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Mass layoffs linked to increased teen suicide attempts
Monday, August 18, 2014
DURHAM – Mass layoffs may trigger increased suicide attempts and other suicide-related behaviors among some teenagers, says new research from Duke University. Lead author Anna Gassman-Pines found that when 1 percent of a state’s working population lost jobs, suicide-related behaviors increased by 2 to 3 percentage points among girls and black
Art Pope’s Roses store creates controversy in SE Raleigh
Thursday, August 14, 2014
RALEIGH – Former North Carolina budget director Art Pope will open a new Roses store and grocery in the old Kroger building in Southeast Raleigh. Pope has long been criticized in the black community for using the millions of dollars he makes from his Variety Wholesalers Inc. chain stores to fund legislation that suppresses African-Americans, other
Durham community talks race and reparations
Thursday, August 14, 2014
DURHAM – How do you compensate a race of people with a 400-year history of enslavement in this country? The Southern Anti-Racism Network hosted a community conversation that addressed that question and more in regards to race and reparations for African-Americans. William Darity, the Samuel DuBois Cook professor of public policy, African and African
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Tribute Exhibition

The exhibit runs through Oct. 25.


Tour of Artists

The Wake Forest Guild of Artists will hold their


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Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M

DETROIT — The purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa

Outreach ministry provides ‘sanctuary’ for abused women

DURHAM – The Rev. Tammy Rodman was first sexually abused as a child by a neighbor, then by

An upside to focusing on race

Because of the hypersensitivity to which our world has succumbed, race is a frightening or taboo