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Nonprofit, historians fight for slave cemeteryís life
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
RALEIGH — In 1811, a slave known only as Cato died of consumption in Raleigh, taking his rest in the corner of City Cemetery reserved for the black departed. No one knows Cato’s age, but his reputation endures in an obituary printed in the Raleigh Minerva — a recognition few slaves received. In the death notice, Cato was described as the
Child death stats show family members often the culprits
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
RALEIGH – Of nearly 500 North Carolina children who died in homicides between 2007 and 2016, parents and caregivers were found responsible for 257, members of the state’s Child Fatality Task Force heard Tuesday in Raleigh. Meeting at the General Assembly, the task force’s intentional death committee received the grim latest statistics
FMLA should be expanded, critics say
Monday, February 19, 2018
RALEIGH – When Jeannine Sato gave birth to her first baby in 2007, she was only able to stay home for six weeks – and that was through a combination of taking the sick time she had left and the vacation time she had accrued. Though federal law offers 12 weeks of unpaid leave to new mothers through the Family Medical Leave Act, Sato
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Pioneering historian mines black womenís history

As a young professor at Purdue University in the early 1970s, Darlene Clark Hine was confronted

Durham students unite for gun rally

DURHAM – As thousands of teenagers and their families participate in the March for Our

SAUís Kalawan wins national title

Bowling titles and Fayetteville State go hand in hand. The Lady Broncos won their 17th Southern