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Comcast formally launches two new black-centric networks
Saturday, March 23, 2019
During a star-studded evening complete with a red carpet entry at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Comcast formally announced the addition of two television networks that highlights the company’s commitment to diversity. TV One’s Cleo TV and Afrotainment’s Afro are the latest independent channels to receive broad distribution on
 
Writer of ‘Shake A Tail Feather’ dies
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
DETROIT — Andre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote “Shake A Tail Feather” and performed across musical genres, died. He was 82. Williams’ manager and musical director, Kenn Goodman, said t Williams was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and that he was receiving hospice care at a Chicago nursing home when he
 
Growing your own cut flowers
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with family and friends. For early spring flowers, look to
 
Film battles racism on screen at Durham’s Shadowbox Studio
Monday, March 11, 2019
DURHAM – Filmmaker Dennis Leroy Kangalee had set out to create a masterpiece. Less than one year after his debut film, “As an Act of Protest,” was released, Kangalee sent that masterpiece flying off the balcony of a hotel in Germany. Kangalee’s independent film is a 144-minute-long drama whose unedited, anti-Hollywood aesthetic and
 
Jimmie Allen is a reflection of a new country music world
Thursday, March 7, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country singer Jimmie Allen likes to tell a story about the first time he met songwriter J.P. Williams, who is blind, before they came up with Allen’s No. 1 hit single “Best Shot.” “I said, ‘I don’t know if anyone told you, but I’m black,’” Allen said. ”‘So keep the
 

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Durham city, county leaders vow to support $15 pay, local hiring

DURHAM – City and county officials have recommitted to support living wages at $15 an hour

Comcast formally launches two new black-centric networks

During a star-studded evening complete with a red carpet entry at the Newseum in Washington,

Bill would make tweaks to NC’s sexual assault laws

On college campuses on a Saturday night, it wouldn’t be surprising to see young men and