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Why I'm staying in the Southern Baptist Convention
Monday, August 7, 2017
ATLANTA – In mid-July, I read an article published in The New York Times by a black brother in the Gospel named Lawrence Ware titled, "Why I'm leaving the Southern Baptist Convention." As I read it, I recognized many of his feelings of frustration, angst and disgust, particularly at what I considered to be needless semantical gymnastics around that
 
Workers putting heat on employers
Monday, August 7, 2017
CHARLOTTE – Hot summer temperatures are weighing heavily on people who make a living outdoors throughout the state. It's prompting the union representing city employees in Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Winston-Salem, Greenville, Chapel Hill and others to demand workplace policy changes to protect workers from the heat. The U.S.
 
Remembering Umar Muhammad
Monday, August 7, 2017
DURHAM – Family, friends and colleagues of Umar Muhammad filled the sanctuary at the St. Joseph’s African Methodist Episcopal Church Saturday afternoon to reflect on the life and legacy of the young activist. Muhammad, who fought tirelessly to help ex-felons have a second chance at life, was killed in a motorcycle accident on July 17. He had a
 
SAU hires ANOTHER marketing person
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Three CIAA football games will be broadcast on Aspire TV this fall: Virginia State vs. Bowie State on Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.; Virginia Union vs. Virginia State on Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.; and the CIAA Football Championship on Nov. 11. WOMEN N.C. Central Fans will get their first chance to interview new women’s basketball coach Trisha Stafford-Odom on Aug. 9 at
 
Knights, Cubs win at Longball
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Longball RBI ended its season with a championship doubleheader Thursday at Historic Durham Athletic Park. The Junior League championship of 13- to 15-year-olds opened the night with a 11-3 win by the Knights over the Rockhounds. It was the Knights’ third straight title. Dakota Green hit a double and a triple and knocked in two runs. In the Senior
 
Fake feminists give real feminists a bad name
Friday, August 4, 2017
While in Paris recently, President Trump complimented France’s first lady on how beautiful she looked, and feminists around the world lost their damn minds saying Trump was sexist, “humiliating for the American people,” yada, yada, yada. I immediately had a flashback to a conversation I had a few weeks ago with one of my Grammy
 
Paperhand Puppet presents OF WINGS AND FEET
Friday, August 4, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – Awe-inspiring puppet troupe, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, returns Aug. 4 with their 18th annual theatrical giant puppet pageant spectacle for all ages. OF WINGS AND FEET! is brought to life using gigantic puppets, elaborate masks, stilt walkers, multiperson marionettes, shadows and illuminated puppets. The troupe weaves a tapestry
 
Gay men in the NFL
Friday, August 4, 2017
ONTARIO, Calif. – ESPN recently published a story in which Kansas State offensive tackle Scott Frantz identified himself as a gay man. CNN quickly seized upon the story, prognosticating that the NFL would soon have its first openly gay player. The media was similarly entranced with Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay man ever drafted by the
 
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DHHS observes health center week

RALEIGH — This week the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services joined with

‘Raging Babe’ returns to Triangle

DURHAM – Last year, Michelle “Raging Babe” Rosado visited Raleigh to help a

More arrests made in toppling of Confederate statue

RALEIGH – More protesters were arrested Wednesday for participating in a demonstration