February 17, 2017
DURHAM – Beautiful music, elegant poetry, expressive dance and a delicious soul food feast — that’s what attendees can expect at Antioch Baptist Church’s annual African-American History Month celebration on February 26 at 4 p.m. The event is at 1415 Holloway St., and is open to everyone says the Rev. Michael D. Page. He said the
Who's making the grade for CIAA?
Friday, February 17, 2017
The CIAA Tournament is here! And we haven’t even packed. Last year’s tourney was the Virginia Invitational. Will it be so again? Or will Virginia Union and Virginia State get their comeuppance? CC will be live blogging and tweeting beginning Tuesday. But first, who’s making the grade? (Records are division and conference as of Feb. 15.
Spring sports off and running
Friday, February 17, 2017
Johnson C. Smith women won their first CIAA indoor track and field championship. Fellan Ferguson of Kingston, Jamaica, was named female track athlete of the year after victories in the mile, 3000-meter run and 800 meters. Ferguson broke the CIAA record in the 3000m by almost 14 seconds with a time of 11:22.14. Winston-Salem State was second. WOMEN N.C.
NC citizens demand health care action from Burr and Tillis
Friday, February 17, 2017
RALEIGH – In a “Valentine’s Day of Action” to demand that state and federal lawmakers keep the Affordable Care Act, hundreds of voters, patients and cancer survivors flooded to the offices of Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr across North Carolina on Tuesday to demand town hall meetings where lawmakers can simply listen to voters
Congressman invites HBCU presidents to Capitol Hill
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Dozens of presidents of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities are expected to converge later this month upon the nation’s capital as guests of a Republican House leader who hopes the gathering will help introduce the institutions to his colleagues who have no idea of their history. Rep. Mark Walker, who represents the
Blacks feel ignored by the Democratic Party
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Cornell Belcher, the CEO of Brilliant Corners Research, said it's no surprise that black voters have presented a very clear mandate to the Congressional Black Caucus to oppose the Trump administration, because 92 percent of African-Americans voted against Donald Trump. “However, to maintain this broad level of support among African-American voters,
Emanuel shootings leave holes in Charleston
Thursday, February 16, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The bullet holes in the fellowship hall at Emanuel AME church have been patched, but the holes in the fabric of life in Charleston remain. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton is absent from Goose Creek High School, her exhortations still ringing in the ears of girls who ran track for her. At the library, there’s no one to give just
BOOK: Author tries to save Kenya’s brutal past
Thursday, February 16, 2017
DANCE OF THE JAKARANDA By Peter Kimani Akashic Books, $15.95 PB Set in the shadow of Kenya’s independence from Great Britain, DANCE OF THE JAKARANDA reimagines the special circumstances that brought black, brown and white men together to lay the railroad that heralded the birth of the nation. The novel traces the lives and loves of three men –
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