Title















Site Registration | Find a Copy | Event Calendar | Site Map
The Voice of the Black Community

Health

Half million in NC have COPD
Friday, November 17, 2017
RALEIGH – More than 7 percent of North Carolina's population has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD. That puts the state with one of the highest rates in the country. Experts say the incurable disease, which killed almost 5,000 people in 2015 in the Tar Heel State, often is undiagnosed and left untreated. Dr. MeiLan Han, volunteer
 
Planning a pregnancy? App for that
Friday, November 10, 2017
More than 4 million women become pregnant in the United States annually, and most couples, 84 out of every 100, will get pregnant within the first year of trying. But according to the Department of Health and Human Services, knowing your cycle and the changes in your body can help women know when they are most likely to conceive to better plan for
 
Debunking the myths around sickle cell disease
Thursday, November 2, 2017
In the United States, sickle cell disease is considered rare because it affects only about 100,000 people. As such, not many in the U.S. are aware of what SCD is, or they have limited experience with the disease. As with any disease, low awareness can spur myths and misperceptions, and make it more difficult for those affected to obtain the care and
 
Open enrollment for 2018 ACA begins Nov. 1
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
RALEIGH – Open enrollment for the 2018 Federal Health Insurance Exchange begins Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 15 with coverage to start Jan. 1, 2018. “This is a shorter enrollment period than previous years,” North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said. “If you do not have health insurance elsewhere, you need to take part
 

Upcoming Events

read all
1

Book Signing

Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. President of Long Ball

10

Cantata

Time: 4 to 6 p.m. The St. Paul A.M.E Church

10

Magic of African Rhythms

Time: 3 to 4 p.m. The Magic of African Rhythms

Latest News

read all

High interest loans could be coming to NC

RALEIGH – North Carolina's long history of prohibiting predatory lending in the state

BUSINESS BRIEFS

CELEBRATION Downtown Raleigh Alliance is hosting a new event, the Downtown Raleigh Tree

Raleigh Girl Scout earns highest award for child literacy

RALEIGH – Taylor Townsend, a member of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines,