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An app for recording police encounters
Thursday, May 21, 2015
RALEIGH – At a time when the manner in which police engage with citizens is being questioned and re-evaluated, North Carolinians can now use their smartphones to record and report interactions with law enforcement. A new app called Mobile Justice N.C. records videos and immediately transmits footage to the ACLU of North Carolina. Staff Attorney
2 students; 19 law schools
Thursday, May 21, 2015
RALEIGH – St. Augustine’s students Shaquitta Monique Clark and Antwoine Lamonte Coleman Jr. had a major dilemma. No, they weren’t worried about graduating; they both did that earlier this month. No, it wasn’t about their next career move. That already had been decided, too – law school. The dilemma? Which school. Both had
Organization helps veterans get back on feet
Thursday, May 21, 2015
RALEIGH – Approximately 700,000 veterans live in North Carolina. Many are homeless or are suffering from mental, emotional, and physical ailments. Additionally, some veterans and their families simply don’t know the resources that are available that can make their transition back into civilian life a bit easier. The National Association for
Few sickle cell patients receive beneficial drug
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Few American adults with sickle cell anemia are getting a recommended medication that can help them manage pain, breathing problems and other debilitating symptoms, according to a new study. Using a national database, researchers found that less than one-quarter of sickle cell patients who should have been taking a drug called hydroxyurea actually were.
New congressional caucus champions HBCUs
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
WASHINGTON – A little help may be on the way for historically black colleges and universities struggling against falling financial support and an increasingly skeptical public. The bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus was launched last week with Congressional representatives Alma Adams (D-N.C.) and Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) at the helm. Its 45 members
Michelle Obama resists taking the easy way out
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
More than any other first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama continues to stand above those who would attempt to distort her leadership. Her recent commencement address at Tuskegee University exemplified her courage to speak truth to the world without fear of repercussions. Michelle Obama's resilient optimism is refreshing as well as sobering. I am
Black unemployment in single digits
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
WASHINGTON – The black unemployment rate fell to single digits (9.6 percent) in April for the first time since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008. Despite the improvement, the black jobless rate is still double the unemployment rate of white workers, which has remained flat since February at 4.7 percent. Valerie Wilson, the director of the
Credit invisible’ consumers mostly black and Latino
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
When it comes to consumer finance, traditional lenders usually review credit scores before reaching a decision. In general, the higher a consumer’s credit score is, the lower the cost of credit they will pay. Conversely, the lower one’s credit score, the higher the cost of credit and interest will likely be. Whether applying for a credit
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