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NC black veterans honored with day
Friday, February 15, 2019
RALEIGH – Five of the state’s oldest African-American veterans had their day – and their say – Wednesday at a ceremony to honor and highlight the hidden story of their invaluable contributions and sacrifices. The men broke military color barriers and persevered in a fight for the very democracy they were denied. There was a
Toolkit teaches schools how to combat hate
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Symbols of white nationalism have appeared in many places around Durham in recent years. Duke University had white nationalist groups distribute flyers on campus and racist graffiti appeared on walls and other locations. Orange County Schools approved a ban of the confederate flag and other symbols of hate across the district after a group of parents
Raleigh joining Confederate statue fight
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
RALEIGH – The fight to topple Confederate monuments landed on Raleigh’s capitol grounds moments after a diverse crowd gathered downtown for HKonJ to urge lawmakers to do the moral thing. The Crush Confederates at Our Capitol rally was organized by Smash Racism Raleigh, a coalition of anti-racists with support from Youth Fuse and the N.C. State
NC could do more to tackle childhood poverty
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
RALEIGH – Nearly 1 million children in North Carolina live in poor or low-income homes, according to U.S. Census figures. The nonprofit group, N.C. Child, has released a series of reports on the longer-term effects of child poverty. Research Director Whitney Tucker said family financial security is one of the strongest determinants of a child's
Alston widening project in progress, but at what cost
Monday, February 4, 2019
DURHAM – As the residents of East Durham are still facing hard times trying to get around Alston Avenue, business are being negatively impacted by the road closure due to construction. Business owners are losing profits daily. According to many sources, N.C. Highway 55 (Alston Avenue) is going to expand the road into four lanes. The roads
Harvesting the hungry and food insecure
Friday, February 1, 2019
By the time you’re massaging cantaloupes in the grocery store or squeezing avocados to check for ripeness, that produce has gone through several rounds of inspections. What you’re seeing in the grocery store is like pageant produce – you’re only seeing the best produce in its finest outerwear that has been shined up and ready for the
Marchers vow to ‘continue to fight’
Monday, January 28, 2019
RALEIGH – “Women unite and continue the fight,” chanted the emcees to a crowd of hundreds who gathered for the Raleigh Women’s March on Halifax Mall in downtown on Saturday. That message of solidarity was the theme throughout the event organized by the independent group, Women Mobilize NC. “How are we going to reach the
Advocates call for renewed public school emphasis
Friday, January 25, 2019
RALEIGH – The Public School Forum of North Carolina on Wednesday called on state leaders to “renew” their commitment to “public schools for the public good.” The Raleigh-based nonpartisan organization, which is focused on improving educational outcomes for North Carolina’s children, also took a swing at state lawmakers
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Talking Black in America

Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m. The Chatham County


Black History Month

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Community


Food Pantry/Clothes Closet

Clothes Closet: 8 to 11 a.m. Food Pantry: 10

Latest News

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Hinton-less Shaw rallies to defeat rival

RALEIGH – Junior Derrick Randolph scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half to help

Former slave made cars long before Henry Ford

Although Henry Ford is often considered the father of the American automobile industry, many

Shaw women earn first division win

RALEIGH – Junior Macy Keen recorded her 11th double-double of the season with 27 points