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Military families more at risk for debt collection
Thursday, May 5, 2016
When it comes to consumer concerns, debt collection remains the top complaint most often reported to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Two newly-released CFPB reports reveal which consumers are most at risk and the businesses most often identified in debt collection issues. As of March 1, the CFPB found that California, Florida, Illinois, New York
 
Swapping food for community engagement
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
DURHAM – Bull City Food Swap, organized by Erin Urquhart, is set to make its debut at Fullsteam Brewery on May 9. This will be the first such event to take place in the Triangle area. Urquhart first came up with the idea of holding food swap events while living in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Inspired by her time canning and pickling, Urquhart wanted
 
A&T coaches rewarded for success
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
A MEAC tournament championship and NCAA tournament appearance is paying off for N.C. A&T women’s basketball coaches. Literally. Coach Tarrell Robinson dished out promotions to his staff last week: Shavon Earp is now associate head coach, Franklin Scott is recruiting coordinator/assistant coach, and Jaleesa Sams is an assistant. The Lady Aggies
 
White House pushes tuition-free community college program
Monday, May 2, 2016
The White House will roll out a $100 million program to strengthen tuition-free community college programs across the United States early this summer. Vice President Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, formally announced the grant program at the Community College of Philadelphia last week. The competitive grant program will offer $100 million to community
 
Voter suppression gets a pass
Monday, May 2, 2016
A federal judge’s ruling that upholds changes in North Carolina election laws, despite their effect of making it harder for some citizens to vote, seems to rest on his conclusion that, well, there’s no reason to get all upset about a little inconvenience. Civil rights and social justice groups have led the charge against a raft of provisions
 
Durham program gives underserved a ‘step up’
Monday, May 2, 2016
DURHAM – Nothing stops a bullet than a job, said Keith Daniel of the newly-formed nonprofit group, StepUp Durham, during last week’s monthly meeting of the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. The group, which focuses on employment opportunities and life skills training, shared its mission before the coalition at Shepherd’s House
 
Beloved city council member passes
Monday, May 2, 2016
DURHAM – Angela Vandoren Langley was small but mighty. Ms. Langley passed away on April 25 from health complications. Though bound to a wheelchair from a disease that made her bones extremely brittle, she didn’t let her 3-foot-2 frame stop her from being a powerhouse in the community. After graduating from N.C. Central University in 1984, Ms.
 
Buccaneers select NCCU’s Ryan Smith - UPDATED
Sunday, May 1, 2016
It took a little longer than expected, but North Carolina Central cornerback Ryan Smith got the call. Smith, a projected second round pick by some prognosticators, was selected in the fourth round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He becomes just the second Eagles drafted in the past 25 years. The Buccaneers also selected defensive end Greg Peterson in 2007.
 
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Few endorsements making headlines in black newspapers

Forget it Hillary. Sorry Bernie. When the time came for the Florida Courier to endorse either

High school graduation not enough

RALEIGH – As part of its strategic plan, Wake County Public Schools’ goal is to

Barlow named VSU football coach

ETTRICK, Va. – Former Alabama State coach Reggie Barlow was hired Thursday to take the