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Intel pledges $5M to develop NCCU tech law and policy center
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
DURHAM – As part of Intel’s commitment to build a more equitable world, the company will donate $5 million over the next five years to North Carolina Central University to create a new tech law and policy center. Intel Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Steven R. Rodgers, will join the law school’s board of visitors to help
 
Many Black parents feel conflicted over school reopening
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Legislation would require public schools to reopen, worrying Black parents about sending their kids back during a pandemic. They also fear their kids will fall behind academically without in-person instruction. Geraldine Alshamy is well-versed in the science that says schools aren’t big spreaders of the coronavirus if districts follow state and
 
Knightdale interim mayor makes history
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
KNIGHTDALE – Jessica Day’s name may be new to many Wake County residents since she was appointed Knightdale’s new interim mayor — and the town’s first female African American mayor — but she is not new to her constituents. Day was born and raised in Knightdale, and left in 2003 to attend the University of North Carolina
 
Christine Johnson McPhail fills husband’s role at St. Augustine’s
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
RALEIGH – Christine Johnson McPhail was named St. Augustine’s University’s 13 president effective Feb. 24. McPhail fills the vacancy left after the death of her husband, Irving Pressley McPhail, in October. “We are excited and fortunate to have an innovative, proven credential leader of Dr. Christine McPhail’s stature to lead
 
DPS students head back to class next month
Friday, February 19, 2021
DURHAM – During an emergency meeting of the Durham Public Schools Board of Education, board members voted 5-2 to move forward with the administration’s plan for returning students to the classroom in light of Senate Bill 37. If families choose to opt their children into in-person learning, K-5 students will attend face-to-face Monday, Tuesday,
 
Death of Black mothers, babies ‘has to stop’
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
DURHAM – Hoping to stop Black mothers from dying during childbirth, state and local elected officials and community leaders are coming together in a concerted effort to fight racial disparity in health care. During a news conference last week, Action NC and its Race and Gender Equity initiative launched its Black Maternal Health campaign and advocated
 
State legislators to introduce CROWN Act bill
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
DURHAM – Back in the early 1990s, when Tia Hall worked for a Wall Street bank, she was warned that natural hairstyles could keep her from moving up in the company. “In front of the CEO, we were told, as the few Black women who were there, that natural hairstyles would limit our ability to progress within the organization,” said Hall, head
 
Despite pandemic, NCCU continues to be ‘healthy’
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
DURHAM – Checking its pulse, Chancellor Johnson Akinleye gave an update on the health of North Carolina Central University during his annual media briefing last week. Despite the pandemic, Akinleye said NCCU is faring well. Since March, NCCU has been operating with a mix of online and onsite classes. Akinleye said last semester the campus maintained
 
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Pandemic schedules may make kids more cavity prone

RALEIGH – Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children, and as families

Intel pledges $5M to develop NCCU tech law and policy center

DURHAM – As part of Intel’s commitment to build a more equitable world, the company

Many Black parents feel conflicted over school reopening

Legislation would require public schools to reopen, worrying Black parents about sending their