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Motown musical returns to DPAC
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
DURHAM – You may recognize the name Berry Gordy, and you probably know a few of the acts that he signed under Motown. But you may not realize how many hits he had a hand in writing or bringing to the airwaves or how many careers he launched, including those of Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. Motown: The Musical, which will perform at the Durham
Study: Young black girls are losing their childhood
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Researchers from Georgetown University’s Center on Poverty and Inequality are sounding the alarm for young black girls worldwide who they say are losing their childhood due to attitudes that perceive them as “less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers, especially in the age range of 5-14.” The report titled “Girl
CASA acquires Maplewood and Underwood apartments
Monday, July 17, 2017
DURHAM – CASA, a nonprofit affordable housing developer and property manager, has purchased a 44-unit apartment complex at 811 Underwood Avenue, and a 35-unit apartment complex and one office at 1407 W. Chapel Hill Road in Durham. The one-bedroom apartments in Durham’s West End are identical in design and were originally built by the same
Durham janitorial workers settle wage case
Monday, July 17, 2017
DURHAM – In a victory for low-wage workers across the state, a federal court last week approved a settlement agreement providing $77,000 in back wage compensation to 149 janitorial workers in Durham. Under the agreement, workers employed by Integrity Facilities Management, Inc. to clean Durham Public School buildings will receive payment for alleged
NCCU’s Mack named top HBCU coach
Sunday, July 16, 2017
The honors and accolades just keep rolling in for North Carolina Central football coach Jerry Mack. Mack was named the HBCU Male Coach of the Year at the seventh annual HBCU Awards Friday night in Washington, D.C. He beat out five other contenders: Xavier’s Alan Green, Alcorn State’s Montez Robinson, Dillard’s Mike Newell, Virginia
The making of a YouTube star
Sunday, July 16, 2017
By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in New Orleans. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel. Little does she know that her fiery red hair and soulful voice have captured the attention of a video artist 7,000 miles away on an Israeli kibbutz. In an unexpected musical mash-up, Princess
Late firing is disservice to SAU coach, players
Friday, July 14, 2017
Where is Antonio Davis? Somebody go and tell him he’s no longer the only member of the “How St. Augustine’s Screwed Me Over” coaches club. Women’s basketball coach Jarita Crump became a member last week after getting the heave-ho that was surprising only because of its timing. Crump compiled a 6-50 record in two seasons, and
Black families believe school inequality growing
Friday, July 14, 2017
Black families overwhelmingly believe that their schools are underfunded, and that racial inequality is growing, according to a poll conducted by The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research firm. The Leadership Conference Education Fund, which is the education and research arm of the Leadership Conference on Civil and
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