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LeVelle Moton is about to get paid – again
Friday, April 19, 2019
North Carolina Central Board of Trustees called a special meeting on April 18 to discuss one action item, an “addendum to employment contract for head basketball coach.” A colleague jokingly (I’m assuming he was joking) said, “Well, maybe it’s the women’s basketball coach since she won a MEAC Tournament game.”
 
15-year-old makes $8K a month selling hot sauce
Friday, April 19, 2019
Tyla-Simone Crayton, a 15-year-old, home-schooled teen entrepreneur from Houston, is the CEO of Sienna Sauce. Known as the “Sauce Boss,” Tyla-Simone created the recipe for the uniquely-flavored sauce when she was just 8 years old. Now, she is selling the award-winning sauce online and through multiple distributors, earning $8,000 a month.
 
NC lawmakers introduce paid family leave guarantee
Thursday, April 18, 2019
RALEIGH – Lawmakers have introduced a bill that would guarantee paid family and medical leave for all North Carolina workers. Only a small percentage of workers have paid family leave, and most people eligible for unpaid leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act typically can't afford to take it. A new study from Duke University found paid
 
Suspect charged in La. black church burnings
Thursday, April 18, 2019
LANDRY PARISH, La. – A 21-year-old white man is charged with arson in fires that destroyed three black Baptist churches in St. Landry Parish. Investigators reportedly haven't determined whether the fires were racially motivated. Holden Matthews, the son of a St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputy, was arrested on April 10 and charged with three counts
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
RE-ENTRY Local Reentry Council and the Criminal Justice Resource Center will recognizes Durham businesses that have assisted in helping former prisoners find employment on April 23, 2-4 p.m., 326 E. Main St. POLICY BRIEFING Durham Chamber of Commerce and Morningstar Law Group will host a state policy briefing from the N.C. Chamber and Senator Floyd
 
Health services and screenings every woman should know
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Eating a healthy diet, exercising, getting a regular Pap smear and mammogram — these are just a few of the many steps women can take to help ensure they live longer, healthier lives. However, it can be tough to figure out what to do, given the mountains of information that are available. So how can women determine which services and screenings are
 
NCCU football a family affair
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Trei Oliver stayed true to his word. North Carolina Central’s new football coach said one of his main goals was to get the football alumni more involved with the program, and to make them feel as if they have a voice. Past and present players looked right at home at last weekend’s inaugural NCCU Football Lettermen’s Appreciation Day.
 
Eviction has damaging effect on tenants’ health
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
DURHAM – Karen Turrentine, 66, a former hairdresser, retired in 2004 because she suffers with lupus, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis. Turrentine said she was just getting over a bout of sickness when she was threatened with eviction following an altercation with a neighbor. “I did all that I knew to do – pay my rent, keep the place
 
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LeVelle Moton is about to get paid – again

North Carolina Central Board of Trustees called a special meeting on April 18 to discuss one

15-year-old makes $8K a month selling hot sauce

Tyla-Simone Crayton, a 15-year-old, home-schooled teen entrepreneur from Houston, is the CEO of

NC lawmakers introduce paid family leave guarantee

RALEIGH – Lawmakers have introduced a bill that would guarantee paid family and medical