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Forestry head gets schooled at taxpayer expense
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Taxpayers are helping paying for the head of the N.C. Forest Service to get a degree in forestry, a credential already held by his predecessors and many of his subordinates. J. Scott Bissette, an assistant agriculture commissioner in charge of the N.C. Forest Service, received $2,515 this year in tuition assistance from the state, according to documents
 
Weight management helps reduce black women’s depression
Thursday, July 24, 2014
DURHAM - Maintaining your body weight may also reduce depressive blues, according to a new Duke University study. Nearly half of the 185 low-income black female participants, ages 25-44, and experienced reduced depression during an intervention program aimed at helping them maintain their weight. Each woman had a body mass index of 25-35 (considered at
 
Wake County schools adds diversity officer
Thursday, July 24, 2014
CARY – Wake County public schools wants to make sure all students receive equitable treatment. As the newly appointed superintendent for equity affairs (a first for the district), Rodney Trice is responsible for developing/implementing diversity plans and monitoring programs and processes that sustain diversity, equity and respect. “I think
 
The Lincoln U. hires new soccer coach
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The NBA stars came out to honor former Virginia Union coach Dave Robbins. Actually, those six NBA-ers played under Robbins during his record-setting 30-year career. Robbins is the only Division II college coach to win three NCAA championships in three different decades (1980, 1992 and 2005), in addition to 14 CIAA championships.. Try doing that today.
 
Bethune, UCF on ESPN
Thursday, July 24, 2014
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Two-time defending MEAC champions Bethune-Cookman will play Central Florida for the first time since UCF joined the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Wildcats and Central Florida will throw down Sept. 20, 6 p.m. at Bright House Stadium on UCF’s campus. The matchup will be televised on ESPN3. The Wildcats will play their
 
An all-star trip
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Players, coaches and staff of Durham Triple Play Long Ball recently returned from their trip to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Minneapolis. Long Ball participated in the Jr. RBI Classic with hundreds of other softball and baseball players during the weeklong event of festivities. "‘I feel like a proud mom as they represented Durham very
 
‘Yes We Code’ trains black youth on computer programming
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Practically every young person downloads applications or apps to their phones or tablets. Their actions make money for countless companies around the world. CNN broadcaster Van Jones aims to reverse that trend through his “Yes, We Code” initiative, which teaches African-American youth to write their own apps and make money for themselves.
 
‘Treme’ actor settles profiling suit vs. Macy’s
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
NEW YORK — A black actor who accused Macy’s of racially profiling minorities as shoplifters is settling his civil rights lawsuit, one of several cases that drew attention last year to long-simmering complaints about how big retailers treat minority customers. Rob Brown’s case has been “settled in principle,” Macy’s Inc.
 
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