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Black women are often invisible in the fight against HIV
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Last week at the 21st Annual International AIDS Convention in Durban, South Africa, researchers released a study indicating they now know a primary driver of HIV infections among black women: sexual encounters with black men who have been released from state and federal prisons. With black women’s primary intimate partners incarcerated at a rate of a
For-profit colleges burden rather than boost
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
As higher education costs continue to rise, new research by the Center for Responsible Lending analyzes the debts and outcomes resulting from a wide-ranging choice of institutions – both public and private nonprofits and for-profit colleges located in North Carolina. North Carolina Student Loan Calculus found that choices in higher education can
Ask Nadia: How do I manage my diabetes?
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Dear Nadia, I have a difficult time managing my type 2 diabetes. Sometimes I just want to give up – Donna, Colorado Dear Donna, The Lancet, a medical journal, reports that people with diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from depression. If you feel like you want to "give up," you could be experiencing depression. If you suffered from
BOOK: Can children's books improve race relations?
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Fun-G-kins By C. Raymond Gray Of the 2,500 trade books that were published in 1985, only 18 were by African-Americans. In 2015, the numbers were up to 106, reports the Cooperative Children's Book Center. Author Gray has made it his life's mission to assist in the bridging of this gap. To aid in closing the diversity gap, he's rereleasing "The
Save money and water while still enjoying a beautiful garden
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Too much or not enough water and never when you need it seems to be a common lament of gardeners. Reduce the impact of these weather challenges while conserving water, saving money on water and sewer bills, and growing beautiful gardens with the help of rain barrels. These century old devices are making a comeback as droughts, watering restrictions and
Black vendors profit from Trump merchandise
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
CLEVELAND — Shy Drayton, 21, said she will follow Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump throughout the remainder of his campaign. Drayton, however, is not a Trump supporter. Instead, she is one of the scores of street vendors flooding downtown Cleveland streets for the opportunity to sell Trump campaign merchandise to thousands of
Summer project fair keeps students learning
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
DURHAM – For many students, summer vacation means kicking back and mentally “checking out” from learning, but for students at the Emily K Center, it is synonymous with a project fair. Every summer, first- through eighth-grade students participate in the Emily K Summer Scholars Project Fair, complete with a visit from members of the Duke
FILM REVIEW: Star Trek Beyond
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The big debate shouldn't be if this is the best Star Trek film ever. The more interesting conversation is about whether Star Trek Beyond is a better sci-fi space adventure film than 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. On most levels, the answer is yes. J.J. Abrams is out as director and comes aboard as a producer. Director Justin Lin, from the
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HBCUs are still relevant

RALEIGH – North Carolina is home to 11 HBCUs, including the Triangle’s Shaw

Black dollars pour into black banks

Baltimore-based attorney Jelani Murrain plans to transfer his hard-earned money to an

Town hall urges community to ‘be the change’

DURHAM – As more black men and women are killed at the hands of law enforcement, the