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Public opinion still mixed against Cosby
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The arguments go back and forth. Detractors of comedian Bill Cosby say he made his bed and should suffer the consequences. Supporters argue that greed, extortion and a campaign to distort his legacy – by alleged racists – have destroyed Cosby’s career. At the center of the controversy are the dozens of accusers; some of the women, who
 
Nigerian artist adds talents to museum wall
Sunday, May 21, 2017
RALEIGH – The North Carolina Museum of Art is hosting Nigerian-American and D.C.-based artist Victor Ekpuk to create a 30-by-18-foot site-specific wall drawing in the Museum’s new, expanded African art gallery. The chalk drawing will be on view for a full year, beginning when the gallery opens at the end of June. Ekpuk’s creation will be
 
BOOK: Give your kids a free college education
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Parent’s Smart Guide to Sending Your Kids to College Without Going Broke By Gwen Thomas It’s that time of year when millions of college-bound students and their parents are struggling to figure out how to pay for the high cost of tuition. And, for many returning students, the issue is the same. Yet one woman has unlocked the key to saving
 
Steve McQueen to direct authorized Tupac doc
Thursday, May 18, 2017
LOS ANGELES — Academy Award-winner Steve McQueen is set to direct a documentary about Tupac Shakur. Shakur Estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment said that the film is fully sanctioned by the late hip-hop artist’s estate. McQueen is best known for directing “12 Years a Slave,” which won the best picture Oscar in 2014 and
 
Grow more edibles with keyhole gardening
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Raise your gardening efforts to a new level with keyhole gardening. You’ll increase your garden’s productivity in a smaller space while using less water and fertilizer. This intensive technique was first used in Africa where it’s hot and dry, and the topsoil is shallow. Now gardeners growing in a variety of climates around the world are
 
BOOK: Know your black history
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Fanny Marion Jackson Coppin: First Black Female Principal By L.A. Johnson Born into slavery, life was hard for Fanny Marion. Nevertheless, she overcame adversity to become the namesake Coppin State University. Johnson’s new eBook, “Fanny Marion Jackson Coppin: First Black Female Principal,” the second eBook in her “Forget Me Not
 
Fitness workout gets brides fit for wedding day
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
More than 2 million couples get married in the United States annually, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. For some, it’s a special rite of passage and a chance to improve certain areas in life, including one’s health. That was the case for Cordnesha Mosby. For her, signing up for a customized Boom Shock Fitness workout plan
 
Exhibit: Reality, and unreality, of race
Monday, April 17, 2017
RACE: Are we so different? N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Run dates: April 22 to Oct. 22, 2017 It’s a simple truth. People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community strength and personal identity. They also have been the basis for discrimination and oppression. “RACE: Are We So Different?” is
 
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