Entries by Shoshannah Sayers

Durham Hosts Human Relations Awards Ceremony February 20

Nominations Sought by January 26; Nomination Form Now Available Online DURHAM, N.C. –The City of Durham Human Relations Commission is now seeking nominations of city and county residents who have distinguished themselves by contributing their time and talents to promoting good human relations in Durham. In honor of February as Human Relations Month, the City’s […]

Duke-UNC Initiative on Poverty and Inequality Summer Fellowship

Duke-UNC Initiative on Poverty and Inequality Summer Fellowship This is a joint effort between UNC and Duke University to focus on issues of poverty and inequality in Durham and Orange counties. The initiative emphasizes the importance of developing an historical understanding as well as working with local communities to find policy solutions to these persistent […]

Black and Brown Lives Matter: March for Justice & Racial Unity

Date:    Tuesday,  December 23 Time:    12noon  (Press Conference 11:30am) Begins: Ebenezer United Church of Christ 734 Apple St.  Burlington, NC Concludes: First Christian United Church of Christ 415 S. Church St. Burlington, NC Distance: 1.2 Miles   Join the marchers and lift up a voice asking for justice and equal protection under the law […]

NC high court backs racially gerrymandered voting maps as drawn

Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday upheld the constitutionality of state voting maps drawn by the Republican-majority legislature in 2011. Critics of the maps filed suit against them, arguing that they violated the constitutional rights of minority voters. A coalition of groups, including the League of Women Voters, the state chapter […]

Durham: Peaceful #BlackLivesMatter protest on 1st night of Hanukkah

DURHAM — Some 100 people gathered in downtown Durham Wednesday evening for a peaceful protest on the first night of Hanukkah, part of a nationwide “Chanukah Action to End Police Violence” event. Carolina Jews for Justice was an organizer locally for the protest by the Major the Bull statue at CCB Plaza. About 20 menorahs […]

U.S. Appeals Court To Hear Wake School Board Redistricting Case

The U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is scheduled to hear oral arguments Wednesday on a lawsuit challenging Wake County’s school board election maps. The Durham-based Southern Coalition for Social Justice is challenging the 2013 redistricting on behalf of a handful of Wake County residents and two local organizations. They argue that […]