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Artist Joe Pace keeps gospel music relevant
Friday, November 25, 2016
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Choirs and choir music are integral to the African-American church experience. Joe Pace, whose accolades include multiple Grammy, Stellar and Dove award nominations, and who has helmed more than 14 award-winning, critically-acclaimed choir albums, has a singular focus on keeping choir music vibrant and relevant. His latest
 
9-year-old CEO starts GaBBY Bows
Friday, November 25, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Elementary entrepreneur Gabrielle Goodwin recently raised $28,000 on kickstarter with the help of her mom Rozalynn. Gabrielle will use the capital to manufacture new designs and colors for her hair accessory solution, GaBBY Bows. The mother-daughter duo solved the age-old problem of disappearing girls’ hair barrettes by
 
BOOK: Original Globetrotter finally revealed
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Ted Strong Jr.: The Untold Story of an Original Harlem Globetrotter, Negro Leagues All Star By Sherman L. Jenkins Rowman & Littlefield The storied history of sports stars from Chicago is rife with triumph and tragedy, scandal and deceit, victory and defeat, and always a passion for excellence. It is also the story of giants who broke barriers,
 
NCCU’s Cole living up to hype
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Three CIAA women’s teams are in the top 10 of the latest Atlantic Region rankings: Virginia Union is No. 2; Chowan is No. 5; and Johnson C. Smith is No. 10. WOMEN N.C. Central (1-3) After garnering their first win of the season over Johnson & Wales, the Eagles shot a dismal 23.4 percent in a 61-30 loss to Campbell Tuesday. NCCU travels to Old
 
SCHOOL NEWS
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
WAKE COUNTY Superintendent James Merrill was named North Carolina’s 2017 Superintendent of the Year. In his application, Merrill stressed the importance of the district’s Strategic Plan, a document designed by the community in 2014. The Strategic Plan calls for the district to annually graduate at least 95 percent of its students ready for
 
Black-owned laundry products
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Typically, we don't give much thought to who is the owner of the companies that produce the products we use. From toothpaste to mouthwash, soap to laundry detergent and bathroom products, all the other products we use on a daily basis are made by companies that were started by entrepreneurs with an idea to solve a problem or make life a little easier. And
 
N.C. A&T women add 2 recruits
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The success of North Carolina A&T women’s basketball program continues to reap rewards. Coach Tarrell Robinson signed two recruits for 2017 last week: Morgan Batie and Jonisha McCoy. Batie is a 5-foot-7 guard from Richmond, Virginia. She scored 575 points in her junior season to pass the 1,000-point mark, and led Richmond Christian School to a
 
High dropout rates plague virtual charters
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
State education leaders may be reporting lackluster grades and soaring dropout rates in two new virtual charter schools in North Carolina but customers, by and large, seem satisfied. That’s the synopsis of a draft report on North Carolina’s virtual charter pilot, which includes two schools – N.C. Virtual Academy and N.C. Connections
 
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