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Confessions of a lounge singer
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
DURHAM – Durham residents came out in full force to see Dasan Ahanu and his company perform their theatrical production, Confessions of a Lounge Singer. The event was held at the Hayti Heritage Center and hosted by Black Poetry Theatre, which was founded by Ahanu and his business partner, Church Da Poet, in 2008. The play sees Ahanu as Earl
 
East Durham front porch provides needed resources
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
DURHAM – As cooler weather knocks on our doors, Change Paths Ministry opens its doors, welcoming those in need of clothing or food. Change Paths Ministry, located in East Durham, was founded in 2015 by Pastor Allen Jones and his son, Tyrone (Redd) Nelson. From Jones’ home, he takes in donations of socks, jackets and blankets for local children
 
Florence wreaks havoc on struggling and neglected communities
Monday, October 1, 2018
Huge pools of standing flood water still surround houses in south Lumberton’s Turner Terrace neighborhood, drawing roving clouds of mosquitoes. Downed power lines float in the deep brown pools and lay tangled in the many fallen trees. The stench of sewage is oppressive. Still, many of its residents want to come home. Adrienne Kennedy’s family
 
Some black Americans see racial comeuppance in Cosby saga
Monday, October 1, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — After spending years building his persona as a model husband and father, Bill Cosby took an abrupt turn nearly 15 years ago with a now-infamous speech to an NAACP convention. He used his celebrity status to condemn poor African-Americans, chiding them to pull up their sagging pants, deriding them for having children out of wedlock and
 
A seminal game that hardly anyone knows about
Monday, October 1, 2018
ATLANTA — It was a seminal moment in the civil rights movement. In hindsight, one of the most significant games in American history. Yet most people have never heard the baseball story. Not even Hank Aaron, who is all too familiar with this nation’s resistance to racial equality. “I didn’t know anything about this game,” the
 
Guard against grandparent scams
Monday, October 1, 2018
Grandparents and grandchildren often have a special relationship. Kids are used to getting away with a little more with their grandparents, and grandparents are happy to spoil their grandkids a little. Some con artists know this and are only too willing to take advantage of a grandparent’s love. This year alone, our office has received 124 complaints
 
First black starting QB reflects on changes in game, society
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Marlin Briscoe didn’t want to be pigeonholed simply because of stereotypes against black men. He was a star quarterback in college, and he believed he had the talent, intelligence and leadership skills to be one in the pros. Fifty years ago, during an era of massive social upheaval in the United States, just getting a chance to prove it took a risky
 
64,000 NC schoolchildren ‘chronically absent’
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
RALEIGH – While North Carolina school systems work to make the most of limited funding, a new report highlights another vulnerability in education – not showing up for classes. The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation report says over 64,000 public school students in Pre-K through third grade were listed as "chronically absent" in the
 
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