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Blue Coffee back in business
Thursday, March 5, 2015
DURHAM – Gwen Matthews takes a quick break and sits down, perspiring and sipping from a water bottle, after having just worked the lunch rush in the back kitchen. It’s hard work running the bigger kitchen she now manages in Blue Coffee Cafe’s new spot on the concourse level of the N.C. Mutual Life Insurance building. “We’ve
Corinthian student loan forgiveness helps some but not all
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Thousands of students who are now or formerly enrolled at one of 52 Corinthian Colleges across the country will soon feel $480 million of financial relief on their private student loans. An agreement between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Zenith Education, a subsidiary of Educational Credit Management Corporation and long-time federal loan
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

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African Children's Choir

The African Children's Choir has added a second


Flapjack Fundraiser

The Apple Gold Group, a franchisee of


St. Paul Village Community 5k Walk/Run

The Third Annual St. Paul Village Community 5K

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Wake County district attorney wants a fair courtroom

RALEIGH – New District Attorney Lorrin Freeman wants a criminal justice system that the

Women honor ‘business mother’ Andrea Harris

“If you’re in the room, act like you’re at the table, even if you’re not


SHAW UNIVERSITY Completing a hard-fought journey that began in the fall, the team representing