WASHINGTON, D.C.— Saturday, May 7, is a day which will be forever be recalled in African-American history. On this date, the first African-American U.S. president delivered the commencement address at Howard University, largely considered the “Harvard” of America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Happy Hill Cemetery Friends invites volunteers to help clean up the historic Happy Hill Cemetery, on Saturday, May 21 at 9:30 a.m at the corner of Willow and Pitts streets in Happy Hill. Help is also needed on May 28, The group has been working for years to restore the historic cemetery, located in the city’s oldest black community, which was hit hard in last week’s severe weather and is now littered with downed branches and trees.
Investigators with the Winston-Salem Police Department say they have seen a significant increase in credit card fraud this year.
The Winston-Salem Foundation hosted its annual Community Luncheon on May 4 with a record-breaking crowd of over 1,200 community members in attendance. The Foundation also announced the recipients of the 2016 Winston-Salem Foundation Award and the 2016 ECHO Awards.
After completing his tenure as Superintendent of Guilford County Schools, Maurice “Mo” Green officially assumed his role as executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.
Community and business leaders along with graduating high school seniors were recognized at the 19th annual Winston Lake Family YMCA Black Achievers Gala at the Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center.
RALEIGH (AP) North Carolina law-makers offered bills before a self-imposed deadline Tuesday addressing the cost of college education, penalties for “sanctuary cities,” economic incentives and worker pay.
During an open meeting on Tuesday, May 10, board members were split into groups and asked to make a list of words they think should be associated with the overall mission of the district. Director of Communications Alexandra Hoskins encouraged board members to select words that everyone could relate to.
The Lawrence Joel Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum was filled with joy and excitement last Saturday as more than 800 undergraduate and graduate students from Winston-Salem State University completed their academic voyage during the 126th commencement ceremony.
A teacher in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System has been named Educator of the Year for North Carolina A+ Schools.