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Pentagon IDs remains of Tuskegee Airman killed in WWII
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
The remains of a New York pilot killed during World War II are the first of the 27 Tuskegee Airmen listed as missing in action to be identified, the Pentagon announced Nov. 29. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the agency charged with recovering and identifying the nation’s war dead, said the remains accounted for earlier this year are those of
Chapel Hill recognizes key members of town’s civil rights struggle
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
CHAPEL HILL – Members of the Chapel Hill Nine were honored for their bravery and commitment to the civil rights struggle during the launch of the “Opening Our Future” exhibit at Chapel Hill Library Friday. Mayor Pam Hemminger created the Historic Civil Rights Commemorations Task Force in 2017 to document the town’s civil rights
Civil rights traveling exhibit in Chapel Hill
Thursday, November 29, 2018
CHAPEL HILL – On Feb. 28, 1960, nine black students from Lincoln High School sat down at the Colonial Drug Store counter, asking for the same service that whites received. Those young men, now known as the “Chapel Hill Nine,” created the spark for Chapel Hill’s civil rights movement, a struggle that lasted throughout the 1960s. On
‘Traveling while black’ guidebooks still resonate today
Saturday, November 24, 2018
In the summer of 2017, the NAACP issued a travel advisory for the state of Missouri. Modeled after the international advisories issued by the U.S. State Department, the NAACP cautioned travelers of color about the “looming danger” of discrimination, harassment and violence at the hands of Missouri law enforcement, businesses and citizens. The
There was a black passenger on the Titanic
Monday, July 30, 2018
Joseph Laroche was born on May 26, 1886, in Haiti. He was an educated engineer who studied in Paris. He was married to a white French woman named Juliette, and they with their two children were on the Titanic when it crashed into an iceberg in 1912. Laroche drowned like many others, but his family survived and arrived safely to New York City with others

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Don’t let small dollar loans ruin your holidays

In this wonderful time of the year when family and friends gather in good cheer to celebrate the

The growing and disproportionate imprisonment of black women

Missy Venable (not her real name) said she has trouble sleeping at night. It’s not the

Keeping mom and child healthy after gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is something to be concerned about after, and not just during, pregnancy.