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Study finds correlation between church attendance and obesity for black men
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
DURHAM – Church might be good for the soul, but it can be bad for one’s waistline, says a new report from Duke University. Research from Duke’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center for Social Equity shows that black men attending church almost daily were nearly three times as likely to be obese than those who never (or very rarely) attended.
 
‘David Makes Man’ explores the power of a teen’s imagination
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — When Michael B. Jordan first met with “Moonlight” writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, the two surprisingly discovered through an emotional conversation that both had more in common than they realized. McCraney might jokingly attest, but Jordan said during a recent interview that their lengthy talk years ago about
 
Journalist, former ESPN host Jemele Hill has book deal
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
NEW YORK — Jemele Hill, the ESPN host who departed the sports network a year after tweeting that President Donald Trump was a white supremacist, has a book deal. Hill’s memoir will be published in 2021, Henry Holt and Company announced recently. The book, Hill’s first, is currently untitled. “I’m excited about the opportunity
 
SE Raleigh voters will have a new polling place
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
RALEIGH – Voters headed to the polls to choose Raleigh’s next mayor and seven-member city council will have to adjust to this news: For the first time in years, Chavis Community Center will not be an early-voting or election day polling site. Here’s why: The hotly-debated and long-awaited construction on the historical John Chavis
 
NBA’s Steph Curry helps Howard U. start Division I golf team
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
WASHINGTON — What started as an innocuous conversation during a public event has evolved into a golf partnership between NBA star Stephen Curry and Howard University. The two-time NBA MVP announced Monday that he is helping Howard re-establish a golf program. Curry is providing a donation that will allow one of the country’s most prominent
 
NC Supreme Court to address racial bias in the death penalty
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
RALEIGH – The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear arguments August 26-27 in the cases of six death row prisoners who have presented evidence that racial bias tainted their trials and death sentences. The Racial Justice Act was a first-of-its-kind law that allowed for a systematic review of racial discrimination in death penalty trials. Death row
 
NC Highway Marker to honor enslaved entrepreneur
Saturday, August 17, 2019
RALEIGH – Born into slavery in Raleigh in 1803, Lunsford Lane worked industriously, started a business, and eventually bought his freedom. He also lectured to abolitionist groups and authored a memoir. The achievements and contributions of Lunsford Lane will be recognized with a N.C. Highway Historical Marker to be dedicated on August 20 at 10 a.m.
 
Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting
Saturday, August 17, 2019
A national organization dedicated to increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting will now be based at UNC-Chapel Hill, the School of Media and Journalism announced last week. The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting works to educate news organizations and journalists on how the inclusion of
 
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