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In it for the long haul
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
RALEIGH – The new year is always a popular time for people to start thinking about those extra 10 pounds they gained over the holidays or the 20 pounds they've been trying to lose ... since college. Some people sign up for a new gym membership and never actually go, or they try out a new diet that only lasts a couple of days. Not La Kesha Wiley.
 
Working mothers need more support
Monday, February 8, 2016
We all know that having children is expensive, but the cost of child care creates huge economic burdens for families, particularly women in single-income households. The average cost of full- time child care for an infant in North Carolina is more than $9,000, which is 12.3 percent of a family’s income and 42.3 percent of a single mother’s
 
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Monday, February 8, 2016
Elected officials, faith leaders and community advocates gathered at the State Capitol Feb. 7 for ‘I Am My Brother/Sister’s Keeper,’ a vigil for Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Speakers spoke about the importance of addressing the HIV disparities in the African-American community and the need to close the Medicaid coverage gap in North
 
Toyota Motor Credit to pay for discriminatory practices
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Each year observances and events offered in recognition of Black History Month offer opportunities for people of all colors and locales to reflect on the unique experiences of blacks both past and present. Many of the annual observances chronicle progress since the passage of laws adopted years ago to ensure that black citizens and others of color would
 
North Carolina elections take shape with fundraising numbers
Sunday, February 7, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina's March 15 primary and the November general election are taking shape as candidates and party committees disclosed financial reports over the past week as state and federal filing deadlines came and went. Here is a glance at financial reports in the state's top races with figures from filed reports or the candidates: U.S.
 
Falcons move into tie for first
Saturday, February 6, 2016
RALEIGH – St. Augustine’s guard Anthony Gaskins buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer as Saint Augustine’s edged Winston-Salem State 58-55 Saturday. The victory was the fourth in a row for the Falcons, who moved into a three-way tie for first place with WSSU and JCSU. All three teams are 4-2 in the Southern Division. Gaskins received an
 
Hungry children in rich America
Friday, February 5, 2016
Sarah is 3 years old. She and her 6-year-old brother, Bryce, are inseparable except when it's time for him to visit the summer food program that provides meals at a school near his Ohio home for children who otherwise would go hungry. Sarah's too young to make the trip. One morning after Bryce had his fill of food for the day, he made a detour before
 
Low-income students need more support
Friday, February 5, 2016
The public rationale for many of the efforts to dismantle traditional public education with various privatization schemes almost always includes the claim that it is all about helping students do better, most often low-income and minority kids. Supporters of the sketchy North Carolina voucher program say that often, that it’s all about helping poor
 
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In it for the long haul

RALEIGH – The new year is always a popular time for people to start thinking about those

Working mothers need more support

We all know that having children is expensive, but the cost of child care creates huge economic

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Elected officials, faith leaders and community advocates gathered at the State Capitol Feb. 7