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African dance master choreographer dies; was 80
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
DURHAM — Chuck Davis, a master choreographer and teacher of traditional African dance styles who founded dance companies in North Carolina and New York, has died. He was 80. Davis died Sunday at his home in Durham, said Dr. B. Angeloe Burch Sr., executive director of the African American Dance Ensemble, which Davis founded. Davis had been diagnosed
Supreme Court rejects appeal over NC voter ID law
Monday, May 15, 2017
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal to reinstate North Carolina's voter identification law, which a lower court said targeted African-Americans "with almost surgical precision." The justices left in place the lower court ruling striking down the law's photo ID requirement and scaling back of early voting. The situation was
Bailout frees Durham mothers and caregivers from jail
Monday, May 15, 2017
DURHAM – Fourteen area women were able to spend Mother’s Day with their families this weekend thanks to the national “Mama’s Bail Out Day.” Put together by a coalition of 25 social justice groups across the country, Durham raised nearly $30,000 over several weeks to bail out the women. Serena Sebring, a Durham-based organizer
‘Look for the unexpected’ NCCU grads told
Monday, May 15, 2017
DURHAM – North Carolina Central University awarded approximately 725 diplomas Saturday at its 129th commencement ceremony at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium. Combined with the 490 graduate and professional degrees conferred one day earlier, the Class of 2017 was the largest in university history. Interim Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye recognized the
Property tax increase in Durham budget
Monday, May 15, 2017
DURHAM – Citing the critical need to address Durham’s growing priorities, including affordable housing and public safety, as well as to proactively engage youth, City Manager Tom Bonfield proposed a 1.79-cent tax rate increase. “We’ve heard very clearly from residents and the city council that we need to be doing more to provide
5% of Durham children lack health insurance
Saturday, May 13, 2017
DURHAM – Good health provides a strong foundation for children’s success in all areas of life, and health insurance coverage is a critical resource that supports health and wellness. Ninety-five percent of children in Durham have health insurance thanks in large part to expansions in coverage created by the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and NC
Tuskegee study descendants gather
Saturday, May 13, 2017
TUSKEGEE, Ala. — Decades later, it’s still hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of black men in rural Alabama — even if you’re among their descendants, lighting candles in their memory. For 40 years starting in 1932, medical workers in the segregated South withheld treatment for unsuspecting men infected with a
North Carolina NAACP leader stepping down
Saturday, May 13, 2017
RALEIGH — The Rev. William Barber, who led the state NAACP in blocking North Carolina’s attempts to limit voting rights and fiercely supported gay rights, said he’s stepping down as state chapter president and will focus on a poor people’s campaign like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was building when he was slain. Barber gained
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Supreme Court strikes down congressional districts

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