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Writer of ‘Shake A Tail Feather’ dies
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
DETROIT — Andre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote “Shake A Tail Feather” and performed across musical genres, died. He was 82. Williams’ manager and musical director, Kenn Goodman, said t Williams was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and that he was receiving hospice care at a Chicago nursing home when he
Republicans fast-track bill to delay voter ID until 2020
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
RALEIGH — North Carolina Republicans fast-tracked legislation last week that would delay requiring photo identification to vote for this year’s elections, the result of yet-finished ID regulations and an unexpected race for a vacant congressional seat. The state Senate approved a measure that would slow down the required use of voter ID until
Summit aims to boost family-friendly NC Businesses
Monday, March 18, 2019
RALEIGH – Family-friendly practices in the workplace are big business, and a best-selling author will have advice for creating a family-friendly workplace at a conference in Raleigh. Brigid Schulte is the keynote speaker for the first Family Forward Summit on April 1. Schulte is director of New America's Better Life Lab, a nonpartisan initiative on
College fueled civil rights, now in theology battle
Friday, March 15, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At Nashville's Woolworth on 5th lunch counter, much has changed since the sit-ins of 1960 that helped desegregate public accommodations in the Jim Crow South. In 1960, Woolworth was among a handful of Nashville department stores where African- American students were beaten and arrested, drawing national media coverage when they
NC educators seethe at lawmakers’ plan to arm, deputize teachers
Friday, March 15, 2019
Two new bills filed by state lawmakers take the heated debate over gun rights and safety to one of its most controversial battlegrounds: the classroom. House Bill 216 – The School Self-Defense Act – would make it legal for teachers and staff members to carry concealed handguns on school grounds “to respond to acts of violence or imminent
Free food provided by Salvation Army
Thursday, March 14, 2019
DURHAM – Everyone goes through ups and downs, but Suzanne Clark openly shared that things have been very rough since she became homeless in September. Fortunately, the Salvation Army is helping her. Clark stood in a line outside the Salvation Army along with about 50 other people with bags and boxes waiting to receive a number for their opportunity
Growing your own cut flowers
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with family and friends. For early spring flowers, look to
Gov. Cooper’s extremely moderate budget proposal
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Governor Roy Cooper is an enormously skilled politician with a top-flight staff and many years of experience in the state policy wars, so it probably makes some sense to give him the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the budget negotiations he will conduct with Republican legislative leaders over the next few months. One imagines that Cooper
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Academy Award-nominated filmmaker at Full Frame

DURHAM – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will host filmmaker, photographer and

Texas Southern advances in CIT

EDINBURG, Texas — Jeremy Combs had 27 points and 17 rebounds as Texas Southern defeated

Durham city, county leaders vow to support $15 pay, local hiring

DURHAM – City and county officials have recommitted to support living wages at $15 an hour