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Hazards of holiday: Too much turkey - and family
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
RALEIGH – While the holidays are a happy time for many, the stress associated with family obligations and dynamics can be the “lump of coal" in the Christmas stockings of some. According to the American Psychological Association, fatigue and stress are the top sources of negative feelings during this time of year. Lisa Ferentz, a clinical
Thousands receive gifts this holiday season through program
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
DURHAM – The Volunteer Center of Durham, in partnership with the Durham County Department of Social Services, has taken “secret Santa” to a whole new level. Their Share Your Christmas program helps local families enjoy a time of the year when they need it most. This holiday season marks 39 years the Volunteer Center has been working with
NCCU graduates charged with creating ‘positive change’
Monday, December 15, 2014
DURHAM – More than 600 N.C. Central graduates were awarded diplomas Saturday during the university’s 124th annual Commencement. During the ceremony, NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White recognized two December graduates: Muhammed Jobe and Melissa Culbreth. Jobe is a first-generation college graduate who moved to the U.S. in 20006 from his home
Protesters march against police slayings of black men
Sunday, December 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — Demonstrators nationwide protesting the fatal shootings of unarmed black men killed by police chanted "I can't breathe!" ''Hands up, don't shoot!" and waved signs that read "Black lives matter!" as family members of three victims packed a stage in front of the U.S. Capitol, urging thousands of supportive marchers to keep pressing for
FBI looking into teen's hanging death
Friday, December 12, 2014
BLADENBORO, N.C. — The FBI is looking into the death of a black North Carolina teen after his family questioned the official ruling the young man found hanging from a swing set at a trailer park had committed suicide, a prosecutor confirmed Friday. A 911 caller found 17-year-old Lennon Lacy hanging by a dog leash and a belt Aug. 29 in the town of
California avocados, the breakfast superfood
Friday, December 12, 2014
Breakfast has long been considered the most important meal of the day, but hectic morning routines can sometimes get in the way of starting the day with a wholesome meal. California avocados are the perfect fruit and nourishing breakfast solution for any busy morning schedule. Registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix partnered with the California Avocado
It’s not as bad as you think
Thursday, December 11, 2014
We are one glum country. Trust in the federal government is at historic lows, according to Gallup. More than half of the respondents to an October Rasmussen poll think our best days are behind us. And just a few weeks ago, an NBC/Wall St. Journal poll found that the one thing Americans agree upon, whatever their race or circumstances, is that the system is
A license to kill black men
Thursday, December 11, 2014
From nearly the moment he was attacked by a New York City police officer July 18, the world has, via that chilling video, watched Eric Garner die. Are we now about to see the traditions that led to his death and, thus far, have enabled his killer to escape justice die, too? Moments after the news broke Dec. 3 that a New York City grand jury had voted not
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