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Who’s next to lead the White House Initiative on HBCUs?
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Now that Miguel Cardona has been nominated to be the next U.S. Secretary of Education, speculation has turned to who will become the next executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order moving the initiative from the U.S. Department of Education to the
Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: ‘Even as we grieved, we grew.’
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
NEW YORK — In one of the inaugurations’ most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world “even as we grieved, we grew.” The 22-year-old Gorman referenced everything from Biblical scripture and “Hamilton,” and at times echoed the oratory of John F.
Vice President Harris: A new chapter opens in US politics
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation’s second-highest office. Harris was sworn in as the first female U.S. vice president — and the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent
Gov. Roy Cooper looks to NC emerging stronger after the pandemic
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Gov. Roy Cooper started his second term facing the challenges of a pandemic that is killing dozens of North Carolina residents each day, as well as political divisions in the state and the nation. Dozens of North Carolinians die from illnesses related to COVID-19 each day. More than 10,000 new coronavirus infections were recorded in North Carolina on each
Harris team says it was blindsided by VP-elect’s Vogue cover
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
WILMINGTON, Del. — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has landed on the cover of the February issue of Vogue magazine, but her team says there’s a problem: the shot of the country’s soon-to-be No. 2 leader isn’t what both sides had agreed upon. Instead of the powder blue power suit Harris wore for her cover shoot, the first African
N.C. mulls incentives for prison inmates who get vaccinated
Sunday, January 10, 2021
RALEIGH — North Carolina prison officials are considering offering rewards to inmates who accept a coronavirus vaccine that will soon become available to them. Todd Ishee, commissioner of prisons, said that the Department of Public Safety is considering offering prisoners a greater number of guest visitations and other perks if they choose to get
More than 10,000 NC students unaccounted for
Monday, January 4, 2021
RALEIGH — North Carolina education officials recently estimated that educators can’t account for about 10,000 to 15,000 public school students this school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers and educators worry more students are falling through cracks in the system than is presently known, as the coronavirus pandemic upends
A divided nation asks: What’s holding our country together?
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Elections are meant to resolve arguments. This one inflamed them. Weeks after the votes have been counted and the winners declared, many Americans remain angry, defiant and despairing. Millions now harbor new grievances borne of President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud. Many Democrats are saddened by results that revealed the

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Time for Durham to increase police presence in violent communities

Last summer, Durham City Council member Mark Anthony Middleton received a letter from a

Senate passes bill to create black burial grounds network

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation that would better protect historic African

Hargraves Community Center earns builder award

The Hargraves Community Center received the 2021 Bridge Builder Award on Jan. 17 during the 36th