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Black girls carry extra burdens to stay in school
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Whitney Richards Callathes, a young person navigating the difficulties she confronts as a minority woman and an undocumented immigrant completing her education, has an added responsibility. She is the primary caretaker for her incarcerated uncle. Whitney shared her story about how this additional burden has affected her life at a town hall meeting in
Time for chancellors to stand up to UNC BOG
Thursday, March 5, 2015
The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Governors Democracy Coalition of students, faculty and community members, traveled to the UNC Board of Governor’s meeting Friday to protest the recommended cuts to UNC system centers. After a December review of 27 UNC system research and advocacy centers, the BOG Working Group on Centers and Institutes recommended three
Bill to again test NC urban-rural divide
Thursday, March 5, 2015
RALEIGH – Division between urban and rural interests isn't new to the General Assembly. But the fissure is getting a new look from Republicans now in charge of state government as North Carolina's economic recovery continues. The Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham areas are outpacing the rest of the state in landing big companies and jobs. They've also
Town hall meeting gets heated over non-custodial rights
Thursday, March 5, 2015
RALEIGH – Some custody situations can hinder non-custodial parents from participating in their children’s lives and oftentimes create disheartening effects on those desperate to be active parents. Every Father Counts, a Raleigh-based nonprofit dedicated to uplifting the importance of fatherhood, invited the public to an open forum to discuss
Tuskegee Airman dies at 91
Thursday, March 5, 2015
HIGHLAND, Calif. — Col. Paul L. Green, one of the Tuskegee Airmen, has died in a Southern California senior care home. He was 91. Green died Monday morning at Brightwater Senior Living with Angel Green, his wife of 68 years, at his side. The Lees had lived in Highland, a San Bernardino community east of Los Angeles, since 1976. But they moved into
Out with the old, in with the new
Thursday, March 5, 2015
James Hill can tell you when it’s going to rain before the weatherman. He could probably give you the temperature outside when it’s cold. Keen observers noticed that the Virginia State women’s basketball coach has been hobbling of late. It’s not age but a hip pointer that Hill suffered last season during basketball practice.
Separate, but more than equal on the basketball court
Thursday, March 5, 2015
DURHAM – Fifty years ago this month, four Triangle all-black high schools accomplished something that forever etched their names in the state record books. In 1965m Durham’s Little River, Merrick-Moore and Hillside high schools, and Wake County’s Berry O’Kelly High swept the four state basketball championships in the N.C. High
Hampton names new VB coach; MEAC to induct HOF class
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Hampton assistant volleyball coach Janay Yancey has been promoted to the head position after the departure of Karen Weatherington to Charlotte. She is the program’s eighth head coach in school history. Yancey helped the Pirates win back-to-back MEAC championships and two straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Hampton won a combined 40 matches in those
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