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Political moderates and Congress don’t mix
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
DURHAM – Political moderates are becoming as rare as an Obama supporter in Congress. According to a new Duke University research study, moderates are being victimized from both sides of the political coin. As such, fewer are running for office. The study examined the decision to run for Congress among state legislators. From 2000-10, study author
 
HBCU NEWS
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
SHAW UNIVERSITY Longtime Shaw employee Marilyn Fields claimed a $2 million Powerball jackpot prize last week. She will use some of the money to fully endow a university scholarship she created in 2013. Fields, a 1976 Shaw graduate, serves as the executive assistant to the president and has been an employee for 38 years. She created the Richardson Johnson
 
Ebonettes award college scholarships
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
DURHAM – The Ebonettes Service Club of Durham awarded the 2014 R. Marjorie Monroe Thorpe Scholarships to six Durham high school seniors at its recent scholarship reception. The scholarship is named in memory of the late Ebonette founder, Marjorie Monroe Thorpe, who was a high school counselor in Durham Public Schools. Each recipient will receive a
 
White House recognizes N.C. program for ex-felons
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
WASHINGTON, D. C. – Two decades ago, when Daryl Atkinson served 40 months in prison for a first-time, nonviolent drug crime, he never imagined he would later be invited to the White House for recognition of his work, helping others with a criminal record get jobs. Atkinson now works as an attorney for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, where
 
Durham Post Office honors ‘million milers’
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
DURHAM – Two Durham letter carriers and a clerk were honored recently for joining the ranks of the prestigious Million Mile Club, the highest honor given to professional drivers in the workplace. Carriers’ Edward Best and Michael Couch, and Sales and Service Associate/Distribution Clerk, Louis Quinn, were recognized in front of their peers at
 
Marriage ‘window of opportunity’ for unwed parents
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
DURHAM – If unwed parents are going to get married, the best window of opportunity for that union seems to be before their child turns 3, a Duke University study says. But patterns vary greatly by race, with more African-American mothers marrying much later than mothers of other races or ethnicities. Federal policies have often presumed that
 
DELTA SPOTLIGHT: Martha Vivian Branch Thorpe
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Martha Branch was born in Durham. After a Durham City Schools education, she left home to attend Bennett College, home of the Bennett Belles. She graduated in 1946 with a Bachelor of Arts in music and English. That same year, she married the late Dr. Earlie E. Thorpe, and they soon left Durham. Thorpe continued her pursuit of education and earned a
 

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NC mayor marches to DC to urge Medicaid expansion

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