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What are our priorities?
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Since the start of the state Legislature in January, the GOP majority has made time to debate bills about deer hunting, bear traps, carrying concealed weapons at the State Fair and allowing magistrates to decide if they will marry same-sex couples. But we haven’t had time to bring up a comprehensive economic development policy. Republican Governor
 
Wake County's brightest students
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Capital City Sertoma Club’s annual Academic Achievers Recognition Banquet just keeps getting better and better. The club honors the top black graduating senior in each of the Wake County schools with the highest grade point average. Instead of a boring speaker, each student gives a five-minute speech on how he persevered through high school to
 
People’s Alliance addresses Durham’s gentrification
Thursday, May 21, 2015
DURHAM – The Bull City boasts a historic, prevalent black population and was one of the first cities in America where African-Americans could flourish. However, the country also has a history of gentrification (urban renewal that leads to the displacement of the occupying demographic), and Durham was no exception to that narrative. Durham’s
 
An app for recording police encounters
Thursday, May 21, 2015
RALEIGH – At a time when the manner in which police engage with citizens is being questioned and re-evaluated, North Carolinians can now use their smartphones to record and report interactions with law enforcement. A new app called Mobile Justice N.C. records videos and immediately transmits footage to the ACLU of North Carolina. Staff Attorney
 
2 students; 19 law schools
Thursday, May 21, 2015
RALEIGH – St. Augustine’s students Shaquitta Monique Clark and Antwoine Lamonte Coleman Jr. had a major dilemma. No, they weren’t worried about graduating; they both did that earlier this month. No, it wasn’t about their next career move. That already had been decided, too – law school. The dilemma? Which school. Both had
 
Organization helps veterans get back on feet
Thursday, May 21, 2015
RALEIGH – Approximately 700,000 veterans live in North Carolina. Many are homeless or are suffering from mental, emotional, and physical ailments. Additionally, some veterans and their families simply don’t know the resources that are available that can make their transition back into civilian life a bit easier. The National Association for
 
Few sickle cell patients receive beneficial drug
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Few American adults with sickle cell anemia are getting a recommended medication that can help them manage pain, breathing problems and other debilitating symptoms, according to a new study. Using a national database, researchers found that less than one-quarter of sickle cell patients who should have been taking a drug called hydroxyurea actually were.
 
New congressional caucus champions HBCUs
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
WASHINGTON – A little help may be on the way for historically black colleges and universities struggling against falling financial support and an increasingly skeptical public. The bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus was launched last week with Congressional representatives Alma Adams (D-N.C.) and Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) at the helm. Its 45 members
 
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Time to throw some political punches

For the past 50 years, most of our conversations and efforts have been centered on politics.

Suicide among black children on the rise

The suicide rate among black children has doubled within the last two decades, while the suicide

Falcons win 3rd straight outdoor title

ALLENDALE, Mich. – Saint Augustine’s University displayed its superior depth once