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Air Force officer wins Miss Black USA title
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Miss Black Colorado Jasmine Alexander was named Miss Black USA 2014 last week at the University of the District of Columbia Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. A distinguished panel of judges chose Alexander out of 25 contestants from across the nation. Alexander is a 26-year-old Air Force Intelligence Officer stationed at Peterson Air Force Base.
Little League star challenges MLB pitcher to ‘pitch-off’
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Thirteen-year-old Mo’ne Davis has pitched her way to notoriety after throwing a complete game shutout to send her team, the Taney Dragons, to the Little League Baseball World Series. Mo’ne, believed to be the first African-American girl (and the 18th girl) to play in the LLBWS, challenged Major League pitcher Clayton Kershaw, considered the
Car review: 2014 BMW X1
Saturday, August 16, 2014
DETROIT – Some of the labels put on vehicles these days are interesting. In the case of the BMW X1, they call it a sports activity vehicle, or SAV. That can mean almost anything; the reality is that the X1 is a sub-compact sport utility and a very good one. It has been on sale in the U.S. since the fall of 2012 and has done very well. One of the
HBCU News: George Williams Leadership Academy
Thursday, August 14, 2014
ST. AUGUSTINE’S Thirty-four young males are ready to propel their leadership skills. The young men participated this summer in the George Williams Leadership Academy sponsored by Duke Energy. The academy was designed to engage young men in various leadership activities and provide a foundation of leadership strategies for being successful inside and
Former NCSU Nate McMillan helps school drive
Thursday, August 14, 2014
RALEIGH – School-aged children and their families got to jam to funky tunes while receiving book bags and school supplies. Kemetic Cultural Science and System of Unity, a nonprofit organization that aims to raise cultural and spiritual awareness in communities (especially of African-American heritage), put together the giveaway targeting low-income
Wake opens Vernon Malone College and Career Academy
Thursday, August 14, 2014
In partnership with the Wake County Public School System and Wake Technical Community College, Wake County opened the Vernon Malone College and Career Academy at 2200 S. Wilmington Street . The academy prepares Wake County high school students for high-demand, technical careers as part of their high school graduation credits. It will also serve as
M&F Bank appoints new president/CEO
Thursday, August 14, 2014
DURHAM – Delaware banking veteran James H. Sills III has been given the charge to lead Mechanics and Farmers Bank. Sills will take over as president and chief executive officer Sept. 1. He was previously secretary of the department of technology and chief information officer for the state of Delaware, and will succeed President/CEO Kim Saunders who
Overdraft fees drain dollars available to consumers
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Consumers who maintain low and no cushions in their checking accounts may have thought that the overdraft “banking service” was a big help against bouncing checks. But as the use of debit cards have replaced most cash purchases, this service has become a drain of available cash for consumers and a major source of revenue for banks. A new
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Hip-Hop Corner: Revisiting police brutality

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St. Aug’s adds 7 to staff

Danielle Williams will soon need to rent a truck to hold all her awards. The former Johnson C.

Report declares 77 million in debt

It is no secret that Americans have some serious issues when it comes to debt. A recent report