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Thursday June 1st

Black History Month

Yvette Mathews, the Office and Community Organizer for the Orange County Community Empowerment Fund, is pictured on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023.

Community Empowerment Fund to host event celebrating Black female leaders

The Community Empowerment Fund is hosting the Share the Love: Art Show and Celebration of Black Queens in Our Community event on Feb. 25 to recognize Black women leaders in the community.  Six Black women leaders from the Orange County and Durham area will be introduced and then "crowned" as queens for their contributions. Local artists will also present their work.  The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center.

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Photo Courtesy of Finesse. Rhythm and Blues group Finesse performed at the Century Center in Carrboro on Saturday, Feb. 19, as part of its Black History Month Concert Series. 

Carrboro Recreation Department hosts Black History Month concert series

Members of the Carrboro community gathered on at the Carrboro Century Center on Sunday, Feb. 19 to listen to Finesse, a rhythm and blues band, perform for the Black History Month concert series. The Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources Department organized the series — along with other events such as lectures and open mic poetry nights — to celebrate Black history and unite the community. 

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Charlie Scott is pictured during the 1968 men's basketball season. Photos from DTH Archives. 

Q&A: Charlie Scott recounts time at UNC as school's first Black scholarship athlete

Assistant Sports Editor Lucas Thomae caught up with Charlie Scott over the phone to discuss his time at UNC. In 1966, the Hall of Famer became the first Black scholarship athlete at North Carolina as a part of the men's basketball team.  He led UNC to back-to-back Final Four appearances in 1968 and 1969, and helped the U.S. take home the gold medal in basketball at the 1968 Olympics.

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A student views the art displayed at the Black History Art Gallery Exhibition in the Carolina Union, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023.

Art gallery celebrating Black History Month opens on UNC's campus

The grand opening of the Student Life and Leadership’s Black History Month Art Gallery Exhibition was held on Friday in the Carolina Union Art Gallery. The exhibition came after the SLL held a Black History Month Art Contest, which encouraged students to submit pottery, photography, digitals, painted works or poetry for the chance to be featured in the gallery. 

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