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May Day march for black lives
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
DURHAM – On May 1, or May Day, the city of Durham rallied in solidarity with the people of Baltimore citing the popular hashtag #blacklivesmatter. Baltimore is still recovering from riots after the death of 25-year-old resident Freddie Gray Jr., a black man who died from injuries sustained while in police custody. Gray died as the result of a spinal
Maryland senator urges colleagues to fight on
Thursday, April 30, 2015
RALEIGH – Maryland Senator Catherine Pugh, D-Maryland, said she wants social justice in this country, but her civil rights platform is about economic development and inclusion. Pugh was the keynote speaker at the 10th annual N.C. Black Summit Senator Jeanne H. Lucas Luncheon last week at the Crabtree Marriott Hotel. Pugh, the new president-elect of
DPD puts support behind sexual assault campaign
Thursday, April 30, 2015
DURHAM – The Start by Believing campaign’s message is simple: If someone comes to you alleging a sexual assault, start by believing him or her. Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign designed by End Violence Against Women International to change the way we respond to sexual assault and rape in our communities. Individuals and
USDOJ honors NC individuals harmed by wrongful conviction
Thursday, April 30, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – Attorney General Eric Holder recently presented the 2015 Special Courage Award to Chapel Hill resident Jennifer Thompson and her friend and colleague Ronald Cotton as part of its annual National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony and National Crime Victims' Rights Week. The award, which was presented during a ceremony in
Funds raised to help local civil rights icon
Thursday, April 23, 2015
DURHAM – Ann Atwater is a prominent civil rights icon who helped reduce violence and desegregate Durham Public Schools in the 1970s. Once enemies, she eventually became friends with former Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis, and together they helped make strides for the Bull City’s school system and race relations. Since her days as an active
Autism group creates ‘circle’ for young girls
Thursday, April 23, 2015
RALEIGH – Dawn Dudley’s daughter Trinity (left) developed “normally” until she was 2 years old. That’s when Dudley noticed Trinity was having trouble responding to her name, making eye contact, and taking social cues. After a series of tests, Trinity was diagnosed with autism. “I started wondering, when is she going to
City seeks input on new future Durham police headquarters
Thursday, April 23, 2015
DURHAM – The Durham City Council approved the purchase of 4.5 acres on East Main Street to build the new Durham Police Headquarters Complex, and is seeking community input about the building process and site design. “As the city council was deliberating the purchase of the East Main Street site, we committed to have an open dialogue with the
Activists rally against Durham detention lock back
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
DURHAM – Inmates at the Durham County Detention Facility have been held in “lock back” conditions for over a month. According to a press release from the Inside-Outside Alliance – a group of volunteers supporting the struggles of those inside or formerly inside Durham County jail, as well as their families and friends –
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