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Black unemployment in single digits
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
WASHINGTON – The black unemployment rate fell to single digits (9.6 percent) in April for the first time since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008. Despite the improvement, the black jobless rate is still double the unemployment rate of white workers, which has remained flat since February at 4.7 percent. Valerie Wilson, the director of the
 
Credit invisible’ consumers mostly black and Latino
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
When it comes to consumer finance, traditional lenders usually review credit scores before reaching a decision. In general, the higher a consumer’s credit score is, the lower the cost of credit they will pay. Conversely, the lower one’s credit score, the higher the cost of credit and interest will likely be. Whether applying for a credit
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
RALEIGH CHAMBER The next Business After Hours is June 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Marshall Park Apartments, 3950 Fairsted Drive. RSVP by May 26 to 664-7063. • June 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – State of the City and County, Marriott Raleigh City Center, 550 Fayetteville St. RSVP by June 22 @raleighchamber #SOTCAC. MORRISVILLE CHAMBER • May 28,
 
CHAPTER NEWS
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
TRIANGLE PARK CHAPTER OF THE LINKS The Triangle Park (N.C.) Chapter of the Links welcomed nine new members on May 3. The inductees were Katrina Howard Avery, M.D.; Lorie-Ann Lee-Carter; Dr. Karrie Gibson Dixon; Chanda Douglas-Ward; Joelle McAlpine Duren; Senator Valerie Paige Foushee; Dr. Gloria Alston McNeil; Diane Hewlett Pierce; and Gloria Carney
 
SCHOOL NEWS & NOTES
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
DURHAM COUNTY Va’Shon Bowden, a senior at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, has been named the Duke University Durham Public Schools May Student of the Month. Va’Shon is a member of the National Honor Society, is enrolled in five AP courses, serves as a church volunteer, and regularly tutors elementary students after school and on
 
Krazy about Kravitz
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Born Dec. 1, 1988, Zoë Isabella Kravitz is the daughter of five-time Grammy-winner Lenny Kravitz and Emmy-nominated actress Lisa Bonet. The versatile entertainer has followed in the footsteps of both of her parents, between fronting the bands Elevator Fight and Lolawolf, and an acting career that has enjoyed a meteoric rise as of late. This spring
 
BOOK: Life for women on the Mississippi Delta
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
DELTA JEWELS: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom By Alysia Burton Steele Center Street/Hachette Book Group, $28 HC Feeling the emotional pull to reconnect to her grandmother’s wisdom and her black heritage, award-winning photojournalist Alysia Burton Steele embarked on a personal mission to interview, photograph and document Mississippi
 
A food prescription for all day long
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Whether you vowed to lose the weight – for the very last time – get your dream job, or rear perfect, angelic geniuses, this year you’ll need energy to achieve all of your heart’s desires (and promises), and I’ve got a deliciously smooth remedy to help. You may have tried these “meal in a cup” beverages lauded for
 
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