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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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Bob Dieterle, the Managing Director for First in Venture Studio in Digital Health at the Eshelman Institute, is pictured on Feb. 20, 2023, in the Eshelman Institute Suite in Beard Hall.

Eshelman Institute pursues digital health solutions for Black N.C. community

A new grant will now allow UNC’s Eshelman Institute for Innovation to help create PowerUp, an initiative to address food insecurity and mental health challenges faced by Black North Carolinians.  The institute, alongside the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Founders Initiative, will help source ideas from N.C. A&T and try to refine them into digital for-profit ventures.

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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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