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Wake County district attorney wants a fair courtroom
Thursday, March 5, 2015
RALEIGH – New District Attorney Lorrin Freeman wants a criminal justice system that the public can have confidence in. Freeman, former Wake County Clerk of Superior Court, is the first new district attorney in 30 years. She replaced Colon Willoughby who stepped down. A Democrat, Freeman’s career has spanned almost 20 years, including serving
 
Women honor ‘business mother’ Andrea Harris
Thursday, March 5, 2015
“If you’re in the room, act like you’re at the table, even if you’re not at the table.” – Andrea Harris RALEIGH – Andrea Harris, founder of the N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting minority and women business owners, was well-known for the above statement. Many of
 
HBCU NEWS
Thursday, March 5, 2015
SHAW UNIVERSITY Completing a hard-fought journey that began in the fall, the team representing Shaw has qualified to compete at the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament March 21-25 in Torrance, California. Now in its 26th season, the HCASC is a unique academic competition that showcases the academic prowess of the best and
 
Fading Hayti mural to be recreated in a new location
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Durham’s Heritage Square on East Lakewood Avenue is home to shops, restaurants and a grocery store. If you’re going too fast, you might miss a big piece of Durham’s history that rests on the side of Food World: the Hayti mural, completed in 1999. At approximately 177 feet long and 32 feet high, the mural is one of the city’s
 
Duke launches website devoted to SNCC
Thursday, March 5, 2015
A new web resource dedicated to telling the story of the grassroots fight for voting rights launch on March 2. One Person, One Vote: The Legacy of SNCC and the Fight for Voting Rights (www.onevotesncc.org) went live one week before the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” on March 7, 1965, when state troopers attacked the peaceful voting rights march
 
Blue Coffee back in business
Thursday, March 5, 2015
DURHAM – Gwen Matthews takes a quick break and sits down, perspiring and sipping from a water bottle, after having just worked the lunch rush in the back kitchen. It’s hard work running the bigger kitchen she now manages in Blue Coffee Cafe’s new spot on the concourse level of the N.C. Mutual Life Insurance building. “We’ve
 
Corinthian student loan forgiveness helps some but not all
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Thousands of students who are now or formerly enrolled at one of 52 Corinthian Colleges across the country will soon feel $480 million of financial relief on their private student loans. An agreement between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Zenith Education, a subsidiary of Educational Credit Management Corporation and long-time federal loan
 
Democrats still searching for winning formula
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel just got spanked. Despite a campaign war chest of more than $15 million and the support of President Barack Obama, the former Congressman and White House chief of staff could not avoid a runoff in the non-partisan election. Garnering 45 percent of the vote to runner-up Jesus “Chuy” Garcia’s 34 percent, he did
 
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Wake County district attorney wants a fair courtroom

RALEIGH – New District Attorney Lorrin Freeman wants a criminal justice system that the

Women honor ‘business mother’ Andrea Harris

“If you’re in the room, act like you’re at the table, even if you’re not

HBCU NEWS

SHAW UNIVERSITY Completing a hard-fought journey that began in the fall, the team representing