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Community organizer files for Durham council seat
Thursday, August 5, 2021
DURHAM – AJ Williams, a community leader and organizer, has filed as a Durham City Council Ward 3 candidate. The Durham-born racial justice organizer and progressive candidate intends to draw on his lived experience and relationships in frontline communities to represent Durham residents. Williams’ platform is focused on four key strategies:
 
Law increases funds for domestic violence, sexual assault programs
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
DURHAM – Domestic violence and sexual assault advocates and agencies throughout the state are elated President Joe Biden has signed into law a bill they say is literally “lifesaving.” Known as the VOCA Fix, the law increases funding for the Victims of Crime Act. “I am grateful for all of the survivors and advocates who reached out
 
COVID creates additional challenges for those leaving incarceration
Thursday, July 22, 2021
When Jeff Walker came out of incarceration, all he had were the clothes on his back. He was directionless, stigmatized. He didn’t have support. He didn’t have anything. That was five years ago. People leaving jails and prisons and reentering society during the COVID-19 pandemic faced the same stigma, the same lack of direction — all while
 
Durham fast-food workers continue fight for living wage
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Durham fast-food, restaurant and grocery store workers staged their latest strike for a living wage and better benefits Tuesday in front of the McDonald’s on Apex Highway. Durham was joined nationally by workers in 15 cities, including Charlotte. It’s been 12 years since the last federal minimum wage increased to the current $7.25 an hour.
 
Calls for Wake County magistrate reforms
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
RALEIGH – Protestors are raising concerns about how they're being treated by Wake County magistrates after a member of the North Carolina People's Budget Coalition was arrested for attempting to make a public comment on the state budget at a House Appropriations Committee meeting last month. Kathy Greggs, president and co-founder of the Fayetteville
 
Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP celebration of John Lewis’ legacy
Sunday, July 18, 2021
CARRBORO — The Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP hosted a “Good Trouble Celebration of Rep. John Lewis’s Legacy” to mark the one-year anniversary of Lewis’ passing, joining over 150 vigils taking place around the country. More than 150 community members gathered to call on Congress to pass critical legislation protecting the freedom
 
Affordable cottage-style housing coming to SE Raleigh
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Every time he visits his old stomping ground on Lane Street in Raleigh, LeVelle Moton can still see his grandmother sitting on her porch watching him walk to the local store or playing in the street with friends. They didn’t have much in the projects, except each other. Now, Moton’s dream to help rebuild the area he grew up in is slowly coming
 
Acclaim, fundraising spread unevenly among Black colleges
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
ATLANTA — Two recent high-profile faculty appointments could be a fundraising and enrollment bonanza for Howard University, one of the nation’s most prestigious Black colleges. Many other Black schools are not so fortunate; in fact, many are struggling. Some, especially smaller private colleges, have been fighting for their survival for years,
 

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Black Flea Market

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Market

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Harvest and enjoy mint from the garden

Add a bit of cool flavor to your beverages, meals and desserts this summer with homegrown mint.

Purposeful ways to style a multipurpose room

Whether you call it a laundry room, mudroom or something else entirely, that multipurpose space

BLACK HISTORY: Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing

The Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association will celebrate its 26th Biennial