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Program provides a ‘village’ for youth
Thursday, May 28, 2015
DURHAM – Roughly 23,000 foster children turn 18 years old and age out of state custody each year. According to the Midwest Study of Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth, this group is less likely to succeed in adult life than their peers. They also are more likely to experience homelessness, unemployment, incarceration, and more. Youth
Raleigh teen receives life-saving transplant
Thursday, May 28, 2015
RALEIGH – Fifteen-year-old Lennox Robertson received a lifesaving liver transplant earlier this month. Robertson was diagnosed with Hepatic Granulomas Fibrosis (scar tissue in the liver) in June 2014. “Lennox went from (being) a healthy kid from ages 0-12 and then in June 2013 he began itching all over his body, and (I) noticed the whites of
3 ex-NCCU workers accuse chancellor of discrimination
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
DURHAM – Three former employees at N.C. Central University have filed lawsuits against the school's chancellor, saying she discriminated against non-blacks and spent taxpayer money for personal use. Local media outlets report the university issued a statement Wednesday denying what it called "numerous unfounded allegations" made against Chancellor
DCABP lands permanent home
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
DURHAM – It took 80 years but the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People now has a permanent home. For the better part of an almost-century, the DCABP has met in various churches and other public spaces since its founding in 1935. Founding leaders included C.C. Spaulding, James E. Shepard, R.N. Harris, and more. Leaders in their community
People’s Alliance addresses Durham’s gentrification
Thursday, May 21, 2015
DURHAM – The Bull City boasts a historic, prevalent black population and was one of the first cities in America where African-Americans could flourish. However, the country also has a history of gentrification (urban renewal that leads to the displacement of the occupying demographic), and Durham was no exception to that narrative. Durham’s
An app for recording police encounters
Thursday, May 21, 2015
RALEIGH – At a time when the manner in which police engage with citizens is being questioned and re-evaluated, North Carolinians can now use their smartphones to record and report interactions with law enforcement. A new app called Mobile Justice N.C. records videos and immediately transmits footage to the ACLU of North Carolina. Staff Attorney
2 students; 19 law schools
Thursday, May 21, 2015
RALEIGH – St. Augustine’s students Shaquitta Monique Clark and Antwoine Lamonte Coleman Jr. had a major dilemma. No, they weren’t worried about graduating; they both did that earlier this month. No, it wasn’t about their next career move. That already had been decided, too – law school. The dilemma? Which school. Both had
Organization helps veterans get back on feet
Thursday, May 21, 2015
RALEIGH – Approximately 700,000 veterans live in North Carolina. Many are homeless or are suffering from mental, emotional, and physical ailments. Additionally, some veterans and their families simply don’t know the resources that are available that can make their transition back into civilian life a bit easier. The National Association for
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