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Central Park Five get money, but no apology
Thursday, September 18, 2014
“It is all overwhelming and bittersweet,” Yusef Salaam told the Amsterdam News. The men, known as the Central Park Five, now will get their $41 million from New York City for their wrongful convictions. Mayor Michael Bloomberg seemed determined that the boys-to-men, wrongfully convicted and then exonerated, would get no compensation under his
Eagles women release schedule
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Former Hillside High standout Tamoria Holmes has been named to the Chowan women’s basketball coaching staff. Holmes is a graduate of Howard University, where she played on the women’s basketball squad. She led the MEAC in scoring in 2012 with 18.3 points per game, and helped the Bison advance to three MEAC Tournament finals. “Tamoria was
Library of Congress hosts civil rights exhibit
Thursday, September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON – In honor of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act, the Library of Congress has launched “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom,” an exhibition of rarely seen documents and oral histories on the push for civil rights. A few things set this exhibition apart from the multitude of this
NCCU HOF full of good times
Thursday, September 18, 2014
N.C. Central There were so many wonderful memories at last week’s hall of fame. Everybody looked so good! All-American volleyball player Shari Matthews said she didn’t believe it at first about her induction. She asked her father to read the letter to her three times and it still didn’t fully sink in until she returned home from a
John Avery celebrates 75 historic years
Thursday, September 18, 2014
DURHAM – What started as a small center for neighborhood boys to play games and have fun has turned into a historic landmark serving the community’s youth for 75 years. The John Avery Boys & Girls club (previously the John Avery Boys Club) was first located in the Bull City’s downtown area on Fayetteville Street. It was named after
Toler does St. Paulís proud
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Former St. Paul’s College great Greg Toler (left) had a highlight-reel interception against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday night. Toler is a cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts. He was drafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, and with St. Paul’s shutting down, he is etched in history as the only Tigers player to be drafted. N.C. Central (1-2) vs.
Eagles, í06 team enter HOF
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Rod Broadway has coached some outstanding Football Championship Subdivision teams over the past seven years, but it’s a Division II squad that remains closest to his heart. That 2006 North Carolina Central team went 11-0 in the season, won its second straight CIAA championship on a second consecutive last-second field goal, and earned the Eagles the
Standardized tests hurting or helping students?
Thursday, September 18, 2014
DURHAM – Standardized testing is a habituated school practice, but many parents are still unsure of how much they help students. The Durham People’s Alliance hosted a presentation and conversation meeting, “Pushing for Options With Standardized Testing,” last week to discuss testing in further detail and look at how it puts stress
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