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HBCUs benefit from philanthropy in wake of protests
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Within days after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife Patty Quillin pledged a total of $120 million to the United Negro College Fund and two of Atlanta’s historically Black colleges, another HBCU became an indirect beneficiary of that philanthropic gesture. “We were so inspired by the recent gifts to Spelman and Morehouse — and that
 
Is the Postal Service slowing mail delivery?
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Already frustrated with late, delayed or lost mail? Residents who depend on the U.S. Postal Service can expect even more frustration. As first reported by the Associated Press, mail deliveries could be delayed by a day or more under cost-cutting efforts being imposed by the new postmaster general. “The plan eliminates overtime for hundreds of
 
NC Community Colleges begin bias training for law enforcement
Thursday, August 13, 2020
With the goal of providing law enforcement training to all 100 counties in the state, the North Carolina Community College system has launched the Impartial Policing initiative. The content for the training is developed through the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the N.C. Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards
 
NCCU launches giving campaign
Thursday, August 13, 2020
North Carolina Central has launched a $1 million giving campaign to offset financial losses from the pandemic. #NCCUStrongerTogether officially began Aug. 6, with the first phase being a Virtual Homecoming Stadium Sellout. The goal is for alumni, fans and students (well, forget students, since they don’t have any money) to donate what they would have
 
Gospel legend Richard Smallwood gets personal
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Gospel sensation Richard Smallwood spent more than four decades ministering to the masses through music. The “Total Praise” creator, who now has an autobiography by the same name, has officially achieved the moniker, “Living Legend.” Smallwood spoke to the AFRO about life’s ups and downs, why he decided to write a book, and the
 
Foot care tips for those with diabetes
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
For those with diabetes, a seemingly insignificant foot problem can produce dangerous consequences. Experts say that managing this risk is an important part of diabetes care. “Living with diabetes increases the risk of developing a wide range of foot problems, often because of two complications of the disease: nerve damage and poor
 
SE Raleigh gets black-owned grocery store
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
For years Southeast Raleigh has been a neglected area of the city of Raleigh’s revitalization efforts. Grocery stores and healthy food restaurants are scarce, if nonexistent, in some areas. Instead of sitting around waiting for business developers to get a clue, some residents are taking matters into their own hands. Demetrius Hunter is one of
 
UNC System workers file class action complaint
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Enough talk. On Monday, UNC System workers filed a class action complaint against the University of North Carolina System. They want the UNC Board of Governors to provide a hazard-free environment. The case, filed in Orange County, is being handled by attorney Gary Shipman of Shipman & Wright, LLC in Wilmington. “Back on March 11, the UNC Board
 
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HBCUs benefit from philanthropy in wake of protests

Within days after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife Patty Quillin pledged a total of $120

Is the Postal Service slowing mail delivery?

Already frustrated with late, delayed or lost mail? Residents who depend on the U.S. Postal

NC Community Colleges begin bias training for law enforcement

With the goal of providing law enforcement training to all 100 counties in the state, the North