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Expansion of COVID testing in schools would slow infections
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
State health officials want to expand testing for COVID-19 in school districts as more students, teachers and staff return to classrooms. Officials are focusing on “screen testing,” which is done on a regular basis, usually weekly, as opposed to diagnostic testing performed on individuals who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19. “We do have some
 
Orgs. create first Black College World Series
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
A new chapter in the legacy of HBCU baseball will soon be written with the inaugural Black College World Series. The event will determine a national champion for HBCU small school baseball programs. The series will feature eight baseball teams: four from the NCAA Division II and four from the NAIA. The BCWS will run April 28 to May 1 at Riverwalk Stadium,
 
How Black poets and writers gave a voice to ‘Affrilachia’
Monday, April 12, 2021
Appalachia, in the popular imagination, stubbornly remains poor and white. Open a dictionary and you’ll see Appalachian described as a “native or inhabitant of Appalachia, especially one of predominantly Scotch-Irish, English or German ancestry.” Read J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” and you’ll enter a world
 
Push for reform grows as NC workers' challenges linger
Monday, April 12, 2021
RALEIGH – It's estimated more than 280,000 North Carolinians remain unemployed from jobs lost during the pandemic, and many more have stopped looking for work. Critics say the state's unemployment insurance system isn't designed to handle the demand. Proposed legislation would raise the maximum amount of benefits from $300 to $500 per week, and
 
DPS to launch Ignite Online Academy
Sunday, April 11, 2021
DURHAM – Durham Public Schools will hold a virtual ribbon cutting on April 14 for Ignite Online Academy, the district’s first full-time virtual and blended school serving K-12 students. “Ignite will spark a transformative shift in online education,” said Matthew Hickson, the district’s director of online learning. “We
 
Black Archives to uncover and curate photographs of black history
Sunday, April 11, 2021
NEW YORK – Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, has announced a partnership with Black Archives, providing the multimedia platform that spotlight the Black experience with unique access to its expansive archive. Black Archives Founder Renata Cherlise will cull through the trove of more than 11 million digitized and analog
 
For men only retail space now open in Crabtree Valley Mall
Thursday, April 8, 2021
RALEIGH – North Carolina Central alumnus Terrence Bunche has given men a local oasis. Bunche hosted the grand opening of The Stadium last weekend at Crabtree Valley Mall. The new retail store geared for men will provide exposure for male-owned businesses to showcase their products and services while engaging in male-bonding conversations about
 
Music legend Shirley Murdock remakes ’65 classic
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Soul music legend Shirley Murdock is best-known for her 1980s R&B smashes “Go on Without You,” “Computer Love,” and her gold-selling signature song, “As We Lay.” However, Murdock has added another classic to her repertoire with an inspiring new rendition of The Impressions’ 1965 gem “People Get
 
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Expansion of COVID testing in schools would slow infections

State health officials want to expand testing for COVID-19 in school districts as more students,

Orgs. create first Black College World Series

A new chapter in the legacy of HBCU baseball will soon be written with the inaugural Black

How Black poets and writers gave a voice to ‘Affrilachia’

Appalachia, in the popular imagination, stubbornly remains poor and white. Open a dictionary and