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DPS to launch Ignite Online Academy
Sunday, April 11, 2021
DURHAM – Durham Public Schools will hold a virtual ribbon cutting on April 14 for Ignite Online Academy, the district’s first full-time virtual and blended school serving K-12 students. “Ignite will spark a transformative shift in online education,” said Matthew Hickson, the district’s director of online learning. “We
Discrimination vs. Integration
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
DURHAM — Integrating the American classroom has long been a goal of many who seek to eradicate racial discrimination. But a new paper from four economists, including Duke University’s William A. “Sandy” Darity Jr., suggests that Black students do not always benefit from attending racially balanced schools. Instead, Black adults who
Community rallies around transplant need
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Retired Sgt. Rick Leach needs our help! We never would have thought we would be here right now, especially asking the community for help when Rick is always the strong one and the one helping everyone else. Sadly Rick has been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and is requiring a double lung transplant to save his life. He is under the care of Duke Hospital,
Report cards find ongoing disparities in school discipline
Thursday, March 18, 2021
DURHAM — While Black students made up 24.8% of students in North Carolina public schools, they received 54.9% of all short-term suspensions during the 2019-20 school year, which ended in-person learning for students statewide in mid-March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. White students, who comprise 45.5% of all students, only received 26% of all

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First Time Home Buyer Workshop

First Time Home Buyer Webinar Workshop Tuesday,


Website launch

At 7 p.m., the Shaw University Center for Racial


Breast Cancer Awareness

Time: 3 to 6 p.m. Breast Cancer Awareness

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Expansion of COVID testing in schools would slow infections

State health officials want to expand testing for COVID-19 in school districts as more students,

Orgs. create first Black College World Series

A new chapter in the legacy of HBCU baseball will soon be written with the inaugural Black

How Black poets and writers gave a voice to ‘Affrilachia’

Appalachia, in the popular imagination, stubbornly remains poor and white. Open a dictionary and