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Triangle-wide Juneteenth celebrations
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Many churches celebrate “Watch Night” on New Year’s Eve. It was invented on Jan. 1, 1863, as enslaved and free African Americans in Confederate states gathered in churches and homes awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect. Their prayers were answered at the stroke of midnight. However, not everyone was freed.
 
Powerful movements can include those with very different ideas
Sunday, June 6, 2021
James Meredith was walking down Highway 51 just south of Hernando, Mississippi. It was June 6, 1966, the second day of his planned 220-mile trek from Memphis to Jackson, which he undertook to encourage Black people to overcome racist intimidation and to register to vote. As cars filled with newspaper reporters and police officers rolled nearby, he walked a
 
Tulsa race massacre highlights first-person witness story
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The Nation Must Awake By Mary E. Jones Parrish Trinity University Press, $18.95 PB Mary Parrish was reading in her home when the Tulsa race massacre began on the evening of May 31, 1921. Parrish’s daughter, Florence Mary, called the young journalist and teacher to the window. “Mother,” she said, “I see men with guns.” The two
 
Black Civil War regiment honored in Detroit
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Officials in Detroit have unveiled the 102nd United States Colored Troop Memorial Highway, honoring the heroic African American Infantry Regiment formed during the Civil War in 1863. The dedication of a portion of I-375 took place at the same spot where the regiment was first organized. “You will never overcome anything that you are not willing to
 
Apologies for 1970 Jackson State shootings
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
The mayor of Mississippi’s capital city and a state senator both apologized May 15 for shootings 51 years ago by city and state police officers that killed two people and injured 12 others on the campus of a historically Black college. Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and state Sen. Hillman Frazier of Jackson spoke during a graduation ceremony for
 

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Endless Yard Sale

Time: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18-19: explore

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Juneteenth Celebration

Time: 7 p.m. A coalition of local organizations

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Juneteenth Celebration

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Juneteenth Celebration

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World Sickle Cell Day is June 19. Sickle cell disease affects 100,000 mostly Black and biracial

Sturgis wins two national championships at NCAAs

EAST GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T is an up-and-coming team. North Carolina A&T