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Durham celebrates MED Week
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
DURHAM – Local business owners will get their chance this week to learn how to connect their business with more opportunities during the 2014 Minority Enterprise Development Week. The city, in partnership with multiple community, state and federal agencies as well as local businesses, will observe MED Week Oct. 6-10. MED Week celebrates the
CFPB seeks $569M in student loan forgiveness
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
A college education is supposed to open the doors to lifelong careers and entry into America’s middle class. Yet students that enrolled at one of the more than 100 Corinthian College campuses across the country had college experiences characterized by predatory lending, illegal debt collections and one-day “career” jobs. Corinthian
Community heroes surprised by Habitat honor
Sunday, September 28, 2014
An unsuspecting couple got the surprise of their life. Fred and Sylvia Black arrived to an event where they thought they would be celebrating someone else. Instead, they found out the celebration was for them. For months friends and family have been secretly raising money to build a Habitat for Humanity house in honor of the Blacks. They are halfway to
Auto lending regulation expected to curb abuses
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
With new car prices meeting or surpassing many consumers’ incomes, the vast majority of people finance their car purchases. On an annual basis, Center for Responsible Lending reports, over 79 percent of auto loans occur through third-party indirect lenders that partner with dealerships. Then, following most purchases, many consumers wonder whether or
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
HOME SHOW Southern Ideal Home Show returns to Raleigh Sept. 26-28 on N.C. State Fairgrounds. Visit www.SouthernIdealHomeShow.com/HFR. WORKING WOMEN A workshop on managing “The Balancing Act” for the working woman is Sept. 30, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St. in Raleigh. RSVP to (919) 747-8421 or email
IBM opens computer rescue operation in NC
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
RALEIGH – IBM has formally announced that a computer rescue operation has opened in Research Triangle Park. Multiple media outlets reported the North Carolina location is the company's largest facility of its type in the United States. Mike Errity with IBM said Monday that the new center is designed to recover data within minutes. He says the
Companies ‘steal’ billions from low-income workers
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
WASHINGTON – Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts blacks and often goes underreported, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute. Researchers at EPI, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on economic issues that affect low- and middle-income families, said
Wealth and income inequalities hurt economic recovery
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Amid stagnant wages, nagging underemployment and unemployment, many families continue to struggle with their finances. Some may even have wondered, ‘Will we ever make financial head way?’ On Sept. 10, a Capitol Hill briefing was held to unveil a new policy brief that examined America’s shrinking middle class. Responding to Rising
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Health screenings vital to black men

It’s an occurrence that Maryland’s Dr. Sanford Siegel has seen all too often. The

NCCU alumnus next Winston-Salem State chancellor

DURHAM — An N.C. Central University alumnus and former dean has been elected Winston-Salem

Home school program for preschoolers comes to Wake County

RALEIGH – A child’s first learning experience is in the home. Sometimes parents need