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Stagville presents harvest festival
Monday, October 16, 2017
DURHAM – Explore the crafts and harvest traditions of one of North Carolina’s largest plantations at the Historic Stagville Harvest Festival, Oct. 21, noon to 6 p.m. Daytime demonstrations, vendors and crafts will give way to an African drum circle around an evening campfire with a master musician. Admission is $5 per person, with a $15 family
 
Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall
Friday, October 13, 2017
WASHINGTON — Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book’s first black superhero, the Black Panther. But even Boseman was wary after director Reginald Hudlin approached him about portraying the younger days of the future Supreme Court justice in
 
Plant easy care daffodils now for spring beauty
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Daffodils have a cheery presence in the spring garden and are a surefire way to chase away the winter blues. These fall-planted bulbs are also reliable perennials that require no maintenance and are not bothered by deer or other pests. The National Garden Bureau has declared 2017 the Year of the Daffodil, and with the fall planting season right around the
 
Teen author writes 3 books used by school districts
Thursday, October 5, 2017
The Middle School Chronicles By Essynce Moore Fifteen-year-old Essynce Moore is the only black teen author that has written three books that are mandatory readings for several school district curriculums, including Hillside, New Jersey, School District; Brooklyn, New York, charter school(s); and Orange, New Jersey, School District. Her books are a part of
 
Children’s play highlights girls’ leadership qualities
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
RALEIGH – We live in a world full of female leaders. Young children today might well assume that the United States has already had its own female president – maybe even more than one. The discovery that the assumption is wrong is what motivates one young girl to make big changes in “Grace for President,” a children’s theater
 
Book details drama behind NMAAHC saga
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Long Road to Hard Truth The 100-Year Mission to Create the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE By Robert L. Wilkins In 2000, the notion of the National Museum of African American History and Culture was an ongoing dream for several African-Americans, including Wilkins, a young public defense attorney in Washington, D.C., with a wife
 
Rare screening of cult classic showing in Raleigh
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
RALEIGH – Speller Street Films brought you the award-winning documentary "Wilmington on Fire" about the horrifying history of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre and the hatred that fueled it. Now comes "As an Act of Protest," a narrative film about the psychological effects of racism and the consequences of both accepting and resisting it. Dennis Leroy
 
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ICON Lecture Series

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Workers Rally

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Haunted Trolley

Oct. 20, 27 and 28 Time: 6:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

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People skills primed Pittsboro Elementary’s Poston

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