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Eagles begins season under ‘Mack Attack’
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Fayetteville State coach Lawrence Kershaw has added Tyrone Jones as wide receivers coach. Jones brings over 16 years of coaching experience, including his last stint at nearby Methodist University. “I’m familiar with the state and the region, which will be an asset when recruiting,” he said. “Overall, I’m happy to be here; and
 
Monument quilt tells stories of sexual abuse and survival
Thursday, August 28, 2014
DURHAM – The quilt carpeting Durham Central Park gave comfort to those it touched, but through its emotional reach rather than its physical contact. The Monument Quilt display is a crowd-sourced collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse stitched together on quilts. Durham was just one stop on a national tour put on by FORCE: Upsetting
 
U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations
Thursday, August 28, 2014
WASHINGTON – Twenty years after signing the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the United States continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society. A coalition of American civil and human rights groups submitted a report titled “Falling Further Behind:
 
Microsoft awards $700,000 in software grants to youth organizations
Thursday, August 28, 2014
DURHAM – Microsoft shelled out almost a million dollars in grants to four local organizations last week. Each one supports education and youth programs. As part of its retail store grand opening at The Streets at Southpoint mall, Microsoft awarded the Daniel Center, the YMCA of the Triangle, Marbles Kids Museum and the Emily K Center a collective
 
Blacks, Latino educators find other professions
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Minorities are significantly underrepresented in public schools, despite the fact that the number of black and Latino students have increased. A new report from the Center for American Progress in Northwest, “The Leaky Pipeline for Teachers of Color: Getting More Teachers of Color into the Classroom,” revealed that while much has been done in
 
Ask Dr. Swiner: How worried should we be about Ebola
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
We’ve been saddened and scared by news of spreading Ebola in Africa and the two workers returning to the United States. Just how afraid should we be? What do we know and don’t know about this potentially fatal and debilitating disease? From what we know, the Ebola virus, known in the medical world as viral hemorrhagic disease or fever, is one
 
Kid-run organization cultivates community
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
DURHAM – When Heven Rooks was 10 years old, she saw a homeless man begging for money. From that day forward, she and her parents have been inspired to make a difference. Thus, By R.E.A.L. Kids was born. By R.E.A.L. Kids is a membership organization for ages 7-13 “aimed at cultivating a generation of kids that are Responsible, Enterprising, and
 
Affordable housing remains top priority in Chapel Hill
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
An affordable housing development proposed for Legion Road remains a top community priority, in spite of recent news that its tax credit application was unsuccessful. The Town of Chapel Hill has set aside 8.5 acres of property for the development in the newly established Ephesus Fordham District. The plan is to develop two rental communities –
 
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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

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