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Social media, economics put power in the hands of young blacks
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
DURHAM – African-Americans are responsible for $1.1 trillion in consumer spending annually, creating a powerful economic force that cannot be ignored, a Nielson executive said during her speech last week at North Carolina Central University. Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, senior vice president for strategic alliances and community engagement at the
 
Why daughters need fathers
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The media and the academic community provide a wealth of information on why boys need their fathers. The most obvious being you can't be someone you have not seen. Girls can look at their mothers and receive the importance and significance of role models on a daily basis. But why do girls need fathers? How will a girl learn how to be loved by a man? What
 
Son of ex-slave who fought in Union army dies
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
RALEIGH – Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died – 179 years after his father was born. Martin was 97 when he died Sunday at his home in New Bern, North Carolina, said his daughter, Fannie Martin-Williams. Her father, who suffered from congestive heart failure and other ailments, had been in declining
 
Actors give superb performances in play on race
Monday, January 26, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – If you’re looking for a great play to ring in Black History Month, look no further. Playmakers Repertory Company is performing an extraordinary play about racism, prejudice and what we sacrifice in order to get ahead in life. Trouble in Mind, written by Alice Childress, was first debuted 60 years ago. It revolves around a group of
 
Sandberg named Durham Bulls manager
Monday, January 26, 2015
DURHAM – The Durham Bulls, in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Rays, have hired Jared Sandberg as the new manager of the Triple-A club. Sandberg takes over for Charlie Montoyo who was promoted to third-base coach of the Rays in mid-December. Sandberg, the nephew of Hall of Famer and current Philadelphia Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg, takes the helm of
 
MLK estate drops lawsuit against King Center over licensing
Monday, January 26, 2015
ATLANTA — With the dismissal of one of two lawsuits that effectively pitted them against each other, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s children took a step last week toward resolving the issues that have divided them in recent years. The Estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Inc. voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit it had filed in August 2013 against
 
St. Aug's stifles Shaw for 2nd straight win
Saturday, January 24, 2015
RALEIGH – Perimeter shooting and defense have keyed the recent success of the Saint Augustine’s men’s basketball team. The Falcons relied on both in a 66-62 win over crosstown rival Shaw at packed Spaulding Gymnasium on Saturday. The victory was the second straight and the third in four games for the resurging Falcons, who are limiting
 
NCCU holds off Coppin State
Saturday, January 24, 2015
DURHAM – In a matchup that had 13 lead changes and 12 ties, N.C. Central needed a basket in the closing seconds and one last defensive stand to hold off Coppin State for a 79-77 victory on Saturday, as the Eagles escaped McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium with their 30th straight win at home. Trailing by two points with less than a minute-and-a-half left,
 
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Social media, economics put power in the hands of young blacks

DURHAM – African-Americans are responsible for $1.1 trillion in consumer spending

Why daughters need fathers

The media and the academic community provide a wealth of information on why boys need their

Son of ex-slave who fought in Union army dies

RALEIGH – Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died