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Highway marker describes 1898 Wilmington violence as ‘coup’
Friday, November 8, 2019
RALEIGH — The state of North Carolina is moving away from using the phrase “race riot” to describe the violent overthrow of the Wilmington government in 1898 and is instead using the word “coup” on the highway historical marker that will commemorate the dark event. The marker, which is already in place and covered with black
 
Freedom Park to honor African Americans closer to reality
Monday, November 4, 2019
RALEIGH — A gleaming abstract sculpture that’s lit from within will be the centerpiece of a new park honoring the contributions of African Americans to North Carolina that’s been in the planning stages for more than a decade. The state Historical Commission approved the new design for Freedom Park last week. The park will be located on a
 
Obama was not the first black man to run for president
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
George Edwin Taylor was the first black man to run for president of the United States. He grew up in a conflicted environment where the Civil War was always near. Taylor was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Aug. 4, 1857, to Amanda Hines, a free woman, and Bryant (Nathan) Taylor, a slave. Taylor, however, was raised in La Crosse, Wisconsin, by a
 
Meet the black man who invented mobile refrigeration
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Frederick Jones, an African American inventor and entrepreneur, is credited for his great invention of the portable refrigerator. He received over 60 patents for his other inventions. Jones managed to achieve all of these accomplishments while living in the era of Jim Crow and other propaganda used against black Americans. Jones was born on May 17, 1893,
 

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Art of Entertaining

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Black Girls Wine Society

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Get Out the Vote for Health Care

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A black woman wins the Miss Mississippi USA Pageant

Asya Branch, the winner of Miss Mississippi 2018, recently won the Miss Mississippi USA Pageant

No Hate at NC State!

RALEIGH – A confrontation occurred between members of the No Hate at N.C. State Coalition

Durham man out to clean every trash bin in Triangle

DURHAM – Every time you take out the trash, you probably get a glimpse – and