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Lifting churchesí political restrictions could prove harmful
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
For years, conservative evangelicals have been advocating for the repeal of the Johnson Amendment — the section of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code that prohibits charitable nonprofits from endorsing or opposing specific political candidates — claiming it infringes on their free speech rights. They have found a key ally in President Donald Trump.
 
National Black Nurses Day on Capitol Hill
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. held its 29th NBNA Day on Capitol Hill on February 2. This organization represents over 150,000 African-American registered nurses, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses from the USA, Eastern Caribbean and Africa, with 92 chartered chapters in 35 states. The theme for the day
 
SAU men pull out thriller
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
CHARLOTTE – This time, the table was turned. After losing several games on buzzer-beaters, St. Augustine’s got the upper hand with a late-game layup by senior Anthony Gaskins to knock off Lincoln 61-60. The win also reverses last year’s tourney in which the Falcons lost on a last-second basket by Bowie State in overtime. SAU will take on
 
Diabetes and sex
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Dear Diabetes Health, I am a 55-year-old man who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two years ago, and I think it made me depressed. The depression eventually got so bad that I didn't want to get out of bed in the morning. My doctor referred me to the psych clinic, where they put me on Paxil (paroxetine). The medication is helping my depression but ruining
 
BOOK: Intimate look at New York black professionals
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Chocolate Soufflé By Trish Ahjel Just like Terry McMillan’s “Waiting to Exhale” did in the 1990s, the spotlight on friendships and relationships for young black professionals has been catapulted to the forefront with “Chocolate Soufflé.” The 1980s and ‘90s are sometimes called the “golden age”
 
TROSA graduates new class
Monday, February 20, 2017
DURHAM – Scott Whitaker was in prison after his fifth DWI conviction when another inmate told him about Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, a long-term treatment program for people with drug and alcohol problems. Hoping TROSA would help him get his driver’s license back, Whitaker entered the program after leaving prison. But
 
SAUís January named defensive POTY
Monday, February 20, 2017
CHARLOTTE – On Monday, Saint Augustine’s standouts Anthony Gaskins and Quincy January were named to the all-CIAA men’s basketball team during the CIAA Tournament Tip-Off Awards Luncheon at the Charlotte Convention Center. January (left) was also selected CIAA Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight
 
An evening of remembrance for victims of violence
Monday, February 20, 2017
DURHAM – The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham and Durham Parents of Murdered Children held its 25 Annual Vigil Against Violence to remember love ones who lost their lives to violence last year. Grieving mothers, fathers, family and friends gathered to pray at Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church on North Driver Street last week
 
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UNC BSM: five decades of striving for progress

When Preston Dobbins arrived in Chapel Hill in the summer of 1967, he was adamant about stepping