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Give it up for the poet, not the points
Friday, December 15, 2017
DURHAM – Saturday nights typically warrant going out. Whether that be to dinner, a nightclub or a movie, the city of Durham offers a wide variety of options. But recently, on the quiet corner of Lakewood Avenue and Fayetteville Street, the Hayti Heritage Center was a collection of voices. Voices that were passionate and undulating. Voices that could
 
Durham police chief says there’s still work to do
Thursday, December 14, 2017
DURHAM – Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis said she spent the first six months on the job getting to know Durham and assessing its needs. She concluded that there are two priorities for the city: crime reduction and community engagement. “For the most part, everything else kind of falls under those two umbrellas,” she told a group meeting at
 
Lung cancer disproportionately hits black men
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Despite rigorous outreach and cessations programs, black men continue to make up a growing number of new cases of lung cancer in the United States – a trend that has been on the increase since 1950 and is attributed largely to smoking. William J. Hicks, professor of Clinical Medicine Division of Hematology and Oncology at The Ohio State University
 
The purchasing power of low-income consumers
Thursday, December 14, 2017
If your organization has overlooked the low-income consumer market, it's time to take a cue from Amazon and include this historically underserved group in your business strategy. Membership economy expert Robbie Kellman Baxter shares how the retail giant created a wildly successful subscription model specially tailored for cash-strapped consumers. "Many
 
Moral Monday’ protesters now challenging court fees
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
RALEIGH — Two people arrested while demonstrating against GOP policies last year in the North Carolina Legislative Building are using the appeal of their trespassing convictions to challenge court fees their lawyer argues are unconstitutional. The attorney for Carol Anderson and Dale Herman filed a motion Monday in Wake County Superior Court urging a
 
JCSU testing new device for concussion research
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
CHARLOTTE – The Johnson C. Smith athletic training staff is using a new technology to help gather data to assist in the ongoing research of studying concussions in collegiate and local high school athletes. The Reflexometer platform from Blinktbi is a new technology that applies brief puffs of air to the eyelashes. According to Blinktbi.com, these
 
‘We do not need President Trump to honor our own’
Monday, December 11, 2017
The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations has suspended its call for a presidential promotion for legendary Buffalo Soldier, Colonel Charles Young. The push for the promotion has been ongoing with efforts to raise public awareness about the importance of the history for four decades. Before offering an explanation, I have a question: Did you
 
Weaver Street Market to open at The Dillon
Monday, December 11, 2017
RALEIGH – Kane Realty Corporation and Federal Capital Partners are opening a Weaver Street Market, a popular co-op food market founded in Carrboro nearly 30 years ago. The co-op will open next summer at The Dillon in Raleigh. “We look forward to becoming part of Raleigh’s vibrant downtown community and creating a gathering place where
 
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Give it up for the poet, not the points

DURHAM – Saturday nights typically warrant going out. Whether that be to dinner, a

Durham police chief says there’s still work to do

DURHAM – Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis said she spent the first six months on the job

Lung cancer disproportionately hits black men

Despite rigorous outreach and cessations programs, black men continue to make up a growing