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The push for more overtime pay
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
RALEIGH – As many North Carolina companies ask employees to do more with less in the post-recession era, many of those workers are not being compensated for working overtime. As it stands, salaried workers can be denied overtime if they make a little more than $23,000 a year. The threshold hasn't been raised since the 1970s, and the U.S. Secretary of
Black business figures donít lie
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Taken every five years and published in phases over two or three years, the economic census of black-owned businesses has finally been released. It contains information captured in 2012 on black businesses and those owned by others. It also contains information on revenues and employees within those businesses. At first take, the numbers are astounding,
Women blanket Durham to rally for equality
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
DURHAM – The Bull City showed up and out for the Women’s Equality Through Time march and rally Aug. 28 in honor of Women’s Equality Day. The event commemorated the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920 granting American women the right to vote. “The right to vote happens to be the only specific right women
Restorative justice can help repair community
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
DURHAM – Don’t let Scott Holmes’ skin color or Quaker attire fool you. An adjunct professor of restorative justice in the Department of Justice and Policy Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, and an assistant clinical professor of law and director of the civil litigation clinic at N.C. Central University School of Law, Holmes spoke
CSU's Sauniís future outlook brighter after internship
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
BALTIMORE, Md. – Whether it’s orchestrating the swirl of fast-paced activity in the center of the court, perfectly setting up one of her powerful hitters, writing a research paper on “The Role of Syndecan-1 Expression in Glucose Metabolism” or dodging the occasional flying mouse, nothing rattles Coppin State senior Chelsee Sauni on
Priscilla Shirer: minister, motivational speaker, actor
Monday, August 31, 2015
A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in Biblical Studies, Priscilla Shirer speaks at corporate conferences, organizations, and before Christian audiences across the United States and around the world. After 10 years as a trainer and motivational speaker with Ziglar Training Systems, she and her husband Jerry founded Going
SE Raleigh citizens speak out on community issues
Saturday, August 29, 2015
RALEIGH – There was no better setting to host a Young African-American Speak-Out Session than at the Chavis Community Center, a place with historic significance for many black residents. City Councilman Eugene Weeks (District C) hosted the session Thursday night as a way to provide young black males and females between the ages of 15-25 an
New generation of black women stand against racial inequality
Friday, August 28, 2015
During the arc of the modern civil rights movement, women have played a critical role in organizing, planning, supporting and implementing strategies designed to confront and topple the racial segregation that disenfranchised black Americans for more than a century. But the sexism and misogyny of men in the movement and the widespread patriarchy in the
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