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Early onset menstruation linked with depression
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Recent studies show that African-American girls are at greater risk for depression at an earlier age that can last longer into adulthood. How? The studies show a strong link between black girls who start menstruating earlier than white girls and the onset of depression. According to information from the Pediatric Research in Office Settings, the National
Judges: No delay for new N. Carolina congressional map
Thursday, January 18, 2018
RALEIGH — The judges who struck down North Carolina’s congressional map for excessive partisanship that favored Republicans refused Tuesday to delay their order telling GOP state lawmakers to draw new lines by next week. The denial by the three-judge federal panel was expected, given that the judges wrote 200-plus pages last week explaining why
Support group opens home for former inmates
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
DURHAM – The Straight Talk Support Group and Resource Center opened its doors wider Monday. Wider to more services, to expanded programs and to greater support with the opening of its transitional housing. The center’s Transitional House at 1101 N. Mangum St., formerly the Troy House, provides temporary residency for men recently released from
Women survive crises better than men
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
DURHAM – Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide – in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical records show that women don’t just outlive men in normal times: They’re more likely to survive even in the worst of circumstances, such as famines and epidemics, researchers
CONCERT: Memphis Soul & R&B Revue
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Take Me to The River: Memphis Soul & R&B Revue, featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush & Don Bryant Jan. 25, 8 p.m. Carolina Theatre of Durham Memphis musicians William Bell, Bobby Rush and Don Bryant are three of the great elder statesmen of soul music. Recording for labels in Memphis and elsewhere in the South, they produced a bevy of acclaimed
NCCU women, men ride to victories
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
N.C. Central (5-12 overall, 3-1 MEAC) The Lady Eagles are off to their best conference start since rejoining the MEAC in 2011-12. NCCU rallied in the fourth quarter to take a 60-57 win over Morgan State Monday. Freshman forward Alyssa Thompson scored a season-high 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds, and the team hit 8 of 10 free throws down the
Marchers protest on King Day, but still hopeful
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
DURHAM – It was a chilly morning with people visibly shivering, but several hundred marchers huddled together for warmth and unity Monday morning while they sang, “Happy birthday to ya! Happy birthdaaay!” in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. “It’s cold out here, but I’m fired up!” Kim Moore, the vice president of
King’s lasting impact on equity in education
Monday, January 15, 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s influence on the civil rights movement is indisputable, but his fight for equity in education remains a mystery to some. That fight began with his education. “He clearly had an advanced, refined educational foundation from Booker T. Washington High School, Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, and Boston
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