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Is sex after a heart attack safe?
Thursday, June 30, 2016
The last thing Dionne Short expected in her late 40s was to become one of the thousands of black women each year who have heart attacks. The mother of three said that despite a relatively healthy lifestyle, years of unmanaged stress caused her to experience coronary artery spasms, which led to a heart attack. Short also joined the millions of Americans
 
SBC repudiates display of Confederate flag
Thursday, June 30, 2016
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Messengers to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention renounced a display of the Confederate battle flag in a historic, overwhelming vote last month. The convention adopted late in its afternoon session a resolution that urged "brothers and sisters in Christ to discontinue the display of the Confederate battle flag as a sign of
 
Pastors on politics: biblical, not controversial
Thursday, June 30, 2016
LOUIS – Proclaiming scripture instead of promoting controversy is their approach when addressing political issues, pastors said during a panel discussion last month at the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention. Five Southern Baptist pastors explained to Ronnie Floyd, now former SBC president, during the afternoon session how they handle political issues
 
Chavis League returns to St. Aug's campus
Thursday, June 30, 2016
For those of you still having withdrawal pains since the demise of the N.C. Pro-Am Summer Basketball League, the Chavis Summer Basketball League began this week in Raleigh. The regular season runs through July 28, with a tournament schedule coming later. All games are played in St. Augustine’s Emery Gymnasium on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
 
What’s in store for Ebony and Jet?
Thursday, June 30, 2016
The new owners of Ebony magazine and jetmag.com emerged on June 21, unveiling their plans for the iconic black publications. The announcement came nearly a week after the Chicago Crusader published a story on the sale that was shrouded in mystery. A story published on Ebony.com described Clear View Group the company that purchased Johnson’s
 
BOOK: 4 women take a hard look inward
Thursday, June 30, 2016
NAKED and Unashamed By Davenia Jones Lea WestBow Press, $19.95 PB After two years, Shula still can’t believe her husband, Seth, is gone. In an effort to live again and to feel again, she accepts an offer to counsel women about marriage, love and fulfillment at Namaans, a Christian spa and retreat center designed to meet the spiritual, emotional,
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Thursday, June 30, 2016
FIREWORKS America’s Fireworks has opened at Northgate to sell holiday fireworks through July 4. Call (919) 698-5158. REAL ESTATE CoreNet Global Carolinas, a professional association dedicated to the advancement of the corporate real estate industry, will host “Market Game Changers: Competitive Advantages Helping Shape Raleigh’s
 
Design an outdoor room for all to enjoy
Thursday, June 30, 2016
No matter your budget, space or gardening experience, you can design an outdoor entertainment area for you, your family and friends to enjoy. Start by gathering ideas from magazines, the Internet and websites like Gardener’s Supply Company for examples of outdoor garden spaces. Next, select an area that is convenient and suitable for your outdoor
 
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Is sex after a heart attack safe?

The last thing Dionne Short expected in her late 40s was to become one of the thousands of black

SBC repudiates display of Confederate flag

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Messengers to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention renounced a display of

Pastors on politics: biblical, not controversial

LOUIS – Proclaiming scripture instead of promoting controversy is their approach when