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DPS parents want more black teachers, equity training, fewer suspensions
Friday, September 21, 2018
DURHAM – Incentives to attract and keep black teachers, especially men; provide test preparation for students who need it, not just the high achievers; and make school suspension a last resort are just a few of the things black parents and educators said they want to see in Durham Public Schools. About 50 parents, along with 10 DPS personnel,
 
HBCUs are the 'in' thing – for now
Friday, September 21, 2018
While most of HBCU football was put on hold last weekend, basketball was making some news. Former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson was named men’s basketball coach at Fisk University. The Tennessean newspaper reported that Anderson was picked from over 200 applicants. There was a time not so long ago that this would have been major stop-the-traffic news.
 
Bowie State brings high-octane offense to St. Aug’s
Thursday, September 20, 2018
North Carolina A&T had a bye week last week, but remain at No. 4 in the latest STATS FCS Top 25 Poll. The Aggies also received three first-place votes. They host Morgan State on Saturday. Darius Leonard, left, former South Carolina State star and three-time MEAC defensive player of the year, got his first sack as a pro. Leonard, a member of the
 
Merrick-Moore/Mill Grove celebrates 2018 school reunion
Thursday, September 20, 2018
DURHAM – Former students, faculty, family and friends gathered Labor Day weekend to celebrate the 2018 Merrick-Moore/Mill Grove All-School Reunion. Durham's Sheraton Imperial Hotel served as backdrop for the three-day event. At Saturday's banquet, members of classes 1967 and 1968 were recognized and received the Golden Tiger Award commemorating 50
 
‘Pioneer’ to open brewery in Rocky Mount
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Some people say that she’s the first African-American woman to own a brewery, though no one has been able to confirm it. Everyone widely agrees that she is one of only a few in her field. “I imagine I’ve had some firsts,” said Celeste Beatty, the owner of Harlem Brewery in New York. “We’ve had quite a few things where
 
Suicide: Churches awaken to persistent crisis
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. HUSTONVILLE, Ky. – Pastor Andrew McGinnis still remembers his "solemn drive" home on June 25, 1995. Then 4 years old, McGinnis had been attending a family reunion in Tennessee with his mother and two older brothers while his father Dan, pastor of Double Springs Baptist Church in Waynesburg,
 
St. Aug's Kindred headed to Canada
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Former St. Augustine’s forward Joel Kindred has signed a pro contract to play with the Halifax Hurricanes of the National Basketball League of Canada. Kindred previously played in Spain for the Cantaires Tortosa, where he averaged 19 points, seven rebounds and two assists per game. Kindred was the 2011-12 CIAA rookie of the year and joined the
 
Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
CHARLOTTE — Michael Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown and surrounding area, he acted quickly to help. The six-time NBA champion and Charlotte Hornets owner donated $2 million on Tuesday to assist residents of the
 
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DPS parents want more black teachers, equity training, fewer suspensions

DURHAM – Incentives to attract and keep black teachers, especially men; provide test

HBCUs are the 'in' thing – for now

While most of HBCU football was put on hold last weekend, basketball was making some news.

Bowie State brings high-octane offense to St. Aug’s

North Carolina A&T had a bye week last week, but remain at No. 4 in the latest STATS FCS Top