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Darius Quarles tells stories through his art
Thursday, December 7, 2017
DURHAM – Darius Quarles is a storyteller. He is also one of the founding members of Durham’s Pleiades Gallery on East Chapel Hill Street. Pleiades showcases art and is led by artists. It was founded in 2013 but transitioned to a nonprofit this year. Pleiades is softly lit and unassuming, but every inch of space in its segmented main room and
Ask Rusty: Does ex-spouse benefit from Social Security?
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Dear Rusty: Two years ago, after 34 years of marriage, my wife divorced me. She was a full-time homemaker most of those years. Is she entitled to half of my Social Security benefit when I collect at age 62? She currently gets half my pension from work, and having her also take half of my Social Security benefit would kill me financially – Going
HBCU football news
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Two of the four finalists for the Black College Football Player of the Year Award are from the CIAA. Bowie State quarterback Amir Hall and Virginia State running back Trenton Cannon join Grambling State QB Devante Kincade and N.C. A&T QB Lamar Raynard as the final four chosen by a selection committee from the Black College Football Hall of Fame. The
NC's Medicaid: better value, better care?
Thursday, December 7, 2017
RALEIGH – While the federal government debates the future of health care, North Carolina is trying to steer its own path when it comes to coverage of the state's Medicaid population. The state is awaiting federal approval for an amendment to how it structures payments and care. Under the proposal, North Carolina would contract with private entities
SWAC enshrines 2017 Hall of Fame class
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
HOUSTON – The SWAC bestowed its highest honor on nine of the league’s most influential and accomplished men and women, as the conference celebrated its 2017 Hall of Fame class at the Westin Galleria. Seven schools – Alcorn State, Alabama State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Mississippi Valley State, Prairie View A&M, Southern and Texas
Susan Lamb, dedicated public servant, dies at 58
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
RALEIGH – Susan Hooper Friday Lamb, longtime public information officer for the North Carolina Museum of History, died peacefully at her home on Dec. 3 after an extended illness. She was 58. In 1998 Lamb began a nearly 20-year career as the public information officer. In 2017 she received Raleigh Public Relations Society’s highest honor, the
Redistricting expert: No ‘racial targeting’ in map fixes
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
RALEIGH — The expert who federal judges asked to redraw some North Carolina House and Senate district lines defended his final recommendations last week, rejecting Republican arguments that he created boundaries with racial population quotas and helped Democrats. Stanford University law professor Nathaniel Persily released his proposal, which altered
Aetna helps MBK Durham expand services
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
DURHAM – Black boys have the highest dropout rates, and they are among the least likely to attend college. They struggle in school with low-test scores and grades, and are more likely to be placed in special education classes or punished more harshly. Black men are also more likely to be incarcerated than those of other races. These are just some of
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Cool John Ferguson

Time: 8:30 p.m. Cool John Ferguson will perform


Benefit Concert

Time: 3 to 6 p.m. A holiday gospel benefit


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‘We do not need President Trump to honor our own’

The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations has suspended its call for a presidential

Weaver Street Market to open at The Dillon

RALEIGH – Kane Realty Corporation and Federal Capital Partners are opening a Weaver Street

NCCU graduates one of largest December classes

DURHAM – North Carolina Central University awarded over 600 diplomas Saturday at its Fall