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Black Archives to uncover and curate photographs of black history
Sunday, April 11, 2021
NEW YORK – Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, has announced a partnership with Black Archives, providing the multimedia platform that spotlight the Black experience with unique access to its expansive archive. Black Archives Founder Renata Cherlise will cull through the trove of more than 11 million digitized and analog
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
IDA B. THE QUEEN The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells By Michelle Duster Simon and Schuster, $27 HC Journalist. Suffragist. Anti-lynching crusader. In 1862, Ida B. Wells was born enslaved in Holly Springs, Mississippi. In 2020, she won a Pulitzer Prize. Wells committed herself to the needs of those who did not have power. In the eyes of the
Revisiting the Black power dream of NC’s Soul City
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
In 1969, the civil rights movement was at a turning point. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated the previous year, and many were wondering where the movement should go from there. North Carolina civil rights leader Floyd McKissick, who practiced law in Durham, began to dream about what it might look like if a city could be built from scratch that
Free Black Pittsboro man’s legacy lives on 200 years later
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Built in 1811 by a free Black man, the Lewis Freeman House was one of the first buildings in the town of Pittsboro. Still standing today, it witnessed the horrors of the Civil War. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, its brick fireplace kept its occupants warm. In the 1960s, the original wood door opened as the civil rights movement spread across the

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First Time Home Buyer Workshop

First Time Home Buyer Webinar Workshop Tuesday,


Website launch

At 7 p.m., the Shaw University Center for Racial


Breast Cancer Awareness

Time: 3 to 6 p.m. Breast Cancer Awareness

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Expansion of COVID testing in schools would slow infections

State health officials want to expand testing for COVID-19 in school districts as more students,

Orgs. create first Black College World Series

A new chapter in the legacy of HBCU baseball will soon be written with the inaugural Black

How Black poets and writers gave a voice to ‘Affrilachia’

Appalachia, in the popular imagination, stubbornly remains poor and white. Open a dictionary and