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SCHOOL NEWS: Orange County
Friday, June 15, 2018
Three principals were hired during the last school board meeting: Aisha Howard is the new principal at McDougle Elementary. Howard previously was the principal at Oak Grove Elementary in Durham Public Schools. Prior to that, she was principal of North Elementary in Person County Schools. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from
Project taps the power of black women to get men to the doctor
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Glenn E. Simmons Jr. knows firsthand the power of the woman in African-American culture. "It was my mother who was adamant about certain things going a certain way," he said. It's often true that women are the leaders in black families, Simmons said, which is why he was on board with a colleague's effort to help women encourage men to take control of
BOOK: 25 years of renegade poetics
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets Edited by Bianca Lynne Spriggs and Jeremy Paden University Press of Kentucky, $24.95 PB The Appalachian region stretches from Mississippi to New York, encompassing rural areas as well as cities from Birmingham to Pittsburgh. Though Appalachia’s people are as diverse as its terrain, few other regions in
Hero Sports, Athlon recognize N.C. A&T football
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
GREENSBORO – HERO Sports released its 2018 preseason Football Championship Subdivision All-American teams and preseason Top 25. N.C. A&T was a part of both. Three members from A&T’s 12-0 MEAC championship, Celebration Bowl winning team earned recognition on one of the three All-American teams. Sophomore cornerback Frank McCain and
Rites of Passage marks transition into manhood
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
DURHAM – Brothers Kyle, 16, and Rasheed Hardison, 13, were initiated into manhood during the Durham Business and Professional Chain’s 29th annual Rites of Passage graduation ceremony Sunday. The ceremony is a way to honor and uplift young African-American men as they begin to accept leadership roles in the community. The DBPC Cultural Committee
A honey of a program
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
DURHAM – Bees are dying at alarming numbers. That may seem like good news to homeowners who are tired of getting stung when they mow their lawns, but it’s actually bad news since bees are essential pollinators for plants and crops. The Honeybee Conservancy is hoping to reverse the trend, and two Durham organizations are now part of that plan.
Fathers to equip students with summer survival kits
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
DURHAM – Pathways to Change announced on Monday the kickoff of its inaugural “Strong Fathers Make Strong Families” resource event on June 20, 6-8 p.m. at Northside Baptist Church. The U.S. economy spends approximately $55 billion annually as a result of childhood exposure to domestic violence and broken homes, and Pathways to Change hopes
NC NAACP vows to fight ‘racist’ bills
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
RALEIGH – “It will not succeed. We call on the nation to stand with us as we reject this succession bill,” the Rev. T. Anthony Spearman told a crowd gathered at the North Carolina NAACP State Office in Raleigh Monday, referring to the latest bill attempting to require an ID to vote. Spearman called the current legislative session of the
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J.D. Greear seeks unity, diversity

DALLAS – On the heels of an election many Southern Baptists believe was pivotal, J.D.

Chatham Central students turn ‘pasta project’ into soul food

PITTSBORO — Over plates of pasta, Chatham Central High students added to the fabric of

Walmart to offer online degrees for employees

Walmart, one of America’s largest employers, is offering its workers a college education