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Clean power plant affects black quality of life
Thursday, May 28, 2015
WASHINGTON – When Cheeraz Gormon received an invitation to lobby in Washington on behalf of President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan with environmental legal advocacy nonprofit Earthjustice, she was bewildered. “You couldn't have told me even last month that I would be on Capitol Hill actually talking about the Clean Power Plan. I was like,
Environment predicts child’s survival
Thursday, May 28, 2015
RALEIGH – A child’s life expectancy in Durham County is just under 80 years old. But that same adult can expect to live almost two years longer in Orange County, which has the longest life expectancy in the state. Those are the results of a new report released by N.C. Child. But the discrepancies don’t just stop between Durham and Orange
A call to curb expansion of charter schools in black communities
Thursday, May 28, 2015
WASHINGTON – Parents, students and advocates for strong neighborhood schools continue to pressure civic leaders to end the expansion of charter and contract schools in black and Latino communities across the nation. Jitu Brown, the national director of Journey for Justice Alliance, a coalition of community, youth and parent-led grassroots
Emily K Center honors graduates
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
DURHAM – The Emily Krzyzewski Center hosted its annual May March to celebrate a successful academic year and recognition of the graduating class of 2015. Last week’s gathering included approximately 200 students in grades one to 12, plus family, friends and supporters. Fifteen seniors donned different cap and gown colors from the various high
Lifestyle, dietary links to glaucoma, cataracts in black women
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Glaucoma Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association suggest a number of tips to help safeguard and improve the eyesight of those concerned with developing glaucoma and cataracts. Among them: • Get regular eye checkups because eye diseases don’t always have symptoms. African- Americans over 35 should get a comprehensive dilated
Car Review: 2015 Lexus NX 300h
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
DETROIT – In the Lexus alphanumeric lexicon, any vehicle nameplate ending with a small “h” is a hybrid. Such was the case with the 2015 Lexus NX 300h. It looks like a rocket. The NX was Lexus' small five-door crossover that had a very aggressive styling. The Lexus NX 300h is not going to blow anybody away off the starting line. But our
BOOK: A tried and true road to success
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Succeeding While Black: A Blueprint for Success By Matthew R. Drayton Smith Publishing, $12.95 PB “Driving while black,” a phrase in the contemporary American vernacular refers to the racial profiling of black drivers. This and other actions connected to the words “while black” almost always have a negative connotation toward our
Lecrae to be published by Lifeway
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae has signed a book deal with B&H Publishing Group of LifeWay Christian Resources. Releasing in May 2016, the book will be titled "Unashamed" and will discuss details of his difficult past, including childhood abuse, struggles with drugs and alcoholism, bouts of depression, and a suicide
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