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Time for Durham to increase police presence in violent communities
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Last summer, Durham City Council member Mark Anthony Middleton received a letter from a constituent. It said, “My son was murdered on Monday, August 10th. He was sitting in a car where he was shot up and he died between his home and his church. No measure can take the place of keeping our children safe.” Syncere Burrell had recently turned
 
Senate passes bill to create black burial grounds network
Monday, January 25, 2021
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation that would better protect historic African American cemeteries. The measure also paves the way for the creation of an African American Burial Grounds Network. “We know that for too long in too many parts of our country, Black families were blocked from burying their loved ones in white cemeteries,”
 
Hargraves Community Center earns builder award
Monday, January 25, 2021
The Hargraves Community Center received the 2021 Bridge Builder Award on Jan. 17 during the 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration, hosted by the MLK Jr. University/Community Planning Corporation and the University of North Carolina Office for Diversity & Inclusion. The plaque reads: “For being a beacon in the community since
 
Stay safe from COVID-19 vaccine scams
Monday, January 25, 2021
Over the past few weeks, North Carolinians have begun receiving long-awaited COVID-19 vaccines. This is a significant milestone in our fight against the virus, and it means we’re one step closer to the end of this pandemic. But, as always, scammers will appear out of the woodwork to take advantage, and we’re seeing more reports about
 
Study: Children much more likely to spread COVID-19 to others
Monday, January 25, 2021
While children are less susceptible to illness with the new coronavirus, they are nearly 60% more likely than adults over 60 to infect other family members when they are sick, a new study shows. The findings show the need to conduct COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy studies in children, according to co-senior study author Yang Yang, an associate
 
Who’s next to lead the White House Initiative on HBCUs?
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Now that Miguel Cardona has been nominated to be the next U.S. Secretary of Education, speculation has turned to who will become the next executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order moving the initiative from the U.S. Department of Education to the
 
CIAA tourney ready for its close-up
Friday, January 22, 2021
The CIAA announced the events for its virtual tournament week next month. The theme is “CIAA Virtual Vibe: Tournament Edition.” Comedians B. Simoe, Darren Brand and Burpie will host the experience that includes an Old School/New School DJ Battle and the CIAA Esports Tournament. Then there’s the usual concerts and celebrity appearances.
 
PROBLEM SOLVED: This hearing aid was a big disappointment
Friday, January 22, 2021
Q: I ordered a hearing aid from the Audien Hearing company recently. The company offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and easy returns. I was disappointed with the product. Audien claims that their hearing aids are smaller than a dime, and they are definitely not! They also claim that they are “virtually invisible.” Not so. They are so big that
 
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Time for Durham to increase police presence in violent communities

Last summer, Durham City Council member Mark Anthony Middleton received a letter from a

Senate passes bill to create black burial grounds network

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation that would better protect historic African

Hargraves Community Center earns builder award

The Hargraves Community Center received the 2021 Bridge Builder Award on Jan. 17 during the 36th