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Wake schools to offer second chance for dropouts
Thursday, June 25, 2015
RALEIGH – Wake County public school dropouts will get a second chance to receive a full high school diploma in the fall. Last week the Board of Education approved moving forward with the Wake Acceleration Academy. Acceleration Academies provide academic, instructional and support services to students either at risk of not earning a high school
 
Girl Scouts to take leadership program on the road
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
RALEIGH – Moving at the speed of girls is what Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is all about. And to ensure the Girl Scout council is on the right track with today’s girl, it conducted a strategic learning process to identify key priorities for delivering the best possible experience. Through that process, the council heard that
 
Arhin resuscitates Fayetteville State nursing program
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
When Afua O. Arhin arrived at Fayetteville State University to take over the nursing program in 2010, it had been suspended due to low pass rates on the national nursing licensure exam. But instead of viewing the problems as a liability, Arhin viewed them as an opportunity to prove her mettle. “I know it sounds crazy, but that’s what drew me to
 
Program is a chance to help hungry NC kids
Monday, June 22, 2015
RALEIGH – Federal nutrition programs feed North Carolina's most vulnerable children during the summer months and school year, but there still are many children who go hungry. A report from the Food Research and Action Center found more than one in five households in the state struggle to afford enough food. Former U.S. Rep. Eva Clayton of North
 
Ebonettes Service Club salutes 9
Thursday, June 18, 2015
DURHAM – The Ebonettes Service Club of Durham celebrated its 43rd Founders Day recently with over 300 guests in attendance. The event theme was “Forty-three Years of Living and Sharing a Blessed Vision.” Nine civic and community individuals “who dare to make a difference” in the community were honored for their committed
 

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College or chaos? Dope’ explores the thin (funny) line between the two

Seventeen-year-old Malcolm (Shameik Moore) was raised by a single-mom (Kimberly Elise) in a

String of fires at 6 predominantly black churches scrutinized

A string of churches with predominantly black congregations – from Florida to Tennessee --

‘Amazing Grace’ is about black slavery

My late mother's favorite hymn was “Amazing Grace.” The great Mahalia Jackson sang