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‘No' is ‘yes' waiting to happen
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Rejection! At one point or another, everyone experiences rejection. Being told “no,” “not now,” “not you,” “you're not the one” and “no thank you!” can destroy your sense of self-worth or kill your confidence. For others, rejection can utterly defeat them. And then there are others who seem to
CIAs vows to diversify staff
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency and a national organization that financially helps students at historically black colleges and universities announced recently they are working on a plan to increase the number of African-American spies and analysts at the nation's foremost spying agency. Johnny Taylor Jr., president of The Thurgood
Turn the page on your life
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Steve Gilliland is a motivational personality who did not read about rags to riches stories; he lived one. Today, he is one of the most popular personalities on Laugh USA on SiriusXM, plus he is now one of the most in-demand speakers in North America. But that is not way he started out. On Christmas Eve 1997, at the age of 39, Steve Gilliland found himself
Social Security; Q&A
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Q: I applied for my child's Social Security card in the hospital and have not received it. How long does it take? A: In most states, it takes an average of three weeks to get the card, but it can take longer. If you have not received your child's card in a timely manner, please visit your local Social Security office. Be sure to take proof of your
Wake commissioners vote to boost workers' pay
Monday, November 16, 2015
RALEIGH – Wake County commissioners have voted unanimously to raise the minimum wage for county workers to $13.50 an hour. Local media outlets report Monday's vote affects about 75 of the county's 4,000 employees, who earn less than that now, with some making as little as $11.08 an hour. Library assistants will see pay increases of less than $1,000
What you should never do for an abusive boss
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Having survived several abusive bosses, I was intrigued when my wife mentioned that there was a study on abusive bosses reported in The Washington Post. What struck me was the hypothesis of the researchers to that effect that “…acts of compassion and empathy – assisting bad bosses by going above and beyond, helping with heavy workloads
7 things to advance your career
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Complacency in the workforce should be avoided at all costs. Though some employees tend to settle into a work routine that is predictable and on cruise control, those who set short-term and long-term goals know that advancement in their career has to be thought out, planned and properly implemented to make it to the next level. If we are going to spend so
Know your retirement earnings with estimator
Thursday, November 5, 2015
In 1985, after making it back to the future from 1955, Marty joined Doc for a drive 30 years into the future. That future is now. If the alternate 2015 of the Back to the Future film series were accurate, we would be easing along on hover boards, navigating skyways in flying cars, and enjoying the luxuries of self-lacing sneakers and self-fitting jackets.
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Decision pending on Wake Co.’s poverty schools

RALEIGH – The Wake County public schools board has yet to make a decision on its proposed

HBCU students weigh in on white campus protests

It may have started out as a protest against police brutality and senseless violence against

Hundreds celebrate as African American Museum nears completion

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of people gathered at an inaugural event for the Smithsonian’s