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SAU men pull out thriller
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
CHARLOTTE – This time, the table was turned. After losing several games on buzzer-beaters, St. Augustine’s got the upper hand with a late-game layup by senior Anthony Gaskins to knock off Lincoln 61-60. The win also reverses last year’s tourney in which the Falcons lost on a last-second basket by Bowie State in overtime. SAU will take on
 
Diabetes and sex
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Dear Diabetes Health, I am a 55-year-old man who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two years ago, and I think it made me depressed. The depression eventually got so bad that I didn't want to get out of bed in the morning. My doctor referred me to the psych clinic, where they put me on Paxil (paroxetine). The medication is helping my depression but ruining
 
BOOK: Intimate look at New York black professionals
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Chocolate Soufflé By Trish Ahjel Just like Terry McMillan’s “Waiting to Exhale” did in the 1990s, the spotlight on friendships and relationships for young black professionals has been catapulted to the forefront with “Chocolate Soufflé.” The 1980s and ‘90s are sometimes called the “golden age”
 
TROSA graduates new class
Monday, February 20, 2017
DURHAM – Scott Whitaker was in prison after his fifth DWI conviction when another inmate told him about Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, a long-term treatment program for people with drug and alcohol problems. Hoping TROSA would help him get his driver’s license back, Whitaker entered the program after leaving prison. But
 
SAUís January named defensive POTY
Monday, February 20, 2017
CHARLOTTE – On Monday, Saint Augustine’s standouts Anthony Gaskins and Quincy January were named to the all-CIAA men’s basketball team during the CIAA Tournament Tip-Off Awards Luncheon at the Charlotte Convention Center. January (left) was also selected CIAA Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight
 
An evening of remembrance for victims of violence
Monday, February 20, 2017
DURHAM – The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham and Durham Parents of Murdered Children held its 25 Annual Vigil Against Violence to remember love ones who lost their lives to violence last year. Grieving mothers, fathers, family and friends gathered to pray at Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church on North Driver Street last week
 
Special Black History Month photography exhibit
Sunday, February 19, 2017
SMITHFIELD, N.C. – To commemorate Black History Month, Smithfield attorney Craig James has opened a special exhibit of his private collection of 19th century photography and other slave-related items titled "History Through the Eye of a Lens: A Collection of 19th Century African-American Photography" at 331 E. Market Street. James' collection
 
Statement from Louise Pratt, mother of Kenneth Lee Bailey
Saturday, February 18, 2017
On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 15, my son was killed by Durham police officers. Since I got the news, I haven't been able to find words. I told me (sic) friends that I couldn't take calls from reporters. Since then, I have learned that people tried to explain my baby's life and death by running a background check. They reported things that were
 
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