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Students, community celebrate 1 year without ‘Silent Sam’
Friday, August 23, 2019
Hundreds of students and community members gathered Tuesday night to celebrate the first anniversary of the toppling of the “Silent Sam” Confederate monument on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. Anti-racist activists led the large assembled crowd from Peace and Justice Plaza to McCorkle Place, where they stopped at the former site of the
SE Raleigh voters will have a new polling place
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
RALEIGH – Voters headed to the polls to choose Raleigh’s next mayor and seven-member city council will have to adjust to this news: For the first time in years, Chavis Community Center will not be an early-voting or election day polling site. Here’s why: The hotly-debated and long-awaited construction on the historical John Chavis
Diversity fuels SE Raleigh engagement session
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
RALEIGH – Visions of Southeast Raleigh’s future filled a meeting room Saturday morning much like it has dozens of times in other places around the city, but the scene at Tarboro Road Community Center mirrored the diversity that is quickly beginning to define the area’s demographics. “It was an amazingly diverse crowd,” said
Democratic state representatives meet the public
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
CARY – Barbara Steele has closely followed the politics of what’s happening in her district and what state lawmakers do on Jones Street that affects all districts since she moved from Asheville to Wake County in 2013. Now, with the N.C. General Assembly stalled in a possible budget impasse, her focus is trained on “priorities in the state
The ‘Trump effect’ hits the Triangle
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
RALEIGH – No matter where you live, it’s tough to miss the nationwide public onslaught of bullying that copycats the dehumanizing and racist rhetoric of President Donald Trump, and boldly invades, rudely disrupts and increasingly renders fatal even the simplest daily activities and interactions. If you’re living in Raleigh – or,
Six months into a new ethos in the Durham DA’s office
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
DURHAM – When Satana Deberry took office as district attorney of Durham County in January, she pledged to make some serious changes. Deberry followed through, particularly in concentrating on the racial and economic disparities in how and for what people are prosecuted and in making Durham part of a national movement for bail reform. Deberry’s
DHHS workers speak out at town hall
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
RALEIGH – Dozens of irate employees of the state Department of Health and Human Services crowded into a meeting room in Raleigh last week to express frustration with a surprise legislative proposal to move their department from Wake County to rural Granville County. Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, D-Raleigh, whose western Raleigh district includes the Dorothea
‘There’s no shame in needing help’
Friday, July 26, 2019
DURHAM – It’s OK to not be OK. And, it’s OK to need help. This is the message mental health advocates want African Americans to know. Those who provide mental health services are observing July as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to address the need and to let people know about available services. Whether it’s one-on-one
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Students, community celebrate 1 year without ‘Silent Sam’

Hundreds of students and community members gathered Tuesday night to celebrate the first