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Faith leaders criticize remarks on HB2
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
RALEIGH – Attorney General Loretta Lynch, with the support of President Obama, recently referred to transgender struggles as an issue of “civil rights.” Faith leaders who stood in front of the Capitol building on Tuesday morning called Lynch’s remarks “offensive.” One of the provisions of North Carolina’s House
 
Republicans seek to combine NC LGBT lawsuits
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina's Republican leaders are seeking to combine separate lawsuits over a state law limiting protections for the LGBT community – moves that could help steer the cases to a judge who twice ruled against the federal government in recent years. Three federal judges are currently assigned to five dueling lawsuits over the law,
 
Diverse opinions over state of black community
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
WENDELL – Is it all good in the black community? The answer is not definitive. Folks gathered to talk about the “State of the Black Community” and what can be done about it at Riley Hill Baptist Church Saturday morning. The summit, put on by its co-sponsor, TRACYMAC Coaching Services, invited business leaders, life coaches, and executives
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
LAUNCH iNvictus Office Center will host the launch of the iNvictus Masters of Fate Fellowship Program to help erase inequities and boost minority entrepreneurial, business and nonprofit ventures. The first meeting is May 26 at 7 p.m. at 601 Fayetteville St., Suite 300, Durham. Visit www.iNvicturOffice.com FRIENDS OF DOWNTOWN Chapel Hill Friends of the
 
Supreme Court ruling could change jury selection
Monday, May 23, 2016
DURHAM – A ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court could give North Carolina death row inmates new avenues to challenge racial bias in capital trials and will force the state to confront discriminatory jury selection practices. The Court ruled 7-1 in a Georgia case, Foster v. Chatman, that prosecutors violated the Constitution by purposefully
 
HBCU football: MEAC increased NFL presence
Monday, May 23, 2016
The MEAC added another chapter to its impressive NFL draft record with three athletes being chosen in this year’s seven-round selection process. South Carolina State defensive end Javon Hargrave, taken in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 89th overall pick; North Carolina Central defensive back Ryan Smith, the 108th pick by the
 
Charity helps, but it's not the answer
Sunday, May 22, 2016
I've been involved in benevolent projects for many years. Most of these efforts have been buying and distributing food and clothes for the very poor. In recent years I have been involved in Safe Fresh water wells for rural South Africa. As long as I live, I will be involved in some type of Christian -elated humanitarian project at some level. I don't
 
A legacy reborn: Madam C.J. Walker beauty line
Saturday, May 21, 2016
The legend and legacy of hair-care pioneer Madam C.J. Walker are gaining new life for a new generation. With the launch of a new line of products under the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture brand, New York personal-care company, Sundial, looks to draw a 21st-century audience to an enterprise founded by Walker in 1906. Though these products have not seen
 
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