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Civil rights activist dies
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DURHAM – Legendary civil rights activist Ann Atwater died on Monday. She spent her life championing educational and economic equality for African-Americans in Durham. Atwater died at Duke Hospital just a few weeks shy of her 81st birthday. Atwater suffered in recent years from several health complications and was confined to a hospital bed in her
Forward Cities plans to move Durham forward
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DURHAM – Durham has seen a great deal of change in the past few years. While the city has recently blossomed with trendy new restaurants, exciting tech companies, growing educational programs and innovative entrepreneurship, it was not all too long ago that downtown was desolate and struggling with high crime rates and a bad reputation. Yet many
Black Caucus foundation raises thousands for HBCUs
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
DURHAM – The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation raised $140,000 in scholarship funds for HBCU students at its annual scholarship banquet Friday. Every year the NCLBC Foundation hosts a banquet to honor the importance of HBCUs and educating our youth. The Caucus saw a need for programs that championed African-American youth, and, as a
2016 Tribune Father of the Year
Thursday, June 16, 2016
DURHAM – William Earl Burnette was born on Fayetteville Street in 1944 as the oldest of six children, and long before he had his own child he was working to support his family. “I started working at about 11 years old. I used to work with the milkman. I used to have to get up in the morning when they had the boxes on the porch and you take (out
Protestors rally against ‘rich’ tax
Thursday, June 16, 2016
RALEIGH – Over the past four years, state tax changes have saved the average millionaire almost $15,000 a year. Progress NC Action said that a newly proposed state tax cap is essentially a “Millionaire Protection Act.” “Politicians are trying to double down with a proposed constitutional amendment that would lock in their misguided
No ordinary walk
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Paulette Leaphart is no stranger to pain. A life of traumatic experiences she says prepared her for the pain that was to come – infusing Leaphart with the sort of strength she describes as not her own, but from a divine source. It is that strength Leaphart says saved her from years of sexual and physical abuse as a child. It’s also the
The fight for gun control deepens
Thursday, June 9, 2016
RALEIGH – There were more than 50,000 incidents of gun violence in America last year. A year ago, a gunman went into a historically black Charleston, South Carolina, church and deliberately took the lives of nine people and injured five others, hoping to incite a race riot. More recently, a gunman shot and killed a UCLA professor before later killing
AIDS advocates lobby for the cause
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
RALEIGH – It may seem like the “disease of decades’ past,” but thousands of people across America today are living with HIV/AIDS. Over 36,000 North Carolina residents are living with the virus. Advocates gathered at the General Assembly Tuesday to lobby for HIV/AIDS legislation. Issues of particular importance this session include
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Disrespect from Democrats and Republicans

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Domestic violence funds narrowly survive LGBT law fight

RALEIGH – Millions of dollars in funding for domestic violence programs in North Carolina

NCCU left out of MEAC TV

The MEAC released its TV football schedule last week on the ESPN family of networks. Nine games