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A decade of second chances
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
RALEIGH – Dennis Gaddy returned home from jail to a stable family and a good support system, but realized not all ex-felons have this luxury. He felt it was his mission, his obligation, to provide much needed support to men and women who are reentering society. Community Success Initiative, a nonprofit organization that helps former inmates achieve
 
Smiley: Voting power key to poverty
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
RALEIGH – “Rocking the vote” is more than just a trendy slogan or a civic duty. National TV commentator Tavis Smiley says voting can be a way out of poverty. “Voting matters and it makes a difference, (although) I’m not one of those who thinks that voting is the answer to all of our problems. People do vote. They voted in 2008
 
NC NAACP seeks legislative session on Medicaid
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory should call legislators to a one-day session to approve Medicaid expansion, the head of the state NAACP said Monday. As the Rev. William Barber spoke in a church, three caskets lined the aisles to symbolize people, hospitals and jobs that advocates say have died because of the lack of health care. "It is grievous to have
 
Chapel Hill celebrates historical black mayoral election
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – A few black radicals would approach Howard Lee, barely into his mayoral position. “They would come and say, ‘What are you going to do for the black folks?’ And my response is and has always been, ‘Nothing. I’m going to focus on the greatest needs in the community and the priority is going to be based on
 
Bringing life to old neighborhoods
Thursday, October 16, 2014
RALEIGH – The Raleigh Convention Center was packed with corporations, affordable housing organizations and individuals interested in the affordable housing landscape of North Carolina. The annual conference, put on by the North Carolina Housing Coalition, included seminar topics ranging from “private sector solutions for affordable
 
Breast cancer survivor inspires ‘gem’ of an organization
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
DURHAM – Pearley Long Yelverton’s son refers to her as the “gem of the sea,” and through her advocacy of breast cancer awareness, Yelverton has been a jewel who’s lived up to her namesake. As a 38-year breast cancer survivor, Yelverton has dedicated the last three decades to breast cancer awareness. Though October is breast
 
Cisco mentors students in job-shadow day
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
DURHAM – It was an all-day field trip for high school students who got to explore one of the largest companies in Research Triangle Park. Fifty students from J.D. Clement Early College High School participated in a job shadow day at Cisco, a multinational corporation seller of networking systems. The day was specifically reserved for minorities
 
Judge rejects bid for concealed guns at NC fair
Monday, October 13, 2014
RALEIGH – A judge rejected an effort on Monday to force the North Carolina State Fair to allow concealed-carry permit holders to bring handguns, saying it would be "unwise and imprudent" to let weapons into the event. Wake County Judge Donald Stephens declined to grant a preliminary injunction to the group challenging the longstanding ban on guns at
 
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