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County agencies, nonprofit groups continue fight to end homelessness
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
DURHAM – Members of the Coalition for Affordable Housing and Transit met Monday to give an update on homelessness in Durham. The meeting was an informational presentation on efforts by Durham city and county governments, and local nonprofit organizations to eradicate homelessness. The coalition is advocating for affordable housing at 60 percent area
 
Coalition forms to support civil rights claims of death row inmates
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
DURHAM – On July 16, an array of groups filed briefs in the N.C. Supreme Court to support the civil rights claims of four defendants of color who argue they should not remain on death row due to documented evidence of racial bias in their cases. Defendants’ Marcus Robinson, Quintel Augustine, Tilmon Golphin, and Christina Walters were the first
 
Local author details hardships with deaf parents
Friday, July 13, 2018
Silence Isn’t Golden By Mary Louise Shelton The old saying goes that “Silence is golden.” For Mary Shelton, growing up in a silent household was anything but, and she wrote about her experiences in the memoir, “Silence Isn’t Golden.” Shelton grew up with two deaf and mute parents in rural North Carolina. Not only did
 
Juvenile council discuss ways to reduce juvenile delinquency
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
DURHAM – Area residents and concerned citizens attended a community forum last week to learn about ways to reduce juvenile delinquency and to improve services for local youth. The Durham County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council hosted the Let’s Talk Community Conversation at the Hayti Heritage Center to bring residents, criminal justice
 
Durham native makes film about largest municipal fraud
Monday, June 25, 2018
DURHAM – How can one woman steal $53 million right from under people’s noses? Embezzlement and fraud can happen in any organization: major corporation or small-town government, private or public. This is what Kelly Richmond Pope, a licensed certified public accountant, cautions municipal leaders about in her award-winning documentary,
 
Durham leaders discuss efforts to rebuild Black Wall Street
Friday, June 22, 2018
DURHAM – Business owners, city officials, educators, and clergy came together this week to discuss how to revitalize Durham’s Black Wall Street. On My Block: The New Black Wall Street Economic Empowerment Forum was hosted by Abundant Hope Christian Church. The discussion panelists were Phyllis Coley, CEO and publisher of Spectacular Magazine;
 
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County agencies, nonprofit groups continue fight to end homelessness

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The 14th amendment was intended to achieve racial justice

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