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Blacks need more schooling to compete with less educated whites
Thursday, July 17, 2014
It’s been long documented that African-Americans encounter discrimination more than other Americans in the U.S. job market and experience higher levels of unemployment. Among young black adults, the tendency toward higher rates of joblessness has remained pronounced despite the national unemployment rate falling from a recession high of 10.2 percent
 
All white and overwhelmingly male
Thursday, July 17, 2014
It’s been more than 3,000 days since U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard announced he would be stepping down from the federal court bench in eastern North Carolina. At roughly the same time, then-freshman Senator Richard Burr stood lecturing his colleagues on the Senate floor about their blocking of votes for nominees to the federal bench.
 
Wake County schools parents discuss state of affairs
Thursday, July 17, 2014
CARY – It was the topic of discussion, not the hors d’oeuvres, that drew people to a community forum about North Carolina’s public schools and education. Aim Higher Now NC, a campaign that defends public education, hosted the round circle discussion. “Public education affects all, even if you don’t have kids,” organizer
 
Sports talk show moves up food chain
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The national sports talk show FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW, hosted by veteran broadcaster Donal Ware, has found an additional home in the Triangle. The Buzz, which can be heard on 620 AM throughout the Triangle, 99.3 FM in Raleigh and on 99.9 HD2 began carrying the show May 3 in the 6 to 7 a.m. timeslot. Beginning Aug. 2, BOXTOROW, as it is known, will
 
Former NCCU AD writes book
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Fayetteville State has a new band director. Rodney D. Chism is a former Jackson State assistant band director and chief arranger. Chism will direct the Marching Bronco Express, FSU Pep Band and FSU Concert Band. WOMEN St. Augustine’s Welcome back, Kotter. Uh, we mean, Anthony. Jeffries was on furlough due to recent budget cuts. Personally, CC
 
Moton overcomes demons to write autobiography
Thursday, July 17, 2014
LeVelle Moton led North Carolina Central to a record-setting season in men’s basketball, including the university’s first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. But Moton’s biggest – and toughest – accomplishment just may be the release of his autobiography. “The Worst Times Are The
 
Rose returns to Hampton
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Donovan Rose has been a player, an assistant coach and a head football coach for his alma mater over the past 25 years. You can now add athletic director to that list. After being released by the university last season, Rose is returning as assistant athletic director of athletic fundraising. “After coaching, it was good to have a chance to step
 
SPORTS SHORTS
Thursday, July 17, 2014
RALEIGH • A senior men’s 3 on 3 basketball league for 50 and over will begin later this month at Barwell Community Center, 5857 Barwell Park Drive. Registration ends July 21. Games will be played Tuesday evenings. • Lake Lynn Community Center will offer a touch football league for ages 5 to 8. Registration is July 21 to Aug. 2 at any
 
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