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Black women face challenges in building wealth
Monday, April 20, 2015
WASHINGTON – Black women are the only group that has not recovered the jobs they lost in the recession. Five years into the national recovery, the unemployment rate for black women has even risen a little since December, from 8.2 percent to 9.2 percent. On the flip side, employment brings its own unique difficulties for black women, too. According
 
St. Augís sweeps CIAA Track and Field Championships
Sunday, April 19, 2015
CHARLOTTE – Saint Augustine’s swept the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Irwin Belk Complex on Johnson C. Smith University campus Saturday. The Falcons scored 158 points to win their 18th consecutive CIAA men’s championship. Virginia Union was second with 132.5, and Johnson C. Smith finished
 
Disabled pastor alleges discrimination by RTP Marriott
Thursday, April 16, 2015
DURHAM – Last August, a blind man said he was left stranded at a fast-food restaurant after his hotel shuttle service refused to pick him up. The Rev. Aaron “Pop” Lewis, also known as Street Bishop Lewis, was traveling solo across the United States last summer giving motivational speeches on the prevention of gangs, drug use, bullying and
 
Advocates rally on Legislative Advocacy Day
Thursday, April 16, 2015
RALEIGH – The N.C. NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement asked North Carolina legislators to live up to the state’s creed “to be rather than to seem” as part of its Legislative Advocacy Day. The Rev. William Barber, president of the N.C. NAACP and leader of the Moral Monday Movement, spoke at a press conference at the
 
Transportation Secretary Foxx to keynote NC Black Summit
Thursday, April 16, 2015
RALEIGH – Former Charlotte mayor and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, will be keynote speaker for the Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials’ 10th Annual N.C. Black Summit banquet. The banquet will be held April 24, 7 p.m. at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. The theme of the two-day event is
 
NSUís Roberts gets Virginia honor
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Tony Sheals is unemployed for the second time in two years. Sheals has been reassigned from the position of head men’s basketball coach at Virginia Union after one season. He also was fired from his previous employer St. Augustine’s after a year when word got out that he had applied for the Virginia Union job. Sheals had two years left on his
 
Virginia Union starts over
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Virginia Union men’s basketball woes continue. Some would call it the “Coker Curse,” but since I don’t believe in curses, let’s just say it’s Coker’s revenge. The Panthers are seeking their fourth head coach since legendary coach Dave Robbins retired in 2008. Four coaches in seven years. Something is rotten in the
 
Revolt defeats RunNGun in Triangle battle
Thursday, April 16, 2015
RALEIGH – Triangle RunNGun made the short trip to Shaw University to take on the Raleigh Revolt Saturday night. After a sizzling 5-1 start, the Revolt had lost four straight games coming into the contest, despite having late fourth-quarter leads in all four games. But for the first time since mid-February, Raleigh had all five starters healthy and
 
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Black women face challenges in building wealth

WASHINGTON – Black women are the only group that has not recovered the jobs they lost in

St. Augís sweeps CIAA Track and Field Championships

CHARLOTTE – Saint Augustine’s swept the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor

Disabled pastor alleges discrimination by RTP Marriott

DURHAM – Last August, a blind man said he was left stranded at a fast-food restaurant