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Retired NCCU alum to open K-2 school
Thursday, March 26, 2015
DURHAM – Deborah Watkins wants to give kids the Gift of Knowledge. Gift of Knowledge Academy is a tuition-free, nonprofit K-2 school that Watkins hopes to open this fall. Watkins anticipates having 30 students the first year, with two classes of kindergarten and one first-grade class (each with 10 students per class as they promise a 10:1
 
BOOK: An innocent man and the woman he loved
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
EXONERATED: A Brief and Dangerous Freedom By Joyce King River Grove Books, $15.95 PB Falsely accused of murdering his girlfriend, James Woodard served more than 27 years in prison. In April 2008, Woodard became the 17th man exonerated by DNA evidence in Dallas County, Texas. The same day he was granted his freedom, he laid eyes on Joyce King, the
 
St. Aug’s celebrates 120 years of spiritual guidance
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
RALEIGH – More than 100 people gathered inside the Saint Augustine’s Historic Chapel for an evening of worship to commemorate the chapel’s 120th anniversary. University Chaplan Nita C. Johnson Byrd gave the homily for the occasion, which was taken from the Book of Genesis about Jacob. The SAU University Choir sang. Interim President
 
An unparalleled act of love
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
DETROIT – Eighteen-year-old A’ja Booth suffered from nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disease in which protein leaks out of the kidneys into the body. One of the symptoms is excessive fluid retention causing pain and swelling in the face, arms, legs, and feet. For the last four years, Booth has hated having to go in for kidney dialysis treatment
 
Lexus GS 350 F Sport
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
HOUSTON – After more than a week, it felt like we drove the Lexus GS 350 F Sport sedan through every one of the 600 square miles that comprise this city. And we only found a few irks to complain about. After 10 days and almost 1,000 miles, we came away with a healthy respect for the roadworthiness of the midsize luxury sedan. Except for going over
 
Full Frame announces lineups for tribute and thematic programming
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
DURHAM – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will present the 2015 Full Frame Tribute to filmmaker Marshall Curry. Curry’s films will be screened over the course of the four-day event, and will welcome a selection of his collaborators and subjects for Q&As. "Full Frame is where I had the first showing of my first film, Street
 
Mixed-raced woman named Miss Japan
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Apparently black is also beautiful in Japan, despite the nation’s reputation for a lack of diversity. Ariana Miyamoto, daughter of a Japanese mother and African-American father, recently became the first multiracial contestant to be crowned Miss Universe Japan, according to news reports. The former Miss Nagasaki will represent Japan in the 2015 Miss
 
COLLEGE HAPPENINGS
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
N.C. STATE Research shows that depictions of race on television news programs can strongly influence support for police among non-white viewers. Researchers at North Carolina State University, the University of Utah, Indiana University and UCLA conducted the study. “Black men and women – particularly black men – are overrepresented as
 
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