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Single parents jeopardizing retirement to fund children’s college education
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
How are single parents prioritizing their financial futures? Allianz, a multinational financial services company, asked just that question in the LoveFamilyMoney study looking at how the contemporary American family spends and saves. Many single parents (45 percent) say they are motivated to create and implement a long-term financial savings plan for their
Downtown South District honors Mary Poole
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
RALEIGH – Last month, the Downtown South District of the Wake County Democratic Party honored longtime party leader Mary Poole at its annual leadership luncheon sponsored by District Coordinator Virginia Tally. Poole served as the first chairperson of Precinct 01-34, and has been dubbed the Matriarch of Precinct 01-34 by Tally. Poole has served terms
McCrory honors NCDOT HBCU interns
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory hosted students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities who served as interns this summer for various N.C. Department of Transportation offices. Twenty students participated from six colleges and universities, representing 10 different fields of study and helping support more than 15 different offices and
Protect your child on the ‘information superhighway’
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
RALEIGH – Bullying is no longer a behavior that happens mostly on the playground or the school bus. Social media is providing online channels for negative interactions between children, with more than half of teens reporting they have witnessed online bullying. Experts like Peggy Caruso, a life coach and author of the book "Revolutionizing Your
BOOK: Time to change the conversation about racism
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
It’s Not Always Racist…But Sometimes It Is: Reshaping How We Think About Racism By Dionne Wright Poulton, Ph.D. Archway Publishing, $15.99 PB Has the hot-button issue of racism gotten out of hand in the public discourse? The incendiary work is harder to strictly define than many would think. When inaccurately applied, an accusation can muddy
Preserve the harvest for winter meals and holiday gifts
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The cucumbers have filled the vegetable drawer; you’ve run out of cabbage recipes, and your family is refusing to eat one more BLT. Or maybe you just couldn’t resist that special deal on a bushel of tomatoes, potatoes or apples at the farmer’s market. So what is a gardener or shopper to do with all that produce? Since properly stored
A case for shorter sermons
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The most celebrated speech in American history was less than three minutes. President Abraham Lincoln's address at Gettysburg was only 269 words, but it captured the history, pain, and aspirations of the nation with soaring eloquence and inspiring imagery. Many forget that Lincoln's speech was not the keynote at the ceremony that day. The featured speaker
Eight women Christian men should never marry
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
After my column “10 Men Christian Women Should Never Marry” went viral, I received numerous requests to share similar guidelines for men who are looking for wives. Since I am mentoring several young men right now and have seen a few of them marry successfully during the past few years, it wasn’t difficult to draft this list. These are the
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Workers and advocates protest at the State Capitol

RALEIGH – Leading off the first day of the Moral Week of Action in North Carolina with

Private school vouchers unconstitutional

RALEIGH – A new school voucher program was ruled unconstitutional Thursday by a judge who

Hip-Hop Corner: Revisiting police brutality

Remember when our elders used to chastise us for using the N-word. They used to say