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DPS preps students for life beyond school
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
DURHAM – Holton Career and Resource Center is giving high school students the opportunity to earn coursework in a chosen career area, making it possible for them to graduate with a high school diploma and certification. The Career Center offers training in cosmetology, barbering, robotics and automation, early childhood development, and public
 
Cary Publix open for business
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
CARY – The line for the grand opening of the new Publix grocery and pharmacy Wednesday was around the block for those who wanted to be the first to shop. The Cary store is the first in the Triangle, and people have been anticipating its opening since its announcement in August. “The grand opening was amazing. We had a line all the way down the
 
For-profit colleges deliver more debt than degrees
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Weeks before the U.S. Department of Education announces a new rule governing career education programs, the Center for Responsible Lending has released research that finds high-cost, for-profit colleges make millions each year by targeting minority students. While these college profits are generated largely from taxpayer funding, their students incur heavy
 
Inspiring self-love and confidence to girls
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Akilah C. Thompson’s “aha” moment dawned on her in the unlikeliest of places. During a month-long stay in Hyderabad, India, the entrepreneur and motivational speaker said she found her true calling. That calling, she said, is to inspire others to accomplish their dreams. Thompson, 31, is one of a growing number of young professionals who
 
Black consumers still left behind in recovering mortgage market
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
When it comes to assessing the nation’s housing industry, one key measure that all housing industry stakeholders take note of is the annual Home Mortgage Disclosure Act report, commonly referred to as HMDA. Nationwide, mortgage lenders are required to report a wealth of data on mortgage applications, originations and denials. These public data also
 
Family diner transforms Durhamís roughest corner
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
DURHAM – When Joe Bushfan decided to leave his glamorous job as a celebrity bodyguard in order to sell hot dogs in one of Durham’s roughest areas, his family thought he was crazy. “My wife thought I was crazy; my kids thought I was crazy … my dad thought I was crazy, too,” Bushfan said. “I went from making almost $3,000
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
PARADE HOMES Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties presents its Parade of Homes Oct. 17-19 from noon to 5 p.m. Visit www.hbadoc.com. BWIB Black Women in Business is hosting a workshop in October. Register at www.bwib-nc.com. • Oct. 23, 6 p.m. – Hope Valley Diner, 3710 Shannon Road: Michelle Lewis Reeves will
 
Change your attitude about money
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
It’s no secret that African-Americans face unique challenges to their financial security that are unlike those of white households. An estimated 42 percent of black households use credit for basic expenses such as rent, groceries and utilities, according to The Challenge of Credit Card Debt for the African American Middle Class. Moreover, 99 percent
 
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