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Blacks’ dreams of homeownership still deferred
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The late Langston Hughes created a masterful body of poetry in the 20th century that spoke about black America’s unique experiences. Also an author and playwright, his words in all media pricked our consciousness to wonder and ponder how we somehow remained so different from others after living more than 200 years in this land. One of my favorite
Nielsen study reveals growing influence of black women
Friday, October 6, 2017
A new report detailing the record-setting spending power of black women has further buoyed the confidence of black female entrepreneurs, who said the information proves their undeniable value to the United States and the global economy. The report, “African American Women: Our Science, Her Magic,” was released by Nielsen during the
Black Wealth 2020 movement spreads, Part II
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Black Wealth 2020, a new movement aiming to change the course of black wealth in America, is gaining swift support from national advocates of economic justice. "The struggle for black wealth is a legendary struggle. And so whether we're talking about what we have attempted to do in the past or what we should be doing now, the fact of the matter is that
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ICON Lecture Series

Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. ICON, an educational,


Workers Rally

Time: 4 p.m. Raleigh City Workers Union, UE


Haunted Trolley

Oct. 20, 27 and 28 Time: 6:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

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The Confederacy was a con job on whites

I’ve lived 55 years in the South, and I grew up liking the Confederate flag. I

Brandon Parker: overlooked no more

It's never the right time to say goodbye to a 6-foot-7, 309-pound left tackle who has fought his

People skills primed Pittsboro Elementary’s Poston

PITTSBORO — It’s Chris Poston’s people skills that are enabling students to