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From drugs to Hollywood, actor returns to Durham
Monday, January 23, 2017
DURHAM – When he was a little boy, Stephen Barrington wanted to be an actor. But by the time he was 18, he was dealing drugs instead and well on a way to a career in the cocaine trade. It wasn’t until he saw a production of “Ridin’ wit’ Joe Crack” by Campaign4Change that he was able to leave that life and get back to his
 
Advocates debate fairness of DPS suspensions
Monday, January 23, 2017
DURHAM – A presentation on discipline and suspension in Durham Public Schools was held at the Hayti Heritage Center on Fayetteville Street. A panel discussion titled “Discipline and Suspension: Past, Present and Future,” co-hosted by the Durham Committee on The Affairs of Black People and the Durham People’s Alliance Education
 
Mediterranean restaurant Vidrio opens its doors
Monday, January 23, 2017
RALEIGH – Vidrio, the latest restaurant in Raleigh from hospitality group LM Restaurants that provides a Mediterranean-style dining experience, opened its door for diners on Monday. Located at 500 Glenwood Ave., Vidrio invites guests to experience true Mediterranean cultural dining — a blend of Greek, Turkish, Lebanese, Moroccan, Spanish and
 
Business owners, take care of your business
Sunday, January 22, 2017
I hear it all the time: “I patronized a black-owned business and was treated terribly.” How about this one? “I went to that black restaurant and the service was bad, the food was cold, and the staff was discourteous and very slow.” And the granddaddy of them all: “I tried to do business with black contractors, but they
 
Shaw women extends streak over SAU
Saturday, January 21, 2017
RALEIGH – Newcomer LaQuisha Taylor scored a game-high 30 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Shaw to a 69-57 win over archrival St. Augustine’s Saturday at Spaulding Gymnasium. Taylor did not play in the first semester but is making a name for herself in the second half of the season. She has averaged in double figures in each of her
 
Black festival returns for 16th year
Friday, January 20, 2017
RALEIGH – The North Carolina Museum of History always gets an early jump on Black History Month with its annual African American Cultural Celebration. Now in its 16th year, the family-friendly festival will be held Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 5 E. Edenton St. Over 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, playwrights, artists and more will
 
Ask Nadia: Coconut water
Friday, January 20, 2017
Dear Nadia, I’ve heard that coconut oil is good for maintaining blood sugar. Is this true, or did I misunderstand? – Debbie, San Diego, California Dear Debbie, In the past, the benefits of coconut oil were considered controversial because some felt there was not enough evidence-based research to support the benefits. The concern was that the
 
SBC president drew King’s praise for stand
Friday, January 20, 2017
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Though Southern Baptists were not known for their advocacy of racial justice 60 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. once told a fellow black Baptist minister that the 1957 Southern Baptist Convention president "suffered with us" in the cause of civil rights. King's reference was to the late U.S. Rep. Brooks Hays, D-Ark., who served
 
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From drugs to Hollywood, actor returns to Durham

DURHAM – When he was a little boy, Stephen Barrington wanted to be an actor. But by the

Advocates debate fairness of DPS suspensions

DURHAM – A presentation on discipline and suspension in Durham Public Schools was held at

Mediterranean restaurant Vidrio opens its doors

RALEIGH – Vidrio, the latest restaurant in Raleigh from hospitality group LM Restaurants