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U.S. Transportation secretary makes bus tour stop in Durham
Friday, February 27, 2015
DURHAM – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Congressman G.K. Butterfield and Durham Mayor William Bell came together last week to highlight the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project and its benefits. Foxx’s visit was part of a four-day; five state GROW AMERICA Express bus tour. It highlighted the importance of investing in
SC State fights to stay open
Thursday, February 26, 2015
COLUMBIA, S.C.- The only 100 percent state-funded historically black college and university in South Carolina is fighting to keep its doors open. The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Higher Education last month voted 3 to 1 to shut the doors this summer. It would be closed for fiscal year 2015-16 and reopen in 2017. The decision is a result of trying
NC child poverty rate would double without intervention
Thursday, February 26, 2015
RALEIGH – North Carolina has numerous programs that aim to improve the lives of children and their families living in poverty, but how do you quantify the difference the programs make? A report released last week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, "Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States," demonstrates that without interventions the
UNC Poverty Center facing closure
Friday, February 20, 2015
Three centers in the university system, including a poverty research center run by an outspoken law professor, should be shut down, according to recommendations approved Wednesday by a special committee of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. The Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity was the most well-known among the three centers singled
Miss Black NC Jr. Teen walks paws for the cause
Thursday, February 19, 2015
RALEIGH – Michaela Dunn is only 11 years old, but the community service portion of her resume is longer than most high school students’. Michaela, who was just crowned Miss Black North Carolina Jr. Teen 2015 in December, recently announced one of her endeavors at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dreamfest Celebration in Cary. “In 2013
Thousands march for love and justice
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
RALEIGH – The Mass Moral March movement and the HKonJ assembly came together on Valentine’s Day to spread love and hope, all while promoting messages of justice and peace. Before the ninth annual march began, the crowd listened to two grieving brothers who spoke of justice. Pierre Lacy, brother of 17-year-old Lennon Lacy who was found hanging
NC youth discuss adolescent health & advocacy
Sunday, February 15, 2015
RALEIGH – Over 2 million people in North Carolina are between the ages of 15 and 24. Adolescents continue to be diverse in terms of race and ethnicity; by 2050, those who are referred to as “minorities” will be the majority. The North Carolina General Assembly hosted an Adolescent Health Advocacy Day for youth and youth supporters,
CHCCS program aims to bridge technology gap
Thursday, February 12, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – What is a student to do when many of his assignments and required research is found online and he has no Internet access outside of school? This is a question Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools has been aiming to address, and a problem that Community Connection Program Manager Darren Bell hopes to remedy. According to the school
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