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Some Black leaders question whether Biden will fulfill his promises
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Amid a fierce fight over voting rights, Black leaders are watching to see how President Biden wields the power they say Black voters gave him. Some worry that a familiar pattern may be playing out again. "There's always this air that in some way, that Black Americans are supposed to wait," said LaTosha Brown, a co-founder of Black Voters Matter.
 
NC documents highlight effort to influence K-12 curricula
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
If culturally responsive teaching is allowed in North Carolina’s public schools, students will learn that math is racist. Students who are Black, LGBTQ or of minority ethnic backgrounds will be taught that teachers are bigots. And educators will be allowed to engage in “age-inappropriate promotion” of homosexuality. That’s what
 
Cooper moves to end North Carolina’s statewide mask mandate
Thursday, July 22, 2021
RALEIGH — North Carolina health officials and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday announced that they will eliminate the statewide mask mandate and ease masking requirements in schools. The new recommendations urge K-8 schools to require masks for students and staff while they are indoors but allows fully vaccinated high school students and staff
 
Group launches website to provide data on law enforcement stops
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
RALEIGH – A new resource is available to track statewide stop, search and use of force data for North Carolina law enforcement agencies. The website, NC CopWatch, was created to serve as a resource for community members, organizers, and advocates seeking transparency and accountability in our statewide policing practices. The website displays data in
 
NC’s ‘Raise the Age’ law led to fewer youths charged as adults
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
RALEIGH – In 2019, North Carolina stopped charging most 16- and 17-year-olds as adults, and a new report looks at the law's effects on the state's juvenile justice system. The state reported there was only a 38% increase in the number of youths referred to juvenile detention, about half of what was predicted, after raising the age a person can be
 

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Black Flea Market

Time: 1 to 5 p.m. The Black Flea Market is back.

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Market

Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Art -N- Soul Makers Market

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BBQ Festival

Aug. 7-8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. BBQ Festival.

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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