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Durham native begins world tour
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
DURHAM – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bass player Chip Shearin presents The Avengers featuring Grammy-winning Ethan Farmer, multi-Grammy nominee sax man Marion Meadows and Davy Nathan crushing the keys. Fans of jazz that rocks are in for a treat when the sun goes down Nov. 1. Shearin and The Avengers take to the stage at Motorco Music Hall in
 
Angier-Driver streetscape project culminates in celebration
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
DURHAM – Music emanated from Samuel and Sons Barbershop across the street from the Angier Baptist Church parking lot Oct. 11, where community members gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the Angier-Driver Streetscape Project. The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of the $4.8 million construction project that began in April 2013. The
 
StepUp Ministry celebrates 25 years in Triangle
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
RALEIGH – StepUp Ministry recently hosted a gallery of photographs at Marbles Kids Museum to celebrate 25 years of service to unemployed, low-income individuals in the Triangle. Nearly 350 guests attended to view the photographic journey, Faces of Transformation, of five StepUp participants. The stories depicted in the gallery represent only five of
 
Be a kingdom builder, Part 1
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Everyone has influence. We all influence someone. And God expects us to be good stewards of that influence for His kingdom’s sake. He didn’t give us our influence for selfish purposes on our part, but so that we might share the good news about him – so that we could be Kingdom builders. What exactly is a “kingdom builder?”
 
For-profit colleges deliver more debt than degrees
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Weeks before the U.S. Department of Education announces a new rule governing career education programs, the Center for Responsible Lending has released research that finds high-cost, for-profit colleges make millions each year by targeting minority students. While these college profits are generated largely from taxpayer funding, their students incur heavy
 
Inspiring self-love and confidence to girls
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Akilah C. Thompson’s “aha” moment dawned on her in the unlikeliest of places. During a month-long stay in Hyderabad, India, the entrepreneur and motivational speaker said she found her true calling. That calling, she said, is to inspire others to accomplish their dreams. Thompson, 31, is one of a growing number of young professionals who
 
Democrats bash Obama yet want black vote
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Here are a few election-time questions to think over: Why in the world do Democrats think they can bash President Obama and his policies and still win black votes? Why should lack voters be motivated to turn out after months of watching Democrats bash the president? What exactly is the strategy for Democrats to get black voters out? Many Democrats
 
Howard U. student becomes youngest elected official in D.C.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
WASHINGTON – In the sixth grade, Allyson Carpenter, then 10 years old and the youngest student in her middle school, rallied her classmates to sign a petition to get their teacher fired for what Carpenter deemed mistreatment of students. By the time the principal called Carpenter’s mother in to discuss her daughter’s activity, young
 
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Blue Cross reveals 2015 health insurance rates

RALEIGH – North Carolina's largest health insurer says rates will rise by more than 13

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Triangle HBCU teams try to rebound

Winston-Salem State won its 28th straight conference game last weekend and is ranked No. 15 in