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Dignity project showcases the ‘real’ Durham
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
DURHAM – Who gets to tell our stories? Who gets to record our history? These questions and more are the driving force behind a summer program that turns Durham high school students into historians and activists. The Bull City Dignity Project — facilitated by Duke University seniors Cindy Li and Lara Haft and funded by the Kenan Institute for
 
Cops: Accountability, trust improve relations
Thursday, August 18, 2016
RALEIGH – Accountability, communication and trust between police and citizens are the ingredients to reduce the chances for police shootings that escalate into community violence, North Carolina law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Speaking at a meeting about police training practices, two police chiefs, a sheriff and a training program director
 
KYN: Everybody get on the good foot
Thursday, August 18, 2016
DURHAM – The art form that stems back to sock hops, disco clubs and soul train lines has seen a rebirth in recent years. Soul line dancing has become largely popular in Durham and surrounding areas and, according to dancers, you can find a dancing event or class somewhere every week. The surge in popularity in the area can be traced back about a
 
NC shooting victim's family hires lawyer
Monday, August 15, 2016
RALEIGH – The family of a black North Carolina man shot to death in a neighborhood confrontation in Raleigh has hired the lawyer representing two other black men who were killed by white police officers. State Rep. Justin Bamberg of South Carolina says he is representing relatives of Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas. Thomas was killed Aug. 7 when a
 
Charter school trend slows as NC increases scrutiny
Friday, August 12, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina's expanding number of public charter school will grow at a slower pace next year. The state Board of Education took a cautious approach toward groups that proposed opening one of the taxpayer-funded, non-traditional schools in the 2017-18 school year. Board members are being more particular after a handful of charter schools
 
‘Second Act’ for cancer survivors
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Most of us either know someone who has battled cancer or have experienced it ourselves. Much of the conversation around cancer is about taking steps to prevent it, how to get an early diagnosis and how to get the best treatment possible. But there isn't as much conversation about what happens after that long battle is over and remission has been declared.
 
Divided nation pauses for a night out celebration
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
RALEIGH – The time has never been more right for police and community members to come together, and that’s exactly what happened Tuesday night across the country. National Night Out is an annual campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Every year, thousands of neighborhoods across the nation host
 
Payday loans making a comeback
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
RALEIGH – It’s been 15 years since North Carolina became the first state in the country to end payday lending by making high interest loans illegal, and 10 years since the last businesses trying to avoid the ban were nipped in the bud. North Carolina first adopted payday lending in 1999. Grassroots organizations and other stakeholders convinced
 
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Dignity project showcases the ‘real’ Durham

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