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Hampton guard gets top honor
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Hampton senior Reginald Johnson Jr. was named the 2016 MEAC Male Student-Athlete of the Year Tuesday. Johnson transferred from Miami (Ohio) University and played two seasons with the Pirates. He averaged 18.1 points and 3.5 assists per game, and led HU to back-to-back conference championships. “He’s had an absolutely phenomenal career at
New candidates for president, VP
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DURHAM – North Carolina activists kicked off the Monica Moorehead/Lamont Lilly for president and vice president campaign on June 14, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s birthday. Activists from across the Triangle gathered to send a message to Trump that workers and oppressed people do not support him. His rise reflects a desperate
Forward Cities plans to move Durham forward
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DURHAM – Durham has seen a great deal of change in the past few years. While the city has recently blossomed with trendy new restaurants, exciting tech companies, growing educational programs and innovative entrepreneurship, it was not all too long ago that downtown was desolate and struggling with high crime rates and a bad reputation. Yet many
Raleigh families have a new place to call home
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
RALEIGH – DHIC, Wake County’s largest nonprofit affordable housing developer, celebrated the grand opening of its latest housing community last weekend. Emerson Glen is a $7.5 million affordable apartment community for families and individuals on Tryon Road in Raleigh. It features 48 apartment units (12 one-bedroom, 28 two-bedroom and eight
Pittenger prevails in tight North Carolina primary
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
RALEIGH – Republican U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger prevailed Monday in his tight congressional primary after a recount confirmed his razor-thin victory. Machine recounts were finished around noon in the counties that make up the 9th District, and the totals changed by less than a handful of votes, according to a table of results provided by the State
Black Caucus foundation raises thousands for HBCUs
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
DURHAM – The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation raised $140,000 in scholarship funds for HBCU students at its annual scholarship banquet Friday. Every year the NCLBC Foundation hosts a banquet to honor the importance of HBCUs and educating our youth. The Caucus saw a need for programs that championed African-American youth, and, as a
Judges skeptical about North Carolina voting law changes
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
RICHMOND, Va. – Members of a federal appeals court expressed skepticism Tuesday that North Carolina's 2013 major rewrite to voting laws, requiring photo identification to cast in-person ballots, doesn't discriminate against minorities. The three-judge panel met Tuesday to hear arguments over whether to overturn an April trial court ruling upholding
Federal complaint says policy harms special needs children
Monday, June 20, 2016
To JoAnna Barnes, it’s the biggest education story you’ve never heard of in North Carolina. Barnes, a Triangle attorney and president of the Learning Disabilities Association of N.C., says the state’s education leaders have, for about a year, been devising sweeping policy changes to how North Carolina identifies children in need of
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'Solidarity for sustenance'

DURHAM – One in four children in North Carolina is hungry. Between 2010-15 North Carolina

Black banks struggle to survive, part 2

Leah Chase recalls a time when she couldn’t get a loan from a white-owned bank to expand

Disrespect from Democrats and Republicans

After last week’s column on how the major presidential candidates snubbed organizers of