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Protect yourself from tax scams
Thursday, February 26, 2015
RALEIGH – Tax season is underway, with 1099s and W-2s already in mailboxes. The Internal Revenue Service also has issued its annual list of the most common scams, called "The Dirty Dozen." At the top of the list is identity theft, followed by potential tax swindles pitched by phone and email. Mike Dobzinski, media relations specialist with the IRS,
Social Security answers your questions
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Q: I went back to work after retiring, but now the company I work for is downsizing. I’ll be receiving unemployment benefits in a few weeks. Will this affect my retirement benefits? A: When it comes to retirement benefits, Social Security does not count unemployment as earnings, so your retirement benefits will not be affected. However, any income
Financial freedom still eludes black America
Thursday, February 26, 2015
As black history observance begins, now is a timely moment to reflect on the journey that succeeding generations of blacks have trod in the continuing quest for total freedom and equality. From 1865’s Emancipation Proclamation to 1954’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education and 1965’s voting rights legislation, black
Changing lives with suits and ties
Thursday, February 19, 2015
There’s nothing quite like the confidence that comes from wearing a freshly pressed suit. A suit says to employers that a man is qualified and dignified. But, unfortunately, some men don’t have the money to invest in a good outfit and lose out on job opportunities because of it. These are the men Mark Taylor had in mind when he started
Thursday, February 19, 2015
DWWC MEETING Lynn Shoemaker of the Advocacy & Issues Organizer for Women Advance NCe will speak at the next Democratic Women of Wake County luncheon Feb. 26, noon, NCSU University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St. RSVP by Feb. 23 to Cindy Sinkez at cindydwwc@yahoo.com. FINANCIAL TRAINING The city of Raleigh’s Business Assistant Program will host a
Thank Edward for that car
Thursday, February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON – If you love the sexy, sleekness of the Chevrolet Corvette, the elegance and luxury of the Cadillac Escalade, the cool truck/SUV look of the Chevrolet Avalanche or the pure brawn of the Hummer H2, you can thank Edward Welburn Jr. Welburn is not exactly a household name, but for more than 20 years the Howard University graduate and one of
Dollar Store products tested for hazardous chemicals
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
A report released last week claims over 81 percent of Dollar Store products contained at least one hazardous chemical above normal levels. The Campaign for Healthier Solutions – a group of over 100 health, community and environmental justice organizations around the country – released the report, “A Day Late and a Dollar Short: Discount
HUB Office holds first NC Contractors College
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory’s Office of Small and Historically Underutilized Businesses held its first session of the 2015 Contractors College last week. Eleven small and HUB firms attended the presentation given by Dr. James H. Johnson Jr., the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and director of
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Food Pantry

The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church food


Conference IWD 2015

Let's celebrate the International Women's Day!


St. Paul Village Community 5k Walk/Run

The Third Annual St. Paul Village Community 5K

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Ask Alma: Should I give my ex a break on support payments?

Dear Alma, I think I know what I’m going to do, but I’m curious as to what you


The Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s March spotlight is Michele

Time to bring back some help for low-wage workers

Half the states in the country currently provide help for their low-wage workers with a state