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Itís time to free our futures
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Almost 570 Durham Public School teachers requested off on May 1 in hopes of attending the North Carolina Association of Educators’ “All Out” rally in Raleigh. This move speaks to a nationwide movement of teachers coming together to transform our public education system into one that allows all students to thrive. It’s not a secret
 
Anti-racist activists arrested over Confederate monuments
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
RALEIGH – On April 21, anti-racist activists from Smash Racism Raleigh gathered peacefully at the monument to the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy on the State Capitol grounds. This demonstration was a continuation of protests against the multiple state-sponsored and protected monuments at the Capitol. Activists allegedly climbed the monument
 
The fight for equal pay, gender parity heats up
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Despite the United States touting itself as the bastion of freedom and equality, women in this country – despite comprising 50.8 percent of the population – have always found themselves in the position of having to fight for salary and wages comparable to men. A range of studies show some progress, but stubborn racial and gender wage gaps
 
Rebuild the Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate Program
Sunday, March 31, 2019
To the Chapel-Hill Carrboro City School Board: As youth-serving, community-based nonprofit organizations operating within the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District area, we call on your leadership to prioritize rebuilding the capacity of the Blue-Ribbon Mentor Advocate Program (BRMA). We urge you to develop a community advisory council comprised of the
 
Donít be fooled by imposter scams
Monday, March 25, 2019
If someone contacts you and tells you that you’re in trouble with law enforcement or the government, or someone you love is in danger, it’s understandable to feel panicked or afraid. It’s also understandable to want to act immediately to fix the situation. But fear and panic can make us vulnerable to scammers who want to steal our money.
 

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Concert & Silent Auction

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

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Food Distribution

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

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Home Tour

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

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NCCUís White continues outstanding season

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

Donít 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.