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Women-owned businesses increasing in NC despite adversity
Friday, June 21, 2019
Women-owned businesses are increasing nationally and statewide, according to a recent report, which credits women overcoming adversity for the growth. Wendy Coulter, president of the Greater Raleigh Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, said this boom in female-owned businesses stems from increasing empowerment of women over the
SWAC keeps championship game
Friday, June 21, 2019
The SWAC Football Championship Game lives to see another day. After announcing two seasons ago that the game would end to concentrate solely on the Celebration Bowl – then extended it for two more seasons – conference officials decided at their spring meeting to continue the popular contest on a permanent basis. “The championship game
Cheadle to star in movie about the first black millionaire
Friday, June 21, 2019
After his latest stint in “Avengers: Endgame,” actor Don Cheadle is set to star in a movie that he will produce. The movie, “Prince of Darkness,” will portray the inspiring story of the first black millionaire, Jeremiah G. Hamilton. Cheadle will be teaming up once again with Steven Baigelman, who co-wrote the “Miles
Lawmakers look to mental health solutions to improve prison safety
Thursday, June 20, 2019
2017 was a deadly one for North Carolina prison officers. Five died in two separate incidents. Both made statewide headlines and lawmakers vowed to do something. Prison officials cited severe staffing shortages and high turnover rates as part of the problems that led to the officers’ deaths. The Charlotte Observer found that the state hired 2,000
MSUís Young earns top MEAC honor
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Morgan State slugger Damali Young was named Tuesday the MEAC 2019 Woman of the Year, as voted on by the senior woman administrators. The Westhampton, New Jersey, native ranked among the top five in eight conference categories. Young, who also was named HBCU Division I Player of the Year, holds 10 program records, including career hits and runs scored.
NBA earns overall 'A' grade in diversity hiring
Thursday, June 20, 2019
RALEIGH — A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men’s professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Tuesday indicated almost identical scores from last year. The grade for racial hiring was an A-plus with an
Raleigh entrepreneur shares insights on diversity, inclusion
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
A Business Leader’s Guide to Driving Diversity Inclusion in the Workplace By Donald Thompson eBook Thompson is continuing to share his entrepreneurial spirit and business expertise through his recent eBook, A Business Leader’s Guide to Driving Diversity Inclusion in the Workplace. Thompson started his career path in the technology industry,
A new pastor for St. Joseph AME
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
DURHAM – The Reverend Jonathan C. Augustine has been named St. Joseph AME’s 31st senior pastor. Augustine is the former senior pastor at St. James AME Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also is the national chaplain of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Augustine is a scholar. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Howard
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NC needs revised unemployment insurance system

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Sheriffs and lawmakers clash as immigration bill passes Senate

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Builders Blitz adds 2 new Durham homeowners

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