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Black banks struggle to survive, part 2
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Leah Chase recalls a time when she couldn’t get a loan from a white-owned bank to expand her now-legendary New Orleans restaurant. “I remember my husband going to a bank we used for years,” Chase, 93, said. “When we went to get a loan, we couldn’t ... This was in 1957, and we wanted to make the restaurant bigger. Then Liberty
 
Disrespect from Democrats and Republicans
Saturday, June 25, 2016
After last week’s column on how the major presidential candidates snubbed organizers of this year’s National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, I received quite a few emails asking: What can we do about it? For anyone who may have missed the column, I noted that in an ultimate show of disrespect, each major presidential candidate
 
Domestic violence funds narrowly survive LGBT law fight
Saturday, June 25, 2016
RALEIGH – Millions of dollars in funding for domestic violence programs in North Carolina narrowly survived a legal fight over a law limiting protections for LGBT people. Federal judge Thomas Schroeder ruled Thursday to preserve nearly $5 million the state is scheduled to receive in the coming months under the federal Violence Against Women Act. He
 
NCCU left out of MEAC TV
Friday, June 24, 2016
The MEAC released its TV football schedule last week on the ESPN family of networks. Nine games will be televised, beginning with the MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Alcorn State vs. Bethune-Cookman) Sept. 4 on ESPN, and ending with the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Dec. 17 on ABC. Bethune is the favorite child, appearing in five of the nine games. N.C. A&T
 
Low maintenance vegetable gardening for a bountiful harvest
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Increase your harvest without increasing the size of your garden or workload. All you need is a bit of intensive planting, along with some low maintenance techniques. Invest some time upfront to prepare the garden soil. This will save you time throughout the growing season. Add several inches of organic matter and a slow release fertilizer into the top 8
 
Help for homeowners facing foreclosure
Thursday, June 23, 2016
RALEIGH — June is National Home Ownership Month, and while an increasing number of North Carolinians are celebrating by purchasing homes, families who are facing foreclosure have little to cheer. There were 29,201 foreclosure filings statewide in 2015. But hope exists. The N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund, administered by the North Carolina Housing
 
Chronic catheterization linked to high risk of infection
Thursday, June 23, 2016
If you or someone you care about is ever diagnosed with prostate problems or other conditions that lead to urinary retention, you should know that you're not alone. In fact, according to doctors at Johns Hopkins, such symptoms are present in about one in four men by age 55 and in half of 75-year-old men. Urinary catheters are a common treatment for
 
BOOK: Brown tells his side of the story
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Every Little Step By Bobby Brown There was once a time when Bobby Brown was the biggest name in R&B, an icon headed towards a path of greatness in the late 1980s. But, over the past 25 years, Brown has been in a public downward spiral fueled by a longstanding bout with drug abuse and his turbulent relationship with legendary crooner Whitney Houston.
 
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Black banks struggle to survive, part 2

Leah Chase recalls a time when she couldn’t get a loan from a white-owned bank to expand

Disrespect from Democrats and Republicans

After last week’s column on how the major presidential candidates snubbed organizers of

Domestic violence funds narrowly survive LGBT law fight

RALEIGH – Millions of dollars in funding for domestic violence programs in North Carolina