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Done deal: work ready to begin at Washington Terrace
Thursday, September 14, 2017
RALEIGH – The deal has closed and work is set to begin at Raleigh’s Washington Terrace complex. Affordable housing developer DHIC, Inc., closed on $31.8 million in financing for the first phase of the 162-unit Village at Washington Terrace that includes a child care center. The community will house one-, two- and three-bedroom garden
 
WWP hosts block party for activism
Monday, September 11, 2017
DURHAM – Lamont Lilly, a Durham activist and organizer of the Workers World Party -–Durham, piled paper plates high with fried chicken from The Chicken Hut Saturday evening outside of the Hayti Heritage Center. “You want more greens,” Lilly asked a young man as he carefully balanced a plate of food at the Bull City Block Party.
 
Three years free after 30 years in prison
Thursday, September 7, 2017
RALEIGH – Saturday marks the third anniversary of the biggest exoneration in North Carolina history. Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were declared innocent after serving over 30 years in prison for a crime they didn't commit. Their story is chronicled in a report released by the Center for Death Penalty Litigation. The center's executive director,
 
End of DACA spells uncertainty for North Carolinians
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
RALEIGH – The Trump administration's announcement Tuesday that it plans to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, places 27,000 North Carolinians in limbo. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says it's now up to Congress to come up with a solution before the current protections offered to the so-called DREAMers expire in
 
Multiracial citizens could bridge cultural divide
Thursday, August 31, 2017
RALEIGH – The growing number of people who identify themselves as multiracial in North Carolina could also bridge the cultural divide in their communities as a whole. The once-per-decade census shows America becoming more racially diverse, and the Pew Research Center estimates that multiracial people comprise 14 percent of the country today. "A
 
Durham preschool gets 'A' for first year
Thursday, August 24, 2017
DURHAM – Last year, Deborah Watkins and three other retired educators opened the Gift of Knowledge Academy for struggling K-2 students. Though the goal was to have two kindergarten classes and one first-grade class, the academy only recruited five kindergarten students for its inaugural school year. Now those students are ready to enter first grade,
 
Durham City Council candidates weigh in
Friday, August 18, 2017
DURHAM – Twelve of the 14 candidates vying for the three open seats on the Durham City Council participated Wednesday night in a forum hosted by the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People. Candidates answered tough questions about the many challenges facing Durham; a city consistently ranked as one of the best places to live while deeply
 
Going to school in black and white
Friday, August 18, 2017
DURHAM – The summer of 1970 was tinged with anticipation for LaHoma Smith Romocki. The rising eighth-grader in Durham Public Schools awaited the arrival of a letter assigning her to a new school as part of the court-ordered desegregation of schools. “The knowledge that the unwanted school reassignment was coming hovered over me like a pesky
 
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The centennial of R. Kelly Bryant

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Rising star Ruth La’Ontra comes to Durham

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