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Eviction has damaging effect on tenants’ health
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
DURHAM – Karen Turrentine, 66, a former hairdresser, retired in 2004 because she suffers with lupus, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis. Turrentine said she was just getting over a bout of sickness when she was threatened with eviction following an altercation with a neighbor. “I did all that I knew to do – pay my rent, keep the place
InterAct, Raleigh bars collaborate to prevent sexual assaults
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
RALEIGH – If you think bars and sexual assault prevention don’t mix, InterAct of Raleigh wants you to think again. On Wednesday, InterAct, Wake County’s only provider of domestic violence and sexual assault services, launched a Bar Outreach Program that aims to reduce drug-facilitated sexual assault; violations that occur when alcohol or
Raleigh center a one-stop hub for the homeless
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
RALEIGH – Deborah Smith watched over the five years she worked at the South Wilmington Street Men’s Shelter as docks at the abandoned warehouse next door became overnight bunks for homeless men the center was too full to welcome. She’s also witnessed the warehouse transform into Oak City Cares, a nonprofit one-stop hub tailored to meet
‘We look free, but we are not’
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
DURHAM – Two hundred women attended last weekend’s Women of Color Empowerment Brunch because they want RAGE: Race and Gender Equity. Action N.C. sponsored the brunch to announce its RAGE campaign to bring to the forefront the racial, cultural, economic and systemic disparities black women face every day. “We want RAGE in North Carolina
Gun safety, racism, poverty among issues in Durham
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
DURHAM – Local faith-based groups and organizations are joining efforts to address the root causes of the city’s violence issue. They say they are committed to finding ways to help keep their neighborhoods safer by talking to one another and holding workshops. Two broad-based topics – gun violence, and racism and poverty – were at
Meet and greets bring SE Raleigh together
Thursday, March 28, 2019
RALEIGH – Southeast Raleigh Promise has introduced a new blueprint of community engagement that is gaining momentum and ensures the residents it serves are aware of the available resources and how to tap into them. The organization’s Southeast Raleigh Community Leadership Action Team hosted a larger crowd at its second Neighborhood Meet &

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Concert & Silent Auction

Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m. St. Paul AME Church will be


Food Distribution

Time: 9 a.m. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


Home Tour

Time: Noon to 4 p.m. The Preservation Durham

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NCCU’s White continues outstanding season

Hampton track coach Maurice Pierce has been named to the U.S. Track and Field staff for the 2019

Don’t be afraid to ask for forgiveness

How many of you have ever been too embarrassed to pray, too afraid or really just too ashamed?

NCCU men sign 2

North Carolina Central men’s basketball recently signed two community college transfers.