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BOOK: A thriller in the age of Black Lives Matter
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Down the River Unto the Sea By Walter Mosley Mulholland Books, $27 HC For the first time in a decade, Mosley returns to Little, Brown and Company (and, specifically, Mulholland Books) with Down the River Unto the Sea, the first thriller for the age of Black Lives Matter. With references to Mumia Abu-Jamal and the lawless cities all people of color are
Prospective teachers more likely to view black faces as angry
Thursday, July 5, 2018
A preliminary study of prospective teachers finds that they are more likely to view the face of black adults as angry compared to the faces of white adults. Similarly, the study participants viewed the behavior of black children as more hostile than the behavior of white children. “Black students experience more suspensions, expulsions and
Hampton, Claflin officially gone
Thursday, July 5, 2018
July 1 brought some official changes to two HBCU conferences. Hampton is now a member of the Big South Conference, and Claflin has left the SIAC for the CIAA. Should make for an interesting first year. New basketball officials With the retirement of Jim Burch, who has left some big shoes to fill, the CIAA has named two coordinators of basketball
Churches looking 'more like their neighborhoods'
Thursday, July 5, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More American churches are multiracial, but still less so than the neighborhoods surrounding them, a new study shows. A Baylor University study, released June 20, found the percentage of multiracial congregations in the United States nearly doubled. From 1998 to 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, multiracial
Missionaries you should know: George Liele
Thursday, July 5, 2018
RICHMOND – One of the most significant figures in the history of Christian missions is a freed Georgia slave named George Liele. Even though William Carey may be called the father of the modern missionary movement, Liele left America and planted the Gospel in Jamaica a full 10 years before Carey left England. Liele came to Christ in 1773 at the age
Juvenile council discuss ways to reduce juvenile delinquency
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
DURHAM – Area residents and concerned citizens attended a community forum last week to learn about ways to reduce juvenile delinquency and to improve services for local youth. The Durham County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council hosted the Let’s Talk Community Conversation at the Hayti Heritage Center to bring residents, criminal justice
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
BLACK ENTREPRENEURSHIP Black Entrepreneurship Week kicks off July 9 with a welcome reception, 6-8 p.m., HQ Capital Club, 16 W. Martin St. Visit iecnc.com/bew-2018 for a list of all activities. BLACK CHAMBER Greater Durham Black Chamber will host its next Black Business Forum July 10, 6-7:30 p.m., M&F Corporate Auditorium, 2634 Durham-Chapel Hill
Taylor Morrison opens new Grandin Trace community
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
DURHAM — Taylor Morrison, a leading national builder and developer, is expanding its collection of communities in the Raleigh area with one of its latest additions in Durham. Ideally located close to a variety of attractions, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, Grandin Trace offers luxury ranch-style homes in an intimate community priced
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