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Chief justice pick leads colleague to criticize governor
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
RALEIGH — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision Tuesday to elevate current Supreme Court Associate Justice Cheri Beasley to chief justice led to rare public criticism from a Republican judicial colleague who contends tradition put him in line for the post. Beasley, a former trial judge and Court of Appeals judge initially named
 
American dream remains deferred for black millennials
Monday, February 11, 2019
For black millennials, the American dream remains deferred and, in some cases, is a nightmare. “The American dream, the idea that anyone can succeed through hard work, is one of the most enduring myths in this country. And one of its most prominent falsehoods,” Reniqua Allen, the author of “It Was All a Dream,” wrote in a recent
 
N Carolina measure would require testing for all rape kits
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
RALEIGH — North Carolina politicians promised Tuesday to spend the $6 million needed to catch up on testing decades of ignored evidence collected from sexual assault victims, and also prevent the injustice from repeating by requiring investigators to test evidence quickly. Attorney General Josh Stein and a bipartisan group of lawmakers unveiled a
 
Harris-Perry draws support in beef with Wake Forest
Monday, January 28, 2019
The relationship between Wake Forest University and prominent black political science professor Melissa Harris-Perry, which appeared strained following remarks she made at a public Martin Luther King commemoration, appears to be deteriorating even as colleagues come to the academic’s defense. In response to an inquiry by Diverse, a spokeswoman issued
 

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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

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Community

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Food Pantry/Clothes Closet

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

Latest News

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Hinton-less Shaw rallies to defeat rival

RALEIGH – Junior Derrick Randolph scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half to help

Former slave made cars long before Henry Ford

Although Henry Ford is often considered the father of the American automobile industry, many

Shaw women earn first division win

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