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Chowan opens new football center
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Chowan’s Pond Football Center officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 5. The state-of-the-art 10,000-square-foot building is 100 percent paid off through alumni, special donors and the fundraising efforts of the athletic department. Upstairs are fully furnished office spaces for the football and administrative staff. The bottom level
 
Young is new leader of National Baptist Convention
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
NEW ORLEANS – A Jackson, Mississippi, pastor has been elected the new president of the National Baptist Convention, the largest group of black Christians in the United States. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the Rev. Jerry Young, the group's former vice president, emerged from a pack of five candidates to succeed Rev. Julius Scruggs, of
 
Power up, power on
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I remember reviewing the letters of Paul in Bible study. In doing so, I was constantly reminded that one cannot look at Paul without really seeing Jesus’ amazing handiwork. Now you need to know that I think Paul is an awesome person when it comes to the story of his life. I haven’t found a biography or autobiography of anyone in or outside of
 
BOOK: Lifestyle works for non-athletes, too
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Athlete’s Simple Guide to a Plant-Based Lifestyle By Suzanna McGee Zuzi Publishing Weight loss, sports injury, athletic competition and even disease are all reasons millions of people seek nutrition as their solution. Yet millions more are overweight and suffering when experts, including medical doctors, agree that a healthy, well-nourished
 
Black women nearly always killed by acquaintance
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Black women murdered by men are nearly always killed by someone they know and the most common weapon used is a gun, according to the new Violence Policy Center report “When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2012 Homicide Data.” The annual report is being released during the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women
 
HBCU NEWS
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
ST. AUGUSTINE’S Dr. Steven E. Hairston of Raleigh has been named the vice president for institutional advancement and chief operating. Hairston will report to Interim President Everett B. Ward and has responsibility for all university development and fundraising, alumni relations and external affairs. As chief operating officer, he will direct,
 
‘Family meal’ impossible for many families
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Magazines, television and other popular media increasingly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. But new research findings from North Carolina State University show that home cooking and family meals place significant stresses on many families
 
Merrick-Moore/Mill Grove reunion
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
DURHAM – The roar of a tiger could be heard throughout the Triangle during Labor Day weekend. No, it was not cheers bellowing up from early-season football skirmishes. Instead, it was the powerful sounds of pride summoned by former students, faculty, family and friends celebrating the 2014 Merrick-Moore/Mill Grove All-School Reunion.
 
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