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Financial justice a key focus at NAACP convention
Sunday, July 24, 2016
With 2,200 branches in every state, and added presence on 60 military installations – five overseas – the NAACP’s grassroots reach is unparalleled. And throughout its 107-year history, the annual NAACP conference has addressed issues that affect people of color. From the Niagara movement to Jim Crow and discriminatory education,
 
PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory showcases students in musical
Sunday, July 24, 2016
CHAPEL HILL – A cast of student actors from 14 Triangle-area schools are performing the award-winning Broadway musical “Violet” through July 31 for the PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory. PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is presenting the musical as
 
Fathers Forever to celebrate new digs
Sunday, July 24, 2016
After years of restoring responsible fatherhood, Fathers Forever is settling into new, permanent digs. The public is invited to join an open house celebration at 11000 Brookside Drive, Suite 113, on July 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Fathers Forever helps fathers facing jail time for failing to pay child support zero in on barriers to being financially, physically
 
Where the election stands
Saturday, July 23, 2016
The next few weeks in politics are a little like the All-Star break in baseball. With the Republican and Democratic national conventions upon us, it’s a good time to step back and assess this year’s election. Which carries bad news for both parties. The Republicans face a steep electoral challenge. If Hillary Clinton carries Florida (where
 
Pushback against new police station rages on
Saturday, July 23, 2016
DURHAM – Community members rallied together in front of the Durham Police Department headquarters on Thursday, opposing city plans to build a new, $71 million police station. The DPD already receives nearly $60 million of the city budget. Police in the United States have killed nearly 600 people since the beginning of the year. In the wake of the
 
Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad offers living history
Friday, July 22, 2016
“I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.” - Harriet Tubman CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Joe Manokey stood along a stretch of the Underground Railroad and spoke proudly about his legendary distant cousin, Harriet Tubman. “Our family has always pushed to get Harriet Tubman more recognition,” said Manokey, 45, who
 
‘HBCU of the Year’ title goes to NCCU
Friday, July 22, 2016
DURHAM – HBCU Digest, recognizing achievement among the nation’s 111 historically black colleges and universities, honored North Carolina Central University as the 2016 HBCU of the Year. NCCU’s Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise, known as BRITE, also was named as the Best STEM Program, and the Campus Echo won in
 
God's 'rules of engagement' urged amid turmoil
Thursday, July 21, 2016
RIDGECREST, N.C. – Appeals for pertinent action amid turmoil following the killings of two black men and five white policemen were issued July 12 during a conference designed to strengthen black churches and families. As more than 800 gathered at the Black Church Leadership and Family Conference July 11-15 at Ridgecrest, North Carolina, leaders
 
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Financial justice a key focus at NAACP convention

With 2,200 branches in every state, and added presence on 60 military installations – five

PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory showcases students in musical

CHAPEL HILL – A cast of student actors from 14 Triangle-area schools are performing the

Fathers Forever to celebrate new digs

After years of restoring responsible fatherhood, Fathers Forever is settling into new, permanent