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Hip-hop and HIV awareness
Saturday, December 2, 2017
DURHAM – Get tested. Stay safe and know your HIV status. As part of the 2017 World AIDS Day commemoration, The Durham Knows Campaign partnered with Beats n Bars Festival to host a panel discussion and networking event on AIDS awareness. Health experts and hip-hop artists gathered to touch on the theme, “Love, Hip Hop, and HIV,” in front
MEAC, SWAC announce postseason honors
Friday, December 1, 2017
N.C. A&T took two of the three top postseason awards announced by the conference on Tuesday. Aggies lineman Brandon Parker and Rod Broadway were named offensive lineman and coach of the year, respectively. Howard freshman quarterback Caylin Newton was voted rookie of the year. Parker is the first offensive lineman in league history to be named lineman
Try California avocados on the grill
Friday, December 1, 2017
Though California avocados make great sidekicks to all styles of American barbecue, they are also worthy candidates for the centerpiece of your grill. Plus, they are a healthy treat! Brush California avocado halves with olive oil and cook over a hot grill for two to three minutes for a delicious addition to your next summer spread. For a unique twist, Chef
Balm puts women in touch with their breasts
Thursday, November 30, 2017
About 1 in 9 African-American women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and about 1 in 31 black women will die of the disease, according to statistics from the American Cancer Society. The group reported that breast cancer cases are specifically rising among African-American women. Early detection can help save women’s lives. The earlier the
Four recruiting tips for small businesses
Thursday, November 30, 2017
When you operate a small business, every team member matters, and an open position can drastically impact your production. Hiring expert Scott Wintrip reveals tips to help small businesses find superior job candidates more quickly and easily. "Small business owners are competing with one another for quality employees," said Wintrip, author of High Velocity
Triangle teams struggling early
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Five CIAA women’s teams are ranked in the D2SIDA Atlantic Regional Poll: Virginia Union (4), Virginia State (7), Johnson C. Smith (8), Bowie State (9) and Chowan (10). VSU women and men are the only undefeated CIAA teams left. WOMEN N.C. Central (2-3) The Eagles got back on the winning track Tuesday with an impressive 68-51 win over Johnson
Wiley’s ‘edu-tainment’ a hit in Chatham County Schools
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
SILER CITY — It was — to borrow a verbal construct from popular culture — edu-tainment. That’s education combined with entertainment. Actor, playwright and Pittsboro resident Mike Wiley spread it at Virginia Cross Elementary School and in Bear Creek at Bonlee School in November. “He is a Chatham resident, brings a message
NC officials take over mental health agency
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
RALEIGH — North Carolina health department officials temporarily took over a regional managed-care mental health agency Monday because of “serious financial mismanagement” by its leaders in the wake of state reviews criticizing its spending and executive pay. Citing state law, the Department of Health and Human Services announced control
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Upcoming Events

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Cool John Ferguson

Time: 8:30 p.m. Cool John Ferguson will perform


Clothes Closet/Food Pantry

The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church


Benefit Concert

Time: 3 to 6 p.m. A holiday gospel benefit

Latest News

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Moral Monday’ protesters now challenging court fees

RALEIGH — Two people arrested while demonstrating against GOP policies last year in the

JCSU testing new device for concussion research

CHARLOTTE – The Johnson C. Smith athletic training staff is using a new technology to help

‘We do not need President Trump to honor our own’

The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations has suspended its call for a presidential