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Wake County schools top seniors honored
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
RALEIGH – The top African-American seniors in Wake County public schools were honored last week at the inaugural Triangle Tribune Top Senior Banquet. Over 200 students and their parents and relatives filled the McKimmon Center on N.C. State’s campus to be recognized for having a 3.25 GPA or higher. Each student received a copy of the inaugural
Durham organization to mobilize women for politics
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
DURHAM – Progressive female leaders representing a wide range of policy perspectives have come together to launch a new national organization that will train and encourage progressive high school girls and college-aged women to run for office. Rise to Run is the first and only grassroots and community-based organization that is progressive, exists
Jordan High minority students discuss inequality
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
DURHAM – A panel of five African-American Jordan High School students spoke out about social and educational issues facing students of color at a JHS Student Forum Monday night. Parents, teachers, administrators and fellow students listened attentively as these brave students shared poignant stories of inequality within the walls of Durham’s
Judge's ruling may cost NC more than $100 million
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina government could soon have to pay damages to retired workers and teachers after a judge ruled it was wrong to require them to begin paying health insurance premiums six years ago – a cost that one state official says could exceed $100 million. Retirees, including former Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake, sued in 2012 after
H.B. Charles to be Pastors' Conf. nominee
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Oklahoma pastor Brad Graves has announced the withdrawal of his candidacy for Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference president to clear the way for Florida pastor H.B. Charles Jr. to be nominated as the first African-American to hold that office. Graves told Baptist Press no one pressured him to withdraw and "it's never a
Supreme Court strikes down congressional districts
Monday, May 22, 2017
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states. The justices ruled that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor's office in 2011 placed too many
Hard work pays off for JCSU’s Miller
Monday, May 22, 2017
CHARLOTTE – Tarick Miller has never been one to shy away from hard work. It’s been constant throughout his life, and the opportunity to play collegiate tennis after a late introduction to the game meant he had to work harder to become competitive. “The opportunity to play collegiate tennis was not afforded to me to waste,” said
GSU valedictorian achieves academic, athletic success
Monday, May 22, 2017
BATON ROUGE, La. – Raised by a single mother as the middle child of three girls, Shaciarra Drake was determined to be a successful runner and college student. The Meridian, Mississippi, native attended Grambling State University, ran on the track and field team, and graduated last week as the school's valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. "It was Sunday at
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