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Achieving justice for sexual assault survivors in NC
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
On average, 36 sexual assault evidence collection kits are collected each week in North Carolina. It is staggering to think that this heinous crime occurs so frequently. Each one of these kits represents a tragedy in someone’s life. We need to send a clear message to all survivors: North Carolina cares greatly about what happened to you, and
 
For black children, attending school is an act of racial justice
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
As a seemingly twisted way to ring in 2019, the Trump administration has sent a loud and clear message that it’s OK for educators and school leaders to keep black children out of school buildings and exclude them from opportunities to learn. It may sound extreme, but that’s exactly what it means to rescind school discipline guidance that was put
 
Marching is the moral (and effective) thing to do
Thursday, February 7, 2019
There’s a vexing conundrum that frequently confronts movements for social justice when they’re trying to rally supporters to action. It turns out that the best and easiest times to spur people to action often coincide with the moments at which the movement is at its weakest and least able to effect real change. Think about it. Five-plus years
 
Valuing veteran teachers, and the need for teachers of color
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
The National Center for Education Statistics reports that male teachers in public secondary schools declined nationally from 41 percent to 36 percent in the 1999-2016 period. Also, teachers with more than 20 years of experience dropped from 32 percent to 22 percent of all teachers in elementary and secondary schools. Of all North Carolina teachers, 80
 

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Talking Black in America

Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m. The Chatham County

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Black History Month

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Food Pantry/Clothes Closet

Clothes Closet: 8 to 11 a.m. Food Pantry: 10

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RALEIGH – Junior Macy Keen recorded her 11th double-double of the season with 27 points