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School board publicly discusses flag ban
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – Five members of Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County (ACTBAC), a group working to preserve Confederate history, held billowing Confederate flags Monday night in protest of the Orange County Board of Education’s first public discussion about banning the flag from county schools. Barry Brown, an ACTBAC member and Alamance
 
Integration pioneers to be honored with marker
Monday, May 8, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – The first African-Americans to serve in the modern Navy at general rating will be honored with the dedication of a permanent historical marker on the 75th anniversary of their enlisting. The marker – which will be installed May 27, 10 a.m., at the intersection of West Franklin and South Roberson streets – commemorates U.S.
 
Wake county schools respond to ‘Snapchat’ incident
Friday, May 5, 2017
APEX — Raleigh-Apex NAACP President Portia Rochelle met with Wake County public school officials Wednesday over another racial incident in the school system. Rochelle talked with Superintendent John Merrill and Rodney Trice, assistant superintendent for Equity Affairs, to discuss the actions of administrators after an Apex Friendship High student
 
Durham YouthBuild prepares students for future careers
Thursday, May 4, 2017
DURHAM – O’Morris Jones and Jeremiah Lewis may only be 17 and 18 years old, but their plans for the future reach far beyond their ages. The two young men entered the Triangle Literacy Council’s new Bull City YouthBuild program in March, which provides participants with a nine-month, intensive -earning environment to receive their high
 
May Day demonstrations address concerns over social injustice
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
DURHAM – People from all walks of life gathered Monday evening in downtown Durham for a three-pronged May Day demonstration. Organized by the Triangle Unity May Day Coalition and the Triangle People Assembly’s, the evening began with a demonstration outside of the site of the new $71 million Durham Police Headquarters, moved to the County Jail
 
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