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BOOK: The real people behind an ugly stereotype
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks By Toni Tipton-Martin For decades, black cooks and food service professionals were ignored. They were characterized by mainstream white America as ignorant and illiterate, capable of cooking and not much else. Tipton-Martin’s dismisses this line of thinking in her new book, “The
Heard it through the grapevine
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Motown Records was considered the No. 1 most influential company to lead in setting a precedent for talent, style, good music, swag and success The Detroit label was founded on the same business model of automotive companies that ruled the blue-collar town during that time. Founder Berry Gordy believed in building a company that scouted and signed raw
Republican leadership ‘Trumped’ again
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The political story of the year by far is the sudden resignation of House Speaker John Boehner. His announcement last month sent shock waves throughout the body politic. Boehner’s resignation was a direct result of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy, not Trump the person, but rather what Trump represents. As a candidate, Trump is flawed, but
The hidden heart of Durham
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
DURHAM – When many people think of Durham, one of two things comes to mind: Research Triangle Park or Duke University. However, beneath the hoops and hospital lies one of the richest and most diverse dance communities in the southeast. It’s a normal Thursday morning in the Hillside High dance studio; students congregate on the floor with
2015 Cadillac Escalade 4WD Premium
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
DETROIT – The Cadillac Escalade has reached cult status. There’s no other reason that explains why the body-on-frame, three-row sport utility's global sales were up by almost 70 percent through July. Yes, gasoline prices are way down and that has lessened the onus of driving a big gas consuming sport utility. And no, more folks are not
Blacks not likely to support black Republican candidates
Monday, October 5, 2015
Party undermines race among African-American voters, a new study finds, signaling a potentially hard sell for the Republican Party within this voting bloc. And it’s a problem that would likely not be solved by merely promoting black Republican candidates for office. “There are some very successful African-American Republicans, but those folks
Bethune rallies past NCCU
Saturday, October 3, 2015
DURHAM – The streak continues for Bethune-Cookman against North Carolina Central. The Wildcats rallied from a 26-7 third-quarter deficit to win 28-26 for their sixth straight win over the Eagles. NCCU has not defeated B-CU since it returned to the MEAC. Bethune freshman cornerback Elliott Miller blocked a potential 18-yard game-winning field goal
Weak scheduling hurting CIAA football
Thursday, October 1, 2015
To underscore just what type of season it’s been so far for CIAA football, Winston-Salem State started the season 0-3 – all to nonconference teams – yet Elizabeth City State still couldn’t find a way to beat the Rams last weekend. If ever there was a time to pounce on WSSU while it’s “down,” this was it. On paper,
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Joe’s hot dogs: something gained, something lost

DURHAM – For those searching for their one-pound hot dogs after the June 19 closing of