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Desegregation in K-12 Schools in North Carolina Today

January 18, 2020

The New Hanover County Board of Education has proposed a plan to redistrict elementary, middle, and high school districts for the 2020-21 school year. The plan utilizes a variety of factors, one of which is the racial make-up of neighborhoods in New Hanover County. This would be a new method of ...[Continue Reading]

What Would Howard Do?

October 18, 2019

As I walked into the office of Howard Cummings, I immediately noticed something that captured my attention. In the back corner of his office sat a wooden candy dispenser with an upside-down Mason jar screwed on the top. Propped against the side of that candy jar was a black Sharpie message written ...[Continue Reading]

American Bar Association takes a stand for mental health

October 11, 2019

World Mental Health Day has been held annually on October 10 since 1992.  This day, dedicated to mental health education and advocacy, began as an initiative of the World Federation of Mental Health under the leadership of Deputy Secretary General Richard Hunter.  Today, this cause is supported ...[Continue Reading]

Micro-Lending with a purpose: A closer look at Kiva

October 4, 2019

What is Kiva? Organizations like Kiva, Heifer International, and Accion International, are leading the charge in the global effort towards financial inclusion.  These microfinancing organizations are helping to provide disadvantaged individuals and businesses with the financial tools to improve ...[Continue Reading]

A Break in Tradition

April 14, 2019

In a historic moment in North Carolina’s judicial history, Justice Cheri Beasley was sworn in as the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina on March 7th, 2019.  Her appointment is historic in two ways: (1) upon her appointment, Chief Justice Beasley has become the first ...[Continue Reading]
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