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Black patients treated with less compassion than whites
Thursday, February 11, 2016
A new study published in the January issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management suggests doctors treat dying black and white patients differently, showing less compassion towards terminally ill black patients. The study, “Differences in Physicians’ Verbal and Nonverbal Communication with Black and White Patients at the End of
Ministry and family time
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
How does a pastor most healthily balance ministerial service with family time? This tension is felt by all who serve the church, just under the surface in many congregations. Sadly, many men leave the ministry due to erring one way or the other in what is often a delicate balance. I was struck anew by this tension while interviewing a potential staff
Widow of pastor killed in Charleston massacre speaks out
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
DURHAM – It’s hard enough losing a husband, but it’s almost unimaginable to see him taken right before your eyes. This happened to Jennifer Pinckney on the fateful summer night last June when 21-year-old Dylann Roof shot 10 people during a Bible study at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in what is now known as
In it for the long haul
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
RALEIGH – The new year is always a popular time for people to start thinking about those extra 10 pounds they gained over the holidays or the 20 pounds they've been trying to lose ... since college. Some people sign up for a new gym membership and never actually go, or they try out a new diet that only lasts a couple of days. Not La Kesha Wiley.
Working mothers need more support
Monday, February 8, 2016
We all know that having children is expensive, but the cost of child care creates huge economic burdens for families, particularly women in single-income households. The average cost of full- time child care for an infant in North Carolina is more than $9,000, which is 12.3 percent of a family’s income and 42.3 percent of a single mother’s
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Monday, February 8, 2016
Elected officials, faith leaders and community advocates gathered at the State Capitol Feb. 7 for ‘I Am My Brother/Sister’s Keeper,’ a vigil for Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Speakers spoke about the importance of addressing the HIV disparities in the African-American community and the need to close the Medicaid coverage gap in North
Toyota Motor Credit to pay for discriminatory practices
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Each year observances and events offered in recognition of Black History Month offer opportunities for people of all colors and locales to reflect on the unique experiences of blacks both past and present. Many of the annual observances chronicle progress since the passage of laws adopted years ago to ensure that black citizens and others of color would
North Carolina elections take shape with fundraising numbers
Sunday, February 7, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina's March 15 primary and the November general election are taking shape as candidates and party committees disclosed financial reports over the past week as state and federal filing deadlines came and went. Here is a glance at financial reports in the state's top races with figures from filed reports or the candidates: U.S.
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