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Toolkit teaches schools how to combat hate
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Symbols of white nationalism have appeared in many places around Durham in recent years. Duke University had white nationalist groups distribute flyers on campus and racist graffiti appeared on walls and other locations. Orange County Schools approved a ban of the confederate flag and other symbols of hate across the district after a group of parents
For black children, attending school is an act of racial justice
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
As a seemingly twisted way to ring in 2019, the Trump administration has sent a loud and clear message that it’s OK for educators and school leaders to keep black children out of school buildings and exclude them from opportunities to learn. It may sound extreme, but that’s exactly what it means to rescind school discipline guidance that was put
Raleigh joining Confederate statue fight
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
RALEIGH – The fight to topple Confederate monuments landed on Raleigh’s capitol grounds moments after a diverse crowd gathered downtown for HKonJ to urge lawmakers to do the moral thing. The Crush Confederates at Our Capitol rally was organized by Smash Racism Raleigh, a coalition of anti-racists with support from Youth Fuse and the N.C. State
All-Star game marks latest milestone for Michael Jordan
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
CHARLOTTE — Buzz Peterson knew Michael Jordan as well as anyone when they were in college. Roommates and teammates at North Carolina, they spent countless days competing on the basketball court in practice and endless hours talking hoops. Their nights often included shooting pool and tossing cards in their Granville Towers South dorm room. There often
Aggie women increase winning streak
Monday, February 11, 2019
GREENSBORO – The North Carolina A&T women’s basketball team is fast, athletic, and has tremendous size and length. The Aggies are also the defending MEAC champions and are undefeated in the conference thus far this season. C’Coriea Foy, a 6-foot junior who provides the Aggies length defensively on the perimeter, led A&T with 20
American dream remains deferred for black millennials
Monday, February 11, 2019
For black millennials, the American dream remains deferred and, in some cases, is a nightmare. “The American dream, the idea that anyone can succeed through hard work, is one of the most enduring myths in this country. And one of its most prominent falsehoods,” Reniqua Allen, the author of “It Was All a Dream,” wrote in a recent
Triangle gets first all-vegan market
Monday, February 11, 2019
CHAPEL HILL – The Triangle’s first all-vegan market celebrated its grand opening last weekend. Coco Bean Vegan Market, at 1114 Environ Way in Chapel Hill, will offer locally made vegan pastries, coffee, hard cider and wine tasting. Owners Tamara and Steve Lackey decided to open the market after customers started requesting items at their vegan
NCCU exhibits works by NC connections
Sunday, February 10, 2019
DURHAM – The works of black female artists with North Carolina connections will be featured this spring at the North Carolina Central Art Museum on campus. The exhibit, “Connected: African American Female Artists and North Carolina,” will open with an artist’s reception Feb 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. This exhibition, curated by Christine
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NC groups release diverse framework to improve early education

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