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Discrimination increases blacks’ risk of depression
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – A study by UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social work reveals that racial discrimination can be a substantial stress generator. The study published in the August issue of Addictive Behaviors found that African-Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience frequent and/or multiple forms of discrimination are at a greater risk for developing
 
Triple negative breast cancer impacts minority women
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Every October, people lace up their sneakers and walk to support efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. In a sea of pink, there are heart wrenching stories of survival, homemade signs in memory of loved ones, and hope of a cure for this devastating disease that impacts more than 230,000 women and men every year. Even though many people are aware of
 
Breast cancer survivor inspires ‘gem’ of an organization
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
DURHAM – Pearley Long Yelverton’s son refers to her as the “gem of the sea,” and through her advocacy of breast cancer awareness, Yelverton has been a jewel who’s lived up to her namesake. As a 38-year breast cancer survivor, Yelverton has dedicated the last three decades to breast cancer awareness. Though October is breast
 
Hillside students-athletes make school history
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
DURHAM – Hillside student-athletes Darryl (Keith) Beasley Jr. and Kiara M. Thorpe were recently crowed Mr. and Miss Hillside at the third annual Mister and Miss Hillside and New Tech Scholarship Pageant. Beasley and Thorpe both maintain a 5.0 or better GPA in Hillside’s rigorous International Baccalaureate Program. As the current valedictorian
 
Cisco mentors students in job-shadow day
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
DURHAM – It was an all-day field trip for high school students who got to explore one of the largest companies in Research Triangle Park. Fifty students from J.D. Clement Early College High School participated in a job shadow day at Cisco, a multinational corporation seller of networking systems. The day was specifically reserved for minorities
 
Film Review: Dear White People
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
“Dear white people: The minimum requirement of black friends needed to not seem racist has just been raised…to two.” Biting satire abounds in this witty, edgy ode to racism in the age of Obama. In his debut feature film, writer/director Justin Simien’s perceptive observances take no prisoners. It’s a black thang. Time to
 
Court won’t reinstate discrimination suit against Savannah State
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate a discrimination case against Savannah State University by four white football recruits who were offered athletic scholarships by a white head coach but didn’t receive them from the coach’s black replacement. In 2010, Robert Wells, who is white, verbally offered scholarships to the recruits, only
 
MetLife bridges digital divide
Monday, October 13, 2014
RALEIGH – Eighty Raleigh-area schoolchildren each took home a newly refurbished desktop computer thanks to the handy work of MetLife technologists. In a partnership with the Kramden Institute, and supported by a $25,000 grant from MetLife Foundation, over 250 MetLife employees took part in a “Geek-A-Thon” event, refurbishing a
 
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