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Equal pay for women helps us all
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Could you use an additional $24,000 in your yearly wages? How about $19,000? Or even just another $11,000 to $12,000? Those figures are what you get – or rather, what women who work full time don’t get because of the pervasive “wage gap” between women and men. Correcting that injustice is one reason President Obama last week issued
 
HBCUs must value credibility over credentialing
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
After arriving on the campus of an HBCU, students are ready to take the first steps in their lives to becoming successful. Many are first- or second-generation college students; others come from a family with a long-standing tradition of college completion. In both cases, excellence is pushed. Many of us subscribe to the idea that a college degree is the
 
A gut check for heart-healthy living
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
While heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, keeping your cholesterol in check may keep you out of such statistics. High total cholesterol remains one of the top culprits in putting Americans at risk for this disease that kills 600,000 men and women every year. In fact, according to a report by the
 
Students receive Buick scholarships
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
ATLANTA – After attending a prestigious, predominately white private school, Ty’Quish Keyes yearned for a new cultural and educational experience. Keyes mother pushed him to excel in school and his community because she knew that college was the best way out of their crime-ridden North Philadelphia neighborhood. In 2011, Keyes visited Morehouse
 
SCHOOL NEWS & NOTES
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
DURHAM COUNTY The dropout rate for Durham Public Schools students continued its six-year decline, while suspension rates and incidents of crime and violence in high schools also fell, according to data by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. The dropout rate fell from 3.55 percent in 2011-12 to 3.22 percent in 2012-13, representing a six-year low. The
 
Dead for over 30 years, Marley still makes millions
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Bob Marley, the late reggae music icon, was named last year by Forbes magazine as the fifth top earning dead celebrity. He is actually the only Caribbean artist to grace a Forbes list, which is mostly dominated by North Americans and Britons. How much is his estate worth? Reportedly, Marley's estimated net worth is around $130 million. As both a singer and
 
Cool Project full of national acts
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
DURAM – Bilal, Christian Scott, Gizmo and King have been added to the first Art of Cool Festival this month in Durham. Scott, also known as Christian aTunde Adjuah, is a Grammy-nominated, two-time Edison Award winning jazz trumpeter. Bilal is a musician, songwriter and producer. His music crosses genres, including neo soul, R&B, funk, jazz and
 
Ask Alma
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Dear Alma, I met a woman online about six months ago, and we’ve been emailing ever since. We live in different states. She’s been very caring, and we seem to have the start to a wonderful friendship. I have one conflict, though: She has dreads down to her waist. This woman is in her 40s, is educated and not a musician. She is the perfect height
 
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