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BOOK: Brown tells his side of the story
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Every Little Step By Bobby Brown There was once a time when Bobby Brown was the biggest name in R&B, an icon headed towards a path of greatness in the late 1980s. But, over the past 25 years, Brown has been in a public downward spiral fueled by a longstanding bout with drug abuse and his turbulent relationship with legendary crooner Whitney Houston.
 
BOOK: Knock. Knock. Open the door
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The Spiritual Heart of a Single Woman By Marvene Y. Young WestBow Press, $11.95 PB A spiritual heart. What is it? How can one discover it? I’ve always had a spiritual heart. God has been right by my side, strengthening and helping me. I thank God for knocking at my heart’s door and waiting for me to open it. Jesus is the best thing
 
Ask Carla: Is my ringback tone hurting my job search?
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Dear Carla, I am currently in the market for a new job. I haven’t had much luck in getting interviews. It seems like all is well when I initially call, but then things don’t move forward. I also am getting a lot of missed calls from unavailable, but no message. My mom said that when people call and hear my ring-back tone, it paints an
 
The ultimate fit for women with curves
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
ATLANTA – PZI Jeans, the leader in denim for the hourglass figure, readies its spring/summer 2016 collection for the modern-day curvy woman. PZI introduces 14 new styles, with the inclusion of shorts and multiple leg opening options: boot, straight and skinny. PZI Jeans prides itself on developing women’s everyday designer denim while
 
Army officer wins Miss USA beauty pageant
Monday, June 6, 2016
LAS VEGAS — The newly crowned Miss USA is a 26-year-old Army officer from the District of Columbia who gave perhaps the strongest answer of the night when asked about women in combat. "As a woman in the United States Army, I think ... we are just as tough as men. As a commander of my unit, I'm powerful, I am dedicated," Deshauna Barber (far right)
 

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'Solidarity for sustenance'

DURHAM – One in four children in North Carolina is hungry. Between 2010-15 North Carolina

Black banks struggle to survive, part 2

Leah Chase recalls a time when she couldn’t get a loan from a white-owned bank to expand

Disrespect from Democrats and Republicans

After last week’s column on how the major presidential candidates snubbed organizers of