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SWAC to induct 7 in HOF
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Seven contributors to SWAC schools in various roles will be inducted into the 2018 SWAC Hall of Fame on Nov. 30 in Birmingham, Alabama. Dave Washington Jr. (Alcorn State), Larry Watkins (Alabama State), Ralph A. Garr Sr. (Grambling State), Eric Strothers (Jackson State), Nathaniel Gross (Prairie View A&M), Roger Cador (Southern) and Lonza Hardy were
FEMA deadline extension crucial for some storm victims
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
For some in North Carolina, an extra month to apply for individual assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency could make all the difference as victims of Hurricane Florence struggle to settle back in. The 30-day extension, announced by FEMA earlier this month, will allow homeowners and renters in eligible counties to apply until Dec. 13.
YMCA of the Triangle receives grant to support Southeast Raleigh
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
RALEIGH – The YMCA of the Triangle has been named a 2018 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders grant recipient. The organization was selected for its work in addressing issues fundamental to economic mobility. As an awardee, it receives a $200,000 grant, a year of leadership training for the executive director and an emerging leader at the
Aggies don't skip a beat with Washington
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Sam Washington isn’t asking for his check this time. In case you were living in a cave back in September, Washington went viral when he sarcastically reminded administrators at East Carolina to “bring me my money.” North Carolina A&T had just upset the FBS opponent, and Washington was referring to the customary “beatdown”
Durham’s Page honored with Lifetime award
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
DURHAM – The Rev. Michael Page has been a county commissioner. He has worked as a campus minister and a preacher. He has helped former inmates find work and housing, and he has spearheaded initiatives to help the homeless. Those are just a few of the things for which he has become known for in his long and productive career. For all that and more,
DurhamCares celebrates 10 years of bridging church and community
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
DURHAM – DurhamCares, which brings churches and city residents together to work to improve their community, celebrated its 10-year anniversary last weekend. The Rev. Reynolds Chapman, the organization’s executive director, highlighted some of the accomplishments DurhamCares has made over the past decade. Those initiatives include raising
Family of slain NCCU student wants independent investigation
Monday, November 19, 2018
DURHAM – “Have you heard about the student who was murdered?” This is the question Miguel Staten repeatedly asked people as they lined up outside the Durham Performing Arts Center last Saturday. Family, friends and classmates of DeAndre Ballard marched in front of DPAC to raise awareness about the death of the 23-year-old North Carolina
NCCU professor and UNC collaborate on cancer drug
Thursday, November 15, 2018
DURHAM – Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths, but not many people know much about it. Advocates are trying to share more knowledge through Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November, and researchers at North Carolina Central University and UNC Chapel Hill are working together to reduce the number of deaths from
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Student, faculty protests against return of ‘Silent Sam’ gain momentum

As UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt addressed a tense Faculty Council meeting last week, a

Don’t let small dollar loans ruin your holidays

In this wonderful time of the year when family and friends gather in good cheer to celebrate the

The growing and disproportionate imprisonment of black women

Missy Venable (not her real name) said she has trouble sleeping at night. It’s not the