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Say a prayer for school bus drivers
Thursday, December 8, 2016
RICHMOND, Va. – My heart aches for the six young lives lost in the crash of school bus No. 366 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I think about their families now facing Christmas without beloved children. I think about the kids on the bus who survived. Some of them suffered critical injuries; all of them experienced the horror of seeing friends die. And I
Bill seeks financial justice for defrauded Wells Fargo victims
Thursday, December 8, 2016
A series of developments following the Wells Fargo scandal has now led to the introduction of legislation designed to bring financial justice to the millions of consumers affected by fees and fraudulent accounts they never authorized, nor opened. On Dec. 1, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown introduced a bill that would grant Wells Fargo victims their own day in
New NC governor to face resolute GOP legislature
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina's next governor campaigned on a promise to work on bending back state government's recent rightward turn, with the repeal of a law limiting LGBT rights near the top of his to-do list. But Democrat Roy Cooper, who secured victory as Republican incumbent Pat McCrory finally conceded Monday in their close race, will face a
Mary D. Williams to perform at museum
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
RALEIGH — Singer Mary D. Williams’ powerful voice comes straight from her heart and her intimate knowledge of black Southern culture. She grew up listening to family members singing traditional spirituals, and that music has defined much of her life. Today, Williams travels the country performing and teaching about the music of her childhood,
Tips to avoid winter hair loss, breakage
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
As the cold air sets in and the official start of Winter is only days away, hair stylists have charted an increase in the number of black clients experiencing hair loss and breakage. While climate-sensitive black hair is not uncommon, many women are unaware of home remedies and precautions that ward off damage. Anacostia stylist Katrina Dennis said that
‘Blackish’ star Issac Brown speaks out
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Issac Ryan Brown is best known as “Young Dre” from the ABC series “Blackish.” He was introduced to America on “America’s Got Talent” at age 6, when he dazzled the audience and judges alike with his singing and dancing talents. Issac’s resume includes voicing recurring characters on cartoons “Miles From
PALUMBO POINTS: Muscles matter
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Good muscle tone is essential for maintaining a healthy and vibrant lifestyle. It has a direct effect upon your posture and your ability to have a wonderful quality of life. No matter a person's age, being active is one key factor to thriving throughout life. Nutrition and diet, which can turn certain genes on or off, are also lifestyle factors every
Google executive to address NCCU fall graduates
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
DURHAM – Valeisha Butterfield Jones, director of Black Community Engagement for Google and co-founder of the national Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network, will deliver the keynote address at North Carolina Central’s 128th Commencement. The ceremony for approximately 600 graduates of the university’s undergraduate, master’s
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