Weatherizing a home involves conducting an energy assessment to identify the most cost-effective energy improvements that need to be performed on a dwelling, and then making those improvements at no cost to the household. Additionally, the Heating Appliance Repair and Replacement Program repairs/replaces inefficient heating and air systems in the homes of low-income families, especially families with children, elderly and individuals with disabilities. These services are provided at no cost to qualifying individuals in Iredell and Lincoln Counties. More ↠
STATESVILLE, NC – Mitchell Community College’s Nu Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society was recently honored as a 2021 PTK Recognizing Excellence in Acceptance and Completion with Honors (REACH) Rewards chapter.
The REACH Rewards program encourages membership by rewarding chapters who achieve or exceed 15 percent for their membership acceptance rate. Mitchell currently has 175 members who are enrolled in coursework at the College and a total active membership (members since Fall 2017) of 360. After four years of active membership, members are granted alumni membership status, which they hold for life.
To be eligible for the PTK Honor Society, students must have completed 12 credit hours at Mitchell and hold a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Members participate in various projects and events to benefit the campus and community as a whole. Past projects include volunteer fairs, clothing drives, mental health awareness events, speaker events, and more. More ↠
Even though Black voter turnout actually went up 4% in the November election from the 2016 election, voting by Black youth ages 18-25 was nowhere as dramatic. In fact, according to William Munn, a senior policy analyst with the Health Advocacy Project at the North Carolina Justice Center.
Part of the reason is the failure of evidence for Black young people, the voting actually helps to change their immediate circumstances when it comes to improving opportunities to better themselves.
Another reason is simply not feeling part of the political process.
Couple that with the fact that the Democrats get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts, particularly in rural areas of North Carolina, were woefully weak compared to the Republican Party, which maintained control of the NC General Assembly, and won several top judicial seats on the state Supreme and Appellate courts.
House Bill (HB)170, otherwise known as the North Carolina CROWN Act is sponsored by representatives Kandie D. Smith of Pitt, Carolyn G. Logan of Mecklenburg, Vernetta Alston of Durham, and Amber M. Baker of Forsyth.
All are Black women and, all are Democrats.
The proposed measure, which passed first reading and was referred to the House Judiciary 2 Committee on March 1, seeks to make “…discrimination against persons based on traits historically associated with race, hair texture, or hairstyle prohibited.”
HB 170 adds, “No person, firm, corporation, unincorporated association, Stare agency, unit of local government, or any public or private entity shall deny or refuse employment to any person or discharge any person from employment because of traits More ↠