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Durham teens compete at slam poetry competition
Thursday, March 1, 2018
DURHAM – Durham School of the Arts sophomore Uche Nwogalanya strode up the small church stage. She took a deep breath, flipped her hair back and let the words flow. “You are no monster, just a black boy,” Nwogalanya said. “To the son I may one day have.” Nwogalanya shared the stage with six other high school girls for
Evita Loca opens first store in March
Thursday, March 1, 2018
DURHAM – Evita Mensah is a self-taught fashion designer with a growing clothing line called Evita Loca. She recently bought store space in downtown Durham so her local customers can have an in-person shopping experience. Her online store will still be in use to reach beyond the Bull City. Born in Brooklyn, New York, but raised in Charlotte, the
America is seeing a flood of ‘flood cars’
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Recent research suggests drivers may be behind the wheel of more than 325,000 previously flooded vehicles. That’s a 20 percent increase from 2016 and a stark reminder to consumers to do due diligence when used-car shopping. “I bought a car last year, and the seller never told us anything about it being a flood car,” said Charlene Geiger
Reprint of ex-slave's book opens 'underexplored vista'
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
WAKE FOREST – Reprinting a theology book by a former slave "offers a window" into the "underexplored vista" of African-American theology, says the Southern Baptist Convention officer who has rediscovered the work. Originally published in 1890 by Charles Octavius Boothe, "Plain Theology for Plain People" was reprinted last year by Lexham Press at the
Nonprofit, historians fight for slave cemetery’s life
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
RALEIGH — In 1811, a slave known only as Cato died of consumption in Raleigh, taking his rest in the corner of City Cemetery reserved for the black departed. No one knows Cato’s age, but his reputation endures in an obituary printed in the Raleigh Minerva — a recognition few slaves received. In the death notice, Cato was described as the
House passes bill supporting triple-digit predatory lending
Monday, February 26, 2018
The U.S. House of Representatives broke the hearts of a broad and diverse coalition of advocates after Congress passed predatory lending legislation. A bill passed the lower chamber that would render useless state laws in the majority of states, including the 15 states and the District of Columbia where state interest rate limits prevent payday lending. HR
Child death stats show family members often the culprits
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
RALEIGH – Of nearly 500 North Carolina children who died in homicides between 2007 and 2016, parents and caregivers were found responsible for 257, members of the state’s Child Fatality Task Force heard Tuesday in Raleigh. Meeting at the General Assembly, the task force’s intentional death committee received the grim latest statistics
FMLA should be expanded, critics say
Monday, February 19, 2018
RALEIGH – When Jeannine Sato gave birth to her first baby in 2007, she was only able to stay home for six weeks – and that was through a combination of taking the sick time she had left and the vacation time she had accrued. Though federal law offers 12 weeks of unpaid leave to new mothers through the Family Medical Leave Act, Sato
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Pioneering historian mines black women’s history

As a young professor at Purdue University in the early 1970s, Darlene Clark Hine was confronted

Durham students unite for gun rally

DURHAM – As thousands of teenagers and their families participate in the March for Our

SAU’s Kalawan wins national title

Bowling titles and Fayetteville State go hand in hand. The Lady Broncos won their 17th Southern