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Five myths and facts about cholesterol
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
High cholesterol is a known risk factor for heart disease and stroke, and is estimated to cause nearly 2.6 million deaths annually. Yet a survey from the American Heart Association shows that nearly two-thirds of people who have high cholesterol don’t think they’re at high risk for a heart attack or stroke. “My Cholesterol Guide” is
 
Plant easy care daffodils now for spring beauty
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Daffodils have a cheery presence in the spring garden and are a surefire way to chase away the winter blues. These fall-planted bulbs are also reliable perennials that require no maintenance and are not bothered by deer or other pests. The National Garden Bureau has declared 2017 the Year of the Daffodil, and with the fall planting season right around the
 
Blacks’ dreams of homeownership still deferred
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The late Langston Hughes created a masterful body of poetry in the 20th century that spoke about black America’s unique experiences. Also an author and playwright, his words in all media pricked our consciousness to wonder and ponder how we somehow remained so different from others after living more than 200 years in this land. One of my favorite
 
Gov. Cooper vetoes bill to eliminate 2018 judicial primaries
Monday, October 9, 2017
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s governor vetoed Republican-backed legislation that would have eliminated 2018 judicial primaries, among other electoral changes. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said Monday the legislation would erode voters’ ability to choose judges. The bill would eliminate primaries for 2018 judicial races ranging from the state
 
Jordan donates $7 million to build medical clinics
Monday, October 9, 2017
CHARLOTTE — Hornets owner Michael Jordan is donating $7 million to launch medical clinics that he hopes will help at-risk communities in Charlotte. It’s the largest philanthropic donation ever by the former NBA champion. The donation will fund two Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics, which are projected to open in 2020. “Through
 
New program reduces absenteeism in primary schools
Friday, October 6, 2017
DURHAM – A pilot program reduced absenteeism in elementary schools by an average of 10 percent, according to a new study by Duke researchers. Chronic absenteeism is linked to poor grades, low test scores and, eventually, dropping out of high school. While most truancy prevention efforts focus on middle and high school students, the Early Truancy
 
Nielsen study reveals growing influence of black women
Friday, October 6, 2017
A new report detailing the record-setting spending power of black women has further buoyed the confidence of black female entrepreneurs, who said the information proves their undeniable value to the United States and the global economy. The report, “African American Women: Our Science, Her Magic,” was released by Nielsen during the
 
Bowie State running wild through CIAA
Friday, October 6, 2017
HBCU teams continue to move up the food chain. Bowie State is now at No. 19 in the latest AFCA Division II Coaches Poll. The Bulldogs have averaged over 60 points in their last three games. BSU is the only HBCU DII team in the top 25. In Division I-FCS, North Carolina A&T moved up a notch to No. 12, while Grambling State is now at No. 19. Tennessee
 
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Shaw alumnus named DPS superintendent

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Brandon Parker: overlooked no more

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