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SCOTUS ruling preserves key fair housing tool
Thursday, July 23, 2015
A long-awaited decision by the Supreme Court led to a June 25 ruling that preserves the usage of “disparate impact,” an important legal principle sometimes known as the discriminatory effects standard. The majority opinion held that housing discrimination under the nation’s 1968 Fair Housing Act occurs by effect, as well as by intent.
Heart disease survivors spread message
Thursday, July 23, 2015
RALEIGH – Three local heart disease survivors have been chosen to represent the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement for the next year. Jessica Fournier, Evelyn McMahon and Leeann Bove’ stories were selected from a casting call at Crabtree Valley Mall in February. After being hospitalized for blood clots in her legs,
Mayor Bell files for final term
Thursday, July 23, 2015
DURHAM – Durham Mayor William “Bill” Bell will make this mayoral run his last. Bell will run against Tammy Lightfoot, a personnel manager at Wal-Mart; John Everett, a registered Democrat; and James Lyons, a Time Warner Cable employee. All contenders are newcomers. “I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to serve as mayor of the city of
Durham citizens hold conversation with police
Thursday, July 23, 2015
DURHAM – The Holton Career and Resource Center served as the meeting place for the community to come out and participate in a community conversation with law enforcement. The program was a collaborative venture between the Durham City Council, Durham County Commissioners, the Durham Public School Board and the community-at-large. “I think it is
CIAA loses major player
Thursday, July 23, 2015
The CIAA world recently lost one of its biggest fans and supporters. Vivian McCotta Merrick Sansom (left) died July 4 at the ripe old age of 97. Mrs. Sansom attended the first CIAA Tournament in 1946 and by 2008, had gone to every tourney since then. She LOVED women’s athletics and was an avid supporter of Shaw women’s basketball. The Bears
HBCU sports talk show celebrates 10 years
Thursday, July 23, 2015
One of the best things about having a column is being able to highlight friends’ accomplishments. Donal Ware, founder and host of FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW sports talk radio show, will celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary Aug. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. When Donal announced he was starting a radio show primarily centered on HBCU sports, I
MSUís King nominated for good works team
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Morgan State senior Andrew King is one of almost 200 nominees for the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. King, who helped lead the Bears to their first MEAC football title in 35 years, is also active in the community. He joined the cleanup effort after the Baltimore riots, and visits elementary schools to encourage students to stay in school.
SIAC picks all-conference team
Thursday, July 23, 2015
ATLANTA – The SIAC released its annual preseason all-conference teams Monday as voted on by the league's head, with a pair of Albany State players coming away with the top honors. Taking home the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year award was a name familiar to those in the SIAC, running back Jarvis Small who won the 2014 Offensive Player of the
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