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Public employees get Chapel Hill rental discounts
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – Eller Capital Partners, a multifamily investment, development and property management company based in Chapel Hill, has a new housing incentive program for Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Orange County and state employees. Eller is offering generous discounts on rent and waiving certain fees for public employees who sign 12-month leases at its
‘Empire’ shows that black dollars matter
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
According to a Nielsen consumer report, African-Americans are voracious consumers of media, watching 37 percent more television than any other slice of American demography. While that’s not new news, it is disturbing that we don’t completely understand the connection between our TV consumption and the huge profits generated by our connection to
NC mothers could face jail time for drug addiction
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
RALEIGH – North Carolina women who bear a child born addicted to or harmed by drugs could face criminal prosecution if a bill proposed in the General Assembly is signed into law. Lynn Shoemaker, advocacy and issues director for Women AdvaNCe, a nonpartisan institute that advocates for women, said she is concerned that the bill, S297, would have a
The death of an icon
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
DURHAM – T.C. Marshall feels the clock ticking down on the old guard. Russell E. Blunt. Carl “Bear” Easterling. William D. Peerman. Nelson Higgins. Herman Riddick Willie Bradshaw. An era of Durham excellence in sports and life that will never be duplicated is slowly ebbing away, as one legend after another passes away. Bradshaw, a
Nielsen releases first multicultural ‘super consumer’ report
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
With multicultural consumer spending in the United States at $3.4 trillion, this “super consumer” group has tremendous impact on U.S. mainstream culture, according to a Nielsen report released this week. The report, “The Multicultural Edge: Rising Super Consumers,” identifies multicultural consumers as the most dynamic and fastest
My Sister’s Keeper launched at Howard & Spelman
Monday, March 23, 2015
Black Women’s Health Imperative, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, has launched the first chapter of the “My Sister’s Keeper” initiative at Howard University and Spelman College. The program is intended to provide information on a variety of topics including sexual violence, reproductive health and sexually transmitted diseases
Black Arts Alliance presents NC Black Film Festival
Sunday, March 22, 2015
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Black Arts Alliance will host the 14th Annual North Carolina Black Film Festival March 26-29 in Wilmington. The four-day juried and invitational festival of independent motion pictures by African-American filmmakers will showcase features, shorts, animation, and documentary films at the Cameron Art Museum, UNC Wilmington, and
Impact of Roe v. Wade on black community ongoing debate
Friday, March 20, 2015
In 1967, Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown, the first black woman surgeon in the South and a Tennessee state representative, was the first American lawmaker to sponsor a proposed bill to fully legalize abortion. The proposal failed. But in 1970, pregnant Dallas-area resident Norma L. McCorvey (Jane Roe) sued then-District Attorney Henry Wade, claiming that a Texas
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Bowie women take bowling title

Bowie State women won their fifth CIAA bowling championship in school history. The Bulldogs