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Durham students unite for gun rally
Friday, March 16, 2018
DURHAM – As thousands of teenagers and their families participate in the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., on March 24, hundreds will gather in downtown Durham to stand in solidarity. The rally for gun control comes in response to the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting on Feb. 14 that claimed the lives of 17 students and teachers.
Owners of bail bond outfits admit industry abuses
Friday, March 16, 2018
Jimmy Roberson has read a lot about the bail bond industry in North Carolina lately – from violence and fraud to wide-ranging criminal investigations and million-dollar lawsuits. A bail bondsman in the state for nearly 30 years, Roberson hates that his profession has developed such a bad reputation, but he acknowledges that much of it is deserved.
Activist groups rally for change
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
DURHAM – It’s time for a change was the consensus of the more than 350 people who attended the Black People’s Brunch last weekend. The free brunch, held at the Millennium Hotel, was one of several being sponsored across the country by Color of Change to build black political power. Color of Change is a digital, racial justice organization
Duke students to fix broken tail lights
Monday, March 12, 2018
DURHAM – Before Walter Scott was fatally shot two years ago while running from an officer, he was pulled over for a broken tail light. Scott had actually pulled into the parking lot of an auto parts store to fix the light when he was stopped. The shooting was one of many over the past couple of years that highlighted the racial disparities in police
Project to inform veterans of benefits
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Veterans have access to many benefits in thanks for their service to their country. Yet many either do not know what are available or they do not know how to access them. The new Veterans Information Platform Project (VIPP) hopes to change that. “We want to make sure that we get every veteran every single benefit they are entitled to; they earned
UNC Chapel Hill students honor Wilson Caldwell
Monday, March 5, 2018
CHAPEL HILL – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students and faculty, city officials, and members of the community gathered last week at Old Chapel Hill Cemetery to pay tribute to Wilson Caldwell and his contributions to the university and community. The celebration was planned to honor Caldwell’s legacy and to discuss what lessons can
Results of statewide audit of rape kits expected in March
Friday, March 2, 2018
RALEIGH – North Carolina is expected to know soon how many rape kits are sitting on shelves untested across the state. Results from a statewide audit are expected in March, but at last estimate there are at least 1,000 untested kits. In recent years, Charlotte and Fayetteville made progress in testing their kits after receiving money from the U.S.
Polio, MS doesnít rob Durham woman of her style
Friday, March 2, 2018
DURHAM – Ann Evans touches perhaps as many people’s lives today from her wheelchair as she did before she was stricken with multiple sclerosis over 20 years ago; on top of, at age 2, having polio that left her with a limp. Known for doing hair, known for her fashionable style, Evans is also known for sharing a kind word. “When I talk to
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Pioneering historian mines black womenís 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

SAUís Kalawan wins national title

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