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1:01 am
Wed November 26, 2014

In North Carolina, Hundreds Protest Ferguson Decision

Hundreds gathered in downtown Durham on Tuesday night to protest the lack of charges against Darren Wilson. They held signs that read "We Are All Michael Brown."
Credit Reema Khrais

Hundreds of people gathered throughout central North Carolina Tuesday night in response to the decision in Ferguson, Missouri to not indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

In Durham, dozens of protesters briefly stopped traffic on the northbound lanes of the Durham Freeway around 6:30 p.m.  They were chanting slogans like “No Justice, No Peace" and "No Racist Police." 

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The State of Things
12:09 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

In Their Shoes—Exploring Domestic Violence Through Theater

Seema Kukreja as Udip, Robin Carmon Marshall as Anaba and Alexus Wilcox as Corrine in the play "From the Boot of Timberland."
Eric Barstow

A new family-run black theater company in the Triangle is presenting two companion one-act plays that encourage men and women to come together to address violence against women. 

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The State of Things
11:46 am
Tue April 8, 2014

My White Friends

MG, Chicago, Illinois, 2009.
Myra Greene

Photographer Myra Greene spent years taking self portraits exploring her own black identity. But after sharing these photographs with a friend, she realized that not everyone thinks about race as much as she does. 

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The State of Things
12:33 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Do Our Memories Define Us?

Jim Crow Wisdom by Jonathan Scott Holloway

The book, "Jim Crow Wisdom," (UNC Press/2013) explores stories black Americans tell about their past and the way those stories inform modern black identity. 

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