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NCCU coaching tree branches out
Friday, May 25, 2018
Cleo Hill Jr. became the fourth North Carolina Central alumnus to gain a head-coaching job at an HBCU in the Triangle/Triad area. Hill was officially named Winston-Salem State’s men’s basketball coach on May 21, a place his father, Cleo Hill Sr., helped make famous as a player and teammate of Earl “the Pearl” Monroe. Ironically,
 
Study: Growing wealth gap between seniors and families
Friday, May 25, 2018
DURHAM – The wealth gap between households of seniors and those with children has ballooned since 1989, a new study finds. Also, wealth is now spread very differently within each group: The gap between the richest and poorest seniors has remained stable, but a vast economic divide now exists among families with children. Among the wealthiest parents
 
Coffee, tweets or Jesus: Bible ranks low as daily must
Friday, May 25, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – The Bible tops coffee, social media and sweets as a daily necessity for only 16 percent of the population, according to new research commissioned by the American Bible Society. The largest segment of Americans (37 percent) see coffee as a top essential, the 2018 State of the Bible report said. Dessert topped the list for 28 percent,
 
'Rebound' author mixes books, basketball at Moncure School
Thursday, May 24, 2018
MONCURE, N.C. — It was the day after LeBron James hit the winning shot in Game 5 of the first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs when acclaimed author Kwame Alexander hopped off his tour bus at Moncure School and absolutely nailed a message about literacy. Alexander told students about the 22 times publishers said they weren’t interested in giving
 
New Durham DAs goal is transparency and accountability
Thursday, May 24, 2018
DURHAM – Satana Deberry wants one word to be synonymous with her name when people think of her: Justice. Pure and simple. And justice is what she will be consumed with when she takes over as Durham County’s next district attorney. “We’ll spend the next six months looking at policies that we want to get going when we first get
 
HBCU football news
Thursday, May 24, 2018
North Carolina A&T graduate Brandon Parker inked a four-year deal with the Oakland Raiders. Parker was taken by Oakland in the third round of the NFL Draft. He was the MEAC offensive lineman of the year for three straight seasons. SWAC Media Day More SWAC fans will be able to watch the annual football media day in July. The event, held at the
 
Toomer establishing 'the Wildcat Way' at Horton Middle School
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
PITTSBORO — Talk about hitting the ground running! Not even on the job a full two years, Horton Middle School principal Valencia Toomer has put in the requisite work to elevate her students, her staff and herself. She is the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA) 2018 Principal of the Year. The NCASA is a nonprofit school
 
Criminalization of poverty is big and growing in NC
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
When Andrea Hudson (left) was pulled over for a routine traffic violation in 2013, the police officer found outstanding warrants for her arrest. The charges – abusing an elderly person and fraud – were a surprise to Hudson, who insisted it was a case of mistaken identity. Her bail was initially set at $10,000 – out of reach for the mother
 
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NCCU coaching tree branches out

Cleo Hill Jr. became the fourth North Carolina Central alumnus to gain a head-coaching job at an

Study: Growing wealth gap between seniors and families

DURHAM – The wealth gap between households of seniors and those with children has

Coffee, tweets or Jesus: Bible ranks low as daily must

PHILADELPHIA – The Bible tops coffee, social media and sweets as a daily necessity for