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Sex trafficking victim says healing came from God
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
NEW YORK – She was an awkward and shy 19-year-old art history major when the handsome and charismatic stranger asked her for directions in broad daylight at a New York City railway station. He courted her, charming her by opening doors, holding her hand in public and presenting himself as a perfect gentleman. "Then all of a sudden things started
BOOK: Author of ‘B-More Careful’ returns
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Caught Up By Shannon Holmes Infamous Books, $12.95 PB Dixyn Greene would never have pictured herself pawning off her belongings and stripping for cash. She’d been living the good life: a townhouse in the D.C. suburbs, a brand new BMW X6, beautiful clothes and the best that money can buy for her daughter – all thanks to her hustler boyfriend,
FILM REVIEW: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
It was a sign of the times for black life in the 1960s. Police brutality. Poor housing. Few job opportunities. Little chance for higher education. The response to the oppression in the South was demonstrations, sit-ins and peaceful civil disobedience. The response that bubbled to the surface in Oakland, California, was sheer anger and defiance. As Stokely
Medicaid reform could threaten help for pregnant moms
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
RALEIGH – Of the babies born every year in North Carolina, Medicaid covers more than half of the prenatal care and births. It's not always easy for pregnant moms to navigate the Medicaid coverage system, and for more than four years, Community Care of North Carolina has been working to make sure they have access to care. Kate Berrien, a pregnancy
Vaccinations update
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Over the past year, we have noticed what insurance companies are willing and not willing to cover. However, preventative care has been covered across the board. Maybe you received a letter, discussed with your primary care provider or even talked with family and friends. During all these communications, it shows what preventative measures should be taken
Durham realtor out to increase affordable housing
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
DURHAM – You've probably seen those signs around town that say, "We buy houses," and have wondered about the people behind them. Who's buying all these houses? What do they do with them after they buy them? Well, Steve White II is one of those people, and he's doing it to create affordable housing for others. "I really enjoy working with people and
Use free Wi-Fi with caution
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
RALEIGH – There can be a high price to pay for the ease of "free" Wi-Fi at your favorite coffee shop or hotel lobby. A new AARP Fraud Watch Network report warns con artists often set up fake networks in public places. Watchdog Sophia McAllister with AARP said hackers can easily steal personal information on a public Wi-Fi network and wreak havoc on
Blacks seeing more denials than access to mortgages
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Recently in Houston, the nation’s oldest, minority professional real estate trade association held its 68th annual convention. Founded in July 1947, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers grew from a fledgling group of one woman and 11 men from only eight locales into today’s national network of mortgage professionals and an estimated
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Program for at-risk babies and mothers in danger

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Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750K payout

RALEIGH – Two North Carolina brothers were awarded $750,000 each in compensation Wednesday

Durham superintendent gets contract extension

DURHAM – It appears Durham Public Schools Superintendent Bert L’Homme will be