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Domestic violence: Ministry advice for pastors
Saturday, May 19, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As discussion of domestic violence persists among evangelicals, seasoned pastors and others who minister to families are advising their ministry colleagues on what to do when they encounter physical abuse in a marriage. At issue in evangelicals' discussions are controversial comments by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Hampton fans cheated in football schedule
Friday, May 18, 2018
Hampton University has released its 2018 football schedule, and it’s a doozy – of a snoozefest. The Pirates, under new coach Robert Prunty, will play an 11-game nonconference schedule as it leaves the MEAC for the Big South Conference on July 1. Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past six months, you’ll know that the
SAUís Hall named scholar-athlete of the year
Friday, May 18, 2018
Suzette McQueen, CIAA senior associate commissioner for external relations and strategic marketing, has been appointed to the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics. Her term will begin on Sept. 1. Virginia Union men’s golf team placed third in the Division II division and ninth overall at last weekend’s PGA Minority Collegiate Golf
North Carolina Democrats unveil platform for fall campaigns
Thursday, May 17, 2018
RALEIGH — North Carolina Democratic lawmakers on Monday unveiled their to-do list if they got back some or all power at the Legislative Building after November, promising to raise teacher pay to the national average, expand Medicaid and retool how redistricting is done. Holding several news conferences from Asheville to Wilmington, House and Senate
Educator John Lucas honored at legacy luncheon
Thursday, May 17, 2018
DURHAM – Rocky Mount native John Harding Lucas Sr. was honored last week at the Lincoln Community Health Center Foundation Legacy Award Luncheon. Mr. Lucas looked nothing like a 90-plus- year-old man who had suffered a stroke three months ago. “Doesn’t he look good,” said Minnie Forte-Brown, a board member of Durham Public Schools.
Teachers seeking more resources fill North Carolina streets
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
RALEIGH — Teachers demanding better pay and more resources filled the streets of North Carolina’s capital city Wednesday with loud chants and the color red, continuing the trend of educators around the country rising up to pressure lawmakers for change. Thousands of teachers from around the state marched through downtown to the Legislative
Fewer blacks admitted to ICU for heart failure receive cardiologist care
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
African-Americans admitted to the intensive care unit for heart failure are less likely than white patients to receive care by a cardiologist. “It is important to realize that there are racial disparities in American health care,” Dr. Khadijah Breathett from the University of Arizona in Tucson told Reuters Health. “In order to receive
False equivalences used to deny paying college athletes
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
I recently walked away from a town hall session sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists scratching my bald head. I was miffed and a bit bemused to hear panelists conclude that it was probably unreasonable to think about paying college athletes. Their rationale was the same I have heard echoed by others who argue that the biggest challenge
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Toomer establishing 'the Wildcat Way' at Horton Middle School

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Criminalization of poverty is big and growing in NC

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Federal lawsuit challenges HUD to enforce fair housing rule

In 1965 and as part of a visionary public policy strategy known as The Great Society, President