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Gov. Cooper Signs Build NC Into Law to Improve Transportation Infrastructure

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed into law the Build NC Bond Act of 2018, a new financing tool sought by his administration to help expedite critical highway projects. Under Gov. Cooper’s direction, the N.C. Department of Transportation has accelerated 350 highway projects.

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The Fight to Protect Immigrant Families Continues: Stop Speaker Ryan’s Anti-Immigrant Bill

Yesterday Donald Trump signed an executive order that he claims will end family separation at the border – it may not stop separating families, will not reunite the thousands of families already torn apart…

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YMCA of the USA Welcomes Karyn Boston as Executive Vice President and General Counsel

YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the national resource office for 850 Y associations (each its own 501(c)(3) organization), has appointed Karyn Boston as the new Executive V.P/General Counsel.

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Department of Homeland Security Reports About 2,000 Minors Separated From Families

Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday…

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This Week at NCDOT: INFRA Grant and Build North Carolina

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that North Carolina was selected to receive a $147 million grant through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America – or INFRA – program.

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Divine Nine 5K Race Series Expands West to Third Major City

Launched in 2015 by fitness enthusiast Neecy Roney, the Divine Nine 5K Race set an early goal of bringing the community together for fitness, fellowship and fun.

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Graduates of HBCU Elizabeth City State College in 1968 to Celebrate Their 50th Golden Class Reunion

The last college class of Elizabeth City State College in Elizabeth City, North Carolina will celebrate their 50th “Golden Class Reunion” of approximately 150 seniors who graduated in 1968…

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31 African Americans Get Drug Charges Dropped After Police Dept. Exposed For Racially Profiling

It happened following the decision of Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to discontinue the low-level marijuana stings that have allegedly seemed to be racial profiling.

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Tell the Department of Justice That Our Government Should Not Give in to Hate

This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled — in a decision referred to as the Matter of A-B — that our country will no longer grant asylum to most victims of domestic abuse and gang violence.

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Pearls of Wisdom: Seven Tips for Fathers Raising Daughters in Today’s World

As Father’s Day (June 17) rolls around, we are mindful that it wasn’t that long ago when a father’s job was to attend his daughter’s pretend tea parties and make her a pretty dollhouse. But today’s fathers must navigate a new world and avoid gender specific roles.

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Black Entrepreneur Wins $10K Grant to Offer “One Stop Shop” Small Businesses

Entrepreneur Zee Ali has launched Express Business Solutions LLC, a business development solutions company that has recently opened its first physical location in downtown Pontiac, Michigan, just minutes from Detroit.

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Chicago to See Roles of Women and Girls in Detroit’s ’67 Rebellion

AFTER/LIFE: In Honor of the City Rising from the Ashes debuted in Detroit last year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the rebellion “from the perspective of the thousands of overlooked women and girls who rose up to burn their city down.”

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