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String of fires at 6 predominantly black churches scrutinized
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
A string of churches with predominantly black congregations – from Florida to Tennessee -- has reported fires in the past week, officials say. The circumstances surrounding the six fires in five states differ in each case, but their occurring in the past eight days has prompted closer scrutiny. So far only two of the six cases are being investigated
‘Amazing Grace’ is about black slavery
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
My late mother's favorite hymn was “Amazing Grace.” The great Mahalia Jackson sang her favorite version. Oh, how I remember listening to her work around the house saying those sweet words. I wonder if she knew the roots of this great song. The author, John Newton, was a minister during the 1700s from England. According to Wikipedia,
Changes to NC voter ID rankle some
Monday, June 29, 2015
RALEIGH – Federal and state lawsuits filed nearly two years ago challenging what's in North Carolina's election overhaul law are finally heading to trial starting next month. But unexpected moves on the way to the courthouse could break down arguments of plaintiffs seeking to overturn the law's most high-profile component: a photo identification
Mo’ne Davis drafted by Harlem Globetrotters
Monday, June 29, 2015
Mo’ne Davis received an unexpected present for her 14th birthday. The Little League star moved up in the ranks after she was drafted to the Harlem Globetrotters in their ninth annual draft. In a Globetrotters draft, the players selected can play whenever they want. Due to Davis’ age, she is going to stay in school before she hits the court.
Is Medicaid expansion next for North Carolina?
Friday, June 26, 2015
RALEIGH – Health care groups say it's time for Gov. Pat McCrory to make good on his promise to release a plan to expand Medicaid in North Carolina. The governor delayed a decision pending the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of state health-care exchanges. With Thursday's favorable ruling, Adam Linker, co-director of the North Carolina
Car Review: 2015 Lexus RC 350
Friday, June 26, 2015
DETROIT – For years Lexus sold vehicles on the strength of its brand. Build quality was outstanding, fit and finish was almost perfect, and its customer satisfaction became an industry benchmark. But during our weeklong test drive of the 2015 Lexus RC 350 Coupe F Sport, we were hailed several times by drivers who told us they loved the way the RC
BSU's Clayborne NCAA nominee
Thursday, June 25, 2015
The NCAA last week announced a gazillion woman of the year nominees, but it’s still an honor to be among the mix so CC will publish all nominees that are sent to us. Bowie State softball player Cassandra Clayborne (left) is among the 480 nominees, but just 93 in Division II. Clayborne graduated last month Summa Cum Laude and was a three-time all-CIAA
Civil rights tour is a lesson for us all
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Make no mistake; Mo’ne Davis was the star of the show last weekend in Durham. Mo’ne, 14, and her Anderson Monarchs teammates were in the Bull City on a Civil Rights Barnstorming Tour. The team played the Durham Red Wings, part of the Long Ball baseball program, in an exhibition game on Sunday with the proceeds benefitting Long Ball. As much as
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