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UNC leader announces plan to remove Confederate pedestal
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
North Carolina’s flagship public university plans to remove the pedestal where a now-toppled Confederate statue once stood on a main campus quad, its chancellor said Monday. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt also announced she will step down at the end of the school year. Folt’s surprise order to put the pedestal in
New program for former inmates who were veterans
Friday, January 11, 2019
Military veterans face many challenges when returning to civilian life, including finding sustaining and fulfilling work and housing, and adapting to family life. Inmates who have recently been released from prison face many of the same challenges. A new program from the N.C. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs aims to help inmates who are also
Tribune Newsmaker of the Year
Friday, December 28, 2018
He was the reason that Martin Luther King Jr. first visited Durham. He was the first black man to be a federal prosecutor in the south after Reconstruction. And he has been the longest serving legislator in the N.C. General Assembly. Now he’s retiring. And many say his absence will make a profound difference. For that reason, Rep. Mickey Michaux is
Lockdown costs remain unclear to NC school officials
Thursday, December 27, 2018
North Carolina law requires all public schools to have at least one lockdown drill per school year, with many schools opting to have more. In addition, officials may choose to place their schools on lockdown because of real or perceived threats throughout the year. While these instances appear to be becoming part of a routine school year, no one seems to
DPS superintendent envisions fewer suspensions, more black teachers
Friday, December 14, 2018
DURHAM – Breaking down walls is the imagery that reflects what Superintendent Pascal Mubenga wants to do in Durham Public Schools. Those walls are barriers to academic achievement, increased test scores, and high graduation rates. Mubenga gave a follow-up presentation Thursday to his initial meeting with the Durham Committee for the Affairs of Black
NCCU chancellor highlights growth, accomplishments
Friday, November 2, 2018
DURHAM – The Eagles are soaring at N.C. Central University. That was the message Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye shared at a coffee and chat between members of the media, the community and the chancellor on Nov. 1. “It’s an exciting period for us,” Akinleye told the group gathered over coffee and a light breakfast in the
DPS parents want more black teachers, equity training, fewer suspensions
Friday, September 21, 2018
DURHAM – Incentives to attract and keep black teachers, especially men; provide test preparation for students who need it, not just the high achievers; and make school suspension a last resort are just a few of the things black parents and educators said they want to see in Durham Public Schools. About 50 parents, along with 10 DPS personnel,
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North Carolina prepares for landmark criminal justice reform

Raising the age of juvenile justice in North Carolina this year is going to come with a steep

SCFG hosts sickle cell disease camp

ATLANTA – The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia (SCFG) is sponsoring Camp New Hope, July

UNC leader announces plan to remove Confederate pedestal

North Carolina’s flagship public university plans to remove the pedestal where a