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Black naval band honored with historical marker
Sunday, May 28, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – Forty-four black musicians who formed the B-1 U.S. Naval Band 75 years ago were honored with a historical marker at the corner of Franklin and Roberson Streets in Chapel Hill Saturday morning. These men, two of whom attended Saturday’s unveiling ceremony, were the Navy’s first African-Americans to serve in Naval capacities
NC women in politics share inspiration and advice
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
RALEIGH – On Tuesday evening, women of all ages and backgrounds gathered in a meeting room at the North Carolina Association of Educators to listen to a candid dialogue between North Carolina women-elected officials. Lillian’s List, a North Carolina organization that recruits, trains and supports progressive women to run for public office in
Wake County schools top seniors honored
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
RALEIGH – The top African-American seniors in Wake County public schools were honored last week at the inaugural Triangle Tribune Top Senior Banquet. Over 200 students and their parents and relatives filled the McKimmon Center on N.C. State’s campus to be recognized for having a 3.25 GPA or higher. Each student received a copy of the inaugural
Jordan High minority students discuss inequality
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
DURHAM – A panel of five African-American Jordan High School students spoke out about social and educational issues facing students of color at a JHS Student Forum Monday night. Parents, teachers, administrators and fellow students listened attentively as these brave students shared poignant stories of inequality within the walls of Durham’s
African dance master choreographer dies; was 80
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
DURHAM — Chuck Davis, a master choreographer and teacher of traditional African dance styles who founded dance companies in North Carolina and New York, has died. He was 80. Davis died Sunday at his home in Durham, said Dr. B. Angeloe Burch Sr., executive director of the African American Dance Ensemble, which Davis founded. Davis had been diagnosed
Bailout frees Durham mothers and caregivers from jail
Monday, May 15, 2017
DURHAM – Fourteen area women were able to spend Mother’s Day with their families this weekend thanks to the national “Mama’s Bail Out Day.” Put together by a coalition of 25 social justice groups across the country, Durham raised nearly $30,000 over several weeks to bail out the women. Serena Sebring, a Durham-based organizer
Property tax increase in Durham budget
Monday, May 15, 2017
DURHAM – Citing the critical need to address Durham’s growing priorities, including affordable housing and public safety, as well as to proactively engage youth, City Manager Tom Bonfield proposed a 1.79-cent tax rate increase. “We’ve heard very clearly from residents and the city council that we need to be doing more to provide
Triangle Tribune Mother of the Year
Thursday, May 11, 2017
DURHAM – No one goes hungry in Etta Hayes house, and that is a mighty big task. Mrs. Hayes, 81, has seven adult children, 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a slew of close friends who dine with her regularly. Her favorite things to whip up on a Sunday afternoon are oven chicken, pinto beans, collard greens and her famous string beans
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