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Wake County district attorney wants a fair courtroom
Thursday, March 5, 2015
RALEIGH – New District Attorney Lorrin Freeman wants a criminal justice system that the public can have confidence in. Freeman, former Wake County Clerk of Superior Court, is the first new district attorney in 30 years. She replaced Colon Willoughby who stepped down. A Democrat, Freeman’s career has spanned almost 20 years, including serving
Women honor ‘business mother’ Andrea Harris
Thursday, March 5, 2015
“If you’re in the room, act like you’re at the table, even if you’re not at the table.” – Andrea Harris RALEIGH – Andrea Harris, founder of the N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting minority and women business owners, was well-known for the above statement. Many of
Town hall meeting gets heated over non-custodial rights
Thursday, March 5, 2015
RALEIGH – Some custody situations can hinder non-custodial parents from participating in their children’s lives and oftentimes create disheartening effects on those desperate to be active parents. Every Father Counts, a Raleigh-based nonprofit dedicated to uplifting the importance of fatherhood, invited the public to an open forum to discuss
U.S. Transportation secretary makes bus tour stop in Durham
Friday, February 27, 2015
DURHAM – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Congressman G.K. Butterfield and Durham Mayor William Bell came together last week to highlight the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project and its benefits. Foxx’s visit was part of a four-day; five state GROW AMERICA Express bus tour. It highlighted the importance of investing in
SC State fights to stay open
Thursday, February 26, 2015
COLUMBIA, S.C.- The only 100 percent state-funded historically black college and university in South Carolina is fighting to keep its doors open. The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Higher Education last month voted 3 to 1 to shut the doors this summer. It would be closed for fiscal year 2015-16 and reopen in 2017. The decision is a result of trying
NC child poverty rate would double without intervention
Thursday, February 26, 2015
RALEIGH – North Carolina has numerous programs that aim to improve the lives of children and their families living in poverty, but how do you quantify the difference the programs make? A report released last week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, "Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States," demonstrates that without interventions the
UNC Poverty Center facing closure
Friday, February 20, 2015
Three centers in the university system, including a poverty research center run by an outspoken law professor, should be shut down, according to recommendations approved Wednesday by a special committee of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. The Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity was the most well-known among the three centers singled
Miss Black NC Jr. Teen walks paws for the cause
Thursday, February 19, 2015
RALEIGH – Michaela Dunn is only 11 years old, but the community service portion of her resume is longer than most high school students’. Michaela, who was just crowned Miss Black North Carolina Jr. Teen 2015 in December, recently announced one of her endeavors at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dreamfest Celebration in Cary. “In 2013
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Wake County district attorney wants a fair courtroom

RALEIGH – New District Attorney Lorrin Freeman wants a criminal justice system that the

Women honor ‘business mother’ Andrea Harris

“If you’re in the room, act like you’re at the table, even if you’re not


SHAW UNIVERSITY Completing a hard-fought journey that began in the fall, the team representing