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Expansion of COVID testing in schools would slow infections
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
State health officials want to expand testing for COVID-19 in school districts as more students, teachers and staff return to classrooms. Officials are focusing on “screen testing,” which is done on a regular basis, usually weekly, as opposed to diagnostic testing performed on individuals who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19. “We do have some
Summer school, reading improvement bills pass legislature
Thursday, April 8, 2021
RALEIGH — The North Carolina General Assembly finalized a pair of public education measures designed to get more intensive help to children learning to read and to those who have fallen behind during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before going home for a spring recess, the GOP-controlled House and Senate approved both bills by overwhelming margins. They now
BLM Global Network Foundation announces grant program
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation has announced a five-year, multimillion- dollar grant to Love Not Blood Campaign, which has an ongoing campaign called Families United 4 Justice Network, a collective of 320 families from across the country whose loved ones were killed by the police. “Too many families have suffered pain and misery at the
Cooper seeks big debt package, pay hikes, Medicaid expansion
Thursday, March 25, 2021
RALEIGH — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday proposed a spending and borrowing spree by state government that he said is critical to fulfilling education, health care and infrastructure demands that were evident before the pandemic but have been exacerbated since. With state coffers filled with unspent funds and $5 billion of
Cooper eases North Carolina gathering, occupancy limits
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday eased several restrictions that will soon allow businesses to open at greater capacity and more people to assemble indoors and outdoors. Starting March 26, bars and sports and entertainment venues can open at 50% capacity indoors or outdoors, with the 11 p.m. cutoff for on-site alcohol consumption

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First Time Home Buyer Workshop

First Time Home Buyer Webinar Workshop Tuesday,


Website launch

At 7 p.m., the Shaw University Center for Racial


Breast Cancer Awareness

Time: 3 to 6 p.m. Breast Cancer Awareness

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Expansion of COVID testing in schools would slow infections

State health officials want to expand testing for COVID-19 in school districts as more students,

Orgs. create first Black College World Series

A new chapter in the legacy of HBCU baseball will soon be written with the inaugural Black

How Black poets and writers gave a voice to ‘Affrilachia’

Appalachia, in the popular imagination, stubbornly remains poor and white. Open a dictionary and