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In the Heights comes to NC Theatre
Thursday, October 11, 2018
RALEIGH – Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights opens the North Carolina Theatre season at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. From the creator of Hamilton, In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light
‘The Talk’ is an essential warning for black youth
Monday, October 8, 2018
CHAPEL HILL – The Talk: An undesired heirloom; a habitual hand-me-down; a persistent reminder for black people that on any given day they could face imminent harm, a must-have for black children to help them thrive and survive. Sonny Kelly, who performs a one-man act called “The Talk”, said it is an essential warning for black youth.
Start an indoor garden with kitchen scraps
Thursday, October 4, 2018
The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can grow these into a very imaginative indoor garden. Kids and adults love to watch kitchen discards grow into new plants. According to the
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
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
Revenge of the Afronauts
Friday, September 28, 2018
DURHAM – Blackspace, an Afrofuturistm digital makerspace based at American Underground in Durham, has been working on an album for two years. Written, recorded, produced and mixed by youth hailing from throughout the Bull City – from Durham School of the Arts to Northern High to Early College – the album features 10 tracks that reflect the

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Documentary Screening

Time: 6 p.m. NCCU School of Law will host the


International Festival of Raleigh

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The annual International


Breast Cancer Symposium


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Guilford schools failed to disclose troubling lead levels

For more than four months, the Guilford County School System failed to disclose critical

VUU’s Taylor added to watch list

The streak is over! Lincoln (Pa.) defeated Elizabeth City State for its first win since Sept.

Peter Weddick Moore honored with highway marker

RALEIGH – Although born into slavery in 1859, Peter Weddick Moore used education as a path