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Color of Change PAC wants to end money bail
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
DURHAM – Color of Change PAC was back in town Sunday, this time to launch a get-out-to-vote campaign to support Satana Deberry for Durham district attorney. Over 150 people showed up at a community brunch at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel equipped with laptops, tablets, and cellphones to send messages to local constituents encouraging them to vote in
Raleigh mayor talks economy, parks and affordable housing
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
RALEIGH – Raleigh’s economy, Dix Park, and affordable housing were major themes in Mayor Nancy McFarlane’s State of the City speech last week. She delivered her address at the Contemporary Art Museum as part of First Friday activities. The mayor said that Raleigh’s economy continues to grow. She noted that 77 businesses announced
April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
Monday, April 9, 2018
The Men’s Health Network has joined with other cancer organizations to form an awareness coalition to recognize Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. These organizations are calling for increased research and greater awareness of the challenges facing testicular cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones. Testicular cancer is the most common
Final numbers show strong NC insurance signups
Monday, April 9, 2018
New data released last week by federal health officials show that North Carolina had continued strong enrollment on the federal health insurance marketplace during the most recent signup period, but it was a squeaker The data show that close to half of North Carolina’s 519,803 signups for insurance available under the Affordable Care Act (also known
Congressional incumbents discuss state of the country
Sunday, April 8, 2018
DURHAM – The nation’s current public policy is continuously dividing the country instead of drawing people closer together, agreed U.S. Reps. David Price, D-N.C., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., during a Congressional Town Hall meeting Thursday. The meeting, held at the Hayti Heritage Center, was sponsored by the Durham Committee on the Affairs
Colorful caladiums brighten shade gardens all season
Friday, April 6, 2018
Tuck them into the garden, pop some in a container or dress up a window box. Then water as needed, add a bit of fertilizer and wait for the color explosion. The showy heart-shaped leaves of caladiums come in combinations of pink, red, white and green. These heat-loving plants provide beautiful color all season long. Best of all, no deadheading is needed.
Durham’s theatre co. provides opportunities for black theater artists
Friday, April 6, 2018
DURHAM – A local theater company is changing the face of the Durham theater scene. Black Ops Theatre Company, which features black artists from around the Triangle, is committed to challenging the preconceived notions of what black theater looks like. Founded in 2015 by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell, the Durham-based theater group was formed as a
Art contest to design coin for black WWI veteran
Friday, April 6, 2018
ALBANY, NY – One of the nation's oldest rare coin shops is seeking artists from across the nation to design a silver coin-shaped medallion honoring African-American World War I hero Sgt. Henry Johnson. Ferris Coin Co. of Albany, New York, is offering two prizes of $1,000 each to the winning designs for the obverse and reverse sides of a coin-shaped
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Lack of progress on NC students’ test scores ‘frustrating’

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Raleigh kicks off National Small Business Week

RALEIGH – The City of Raleigh will host the second event for “Connect