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Conference play begins for area teams
Friday, September 23, 2016
Virginia State is the last undefeated team in the CIAA. The Trojans travel to Winston-Salem State this weekend in a game that has so many meanings on so many levels. Tennessee State, of the Ohio Valley Conference, is the other undefeated HBCU squad after holding off Bethune-Cookman last weekend 31-24. N.C. Central (1-2) vs. Norfolk State (1-2) The
BOOK: Jamaica more than Bob Marley
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Here Comes the Sun By Dennis Benn “Here Comes the Sun” is a gloomy unrelenting portrayal about a paradise that is anything but that to the inhabitants that occupy the island of Jamaica. Benn goes beyond the superficial by revealing a Jamaica that is so much more than the white sand beaches, titillating reggae beats and the legacy Bob Marley
Advocates continue protest of Durham jail conditions
Thursday, September 22, 2016
DURHAM – Matthew McCain had a lot to look forward to as a father to a baby girl at the time of his death, said Ashley Canady (right), who was McCain’s girlfriend. McCain, 29, died in January after Durham County jail staff refused to treat him for diabetes and epilepsy, Canady said. Canady and about a dozen others gathered at City Hall Plaza
Charlotte chief: Family will watch police video of shooting
Thursday, September 22, 2016
CHARLOTTE – Charlotte's police chief said Thursday he plans to show video of an officer shooting a black man to the slain man's family, but the video won't be immediately released to the public. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney has said that 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott refused officers' repeated commands to drop a gun, but he said
Social Security: Prepare for your disability interview
Thursday, September 22, 2016
When a person becomes disabled, it can be a very stressful time in their life. There are many questions and unknowns when you have to transition out of the workforce due to medical issues. While an employer may offer short- or long-term disability, most people faced with a disability will file for benefits with Social Security. If you are facing life with
Monument to African-Americans advances in N. Carolina
Thursday, September 22, 2016
RALEIGH – Two North Carolina commissions agree that a monument commemorating the achievements of African-Americans in North Carolina shouldn't focus on one individual but instead should reflect various narratives. The N.C. African American Heritage Commission and the N.C. Historical Commission made a few basic decisions about the monument's design
CFO survey: U.S. political risk to hinder capital spending
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
DURHAM – More than a third of U.S. CFOs say political uncertainty will put the brakes on their spending plans beyond the election, which could create a significant drag on the economy, a new survey finds. The latest Duke University/CFO Global Business Outlook finds at least 33 percent of CFOs say that, regardless of who is elected, they will hold
A second chance at a first impression
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – This was going to be one of those throwaway writes about two childhood friends getting to see each other play on national television. “Check out my boy Kermit scoring for the ‘Noles.” “Man, did Womack destroy that guy.” No, Womack deserves more than a throwaway piece. (So does Whitfield, but
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Durham dedicates veterans’ apartment complex

DURHAM – Following a two-year effort led by Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell to

Black community sees Charlotte as glimmering, fake Oz

CHARLOTTE – To much of the world, Charlotte is the Queen City – a gleaming downtown,

SIAC partners with grooming company

The SIAC, the “other” Division II HBCU conference, has partnered with Walker &