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Report: Giving birth in Durham County still a risky business
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
RALEIGH – North Carolina’s persistently high fetal and infant mortality rates require new strategies to make further progress ensuring successful pregnancies and healthy births, according to a new report from NC Child. To improve birth outcomes, policymakers should close the health insurance coverage gap to promote maternal health pre- and
 
Brown Sugar adds exclusive original programming
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
ATLANTA – Brown Sugar, the popular subscription video-on-demand service featuring the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time, will add exclusive original content beginning this month. Brown Sugar's first exclusive original will be the new documentary, "Am I Black Enough?" which will be available for streaming on Feb.
 
A good excuse to improve a relationship
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
You may be someone who either loves Valentine's Day, is indifferent to it or hates what an over-commercialized holiday it is. But regardless, it's still a good opportunity to think about the romantic relationships in which we're involved. This doesn't mean you have to run out and buy big boxes of chocolates or giant bunches of flowers, but it can be a good
 
Access to safe, decent and affordable housing threatened
Monday, February 12, 2018
In recent days, threats to the nation’s housing finance system have emerged. At the center of the controversy are two key issues: the obligation of mortgage lenders to ensure broad mortgage credit for all credit-worthy borrowers, and whether the nation will enforce its own laws banning unlawful discrimination. On Feb. 2, a leaked Senate proposal to
 
Bowie States Hall wins Deacon Jones Trophy
Monday, February 12, 2018
ATLANTA – Bowie State junior quarterback Amir Hall was named the 2017 recipient of the Black College Football Player of the Year Award. He was presented with the Deacon Jones Trophy, named in honor of the football legend and inaugural Black College Football Hall of Fame inductee. Black College Football Hall of Fame trustees; Mel Blount, James "Shack"
 
North Carolina candidates begin filing
Monday, February 12, 2018
RALEIGH — Candidate filing for hundreds of regional and county positions in North Carolina opened Monday, but not before yet another court ruling was issued from reams of pending litigation seeking to alter more districts or filing dates. Hours before election board offices statewide began accepting candidate forms at noon, a panel of state trial
 
Thousands rally at annual social justice march
Monday, February 12, 2018
RALEIGH — Thousands rallied Saturday at an annual social justice march that began 11 years ago in North Carolina and focused this year on protecting voting rights and ending gerrymandering. Arlene Thomas of Burlington said she attended the “Moral March on Raleigh” despite the rain because the 2016 election turned the formerly apolitical
 
NC businesses see benefits in family-friendly workplace
Friday, February 9, 2018
RALEIGH – While federal and state laws lag behind, North Carolina's private sector already understands the benefits of creating family-friendly workplace policies. That is the finding of a report based on interviews with more than 300 employers and surveys of 300 employees. The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and Blue Cross and Blue Shield
 
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Pearsontown Elementary's Andrea Petifer gets top award

In front of the entire Pearsontown Elementary family, Superintendent Pascal Mubenga surprised

Conference on sexual responsibility for teen males

RALEIGH – Several young males will have the opportunity to talk “man-to-man”

FMLA should be expanded, critics say

RALEIGH – When Jeannine Sato gave birth to her first baby in 2007, she was only able to