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Survivor Taraji P. Henson speaks out against domestic violence
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson revealed her intimate experience with domestic violence in a Sept. 8 interview with MSNBC.com. In discussing her new film, No Good Deeds, and its parallels to the trending news topic of violence against women, Henson revealed she had been the victim of domestic violence. In the new thriller, Henson stars as a
 
Cohen, Aggies defense lead A&T past Elon
Sunday, September 14, 2014
ELON – North Carolina A&T running back Tarik Cohen fancies himself as a player who can do multiple things on a football field. He even suggested that at some point this season he may he even kick a field goal. For now, the Aggies will live with what Cohen gave them in the Aggies 17-12 win over Elon Saturday night at Rhodes Stadium. Cohen rushed
 
RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Add to your holiday recipe collection
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Whether following a treasured family recipe or trying something new, many newcomers mistakenly see baking as an intimidating challenge. To add to your collection of holiday recipes, here is one for Mini Apple Pies that can be given as gifts and one for Sour Cream Rolls that are sure to become a family favorite. Mini Apple Pies Prep time: 30 minutes Bake
 
CVS unveils new name, halts tobacco sales
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The nation’s second largest drugstore, CVS Caremark, announced Sept. 2 that it has changed its corporate name to CVS Health, and has ended the sale of tobacco in all of its store locations nationwide. The decision to change its corporate name stems from a push to focus on customer health and stake a claim in the health care market. With 7,700 retail
 
10 job mistakes that may be sabotaging your career
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Yet again, you’ve been passed over for a promotion. As you throw a pity party for one in your drab cubicle, you can’t help but wonder why. After all, you get your job done satisfactorily — at least, you haven’t received any complaints. You don’t take any more workday breaks or days off than your neighbors in Cubicle-ville. You
 
Social media effect still difficult to prove
Thursday, September 11, 2014
DURHAM – Chief marketing officers from top companies expect to spend more than ever on social media, but many remain unsure how to demonstrate its impact on their businesses, a new survey finds. CMOs also continue to find it difficult to integrate social media activities into the rest of their marketing strategies. These are just some of the findings
 
Itís time to mend the ties between police and the black community
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Ask young boys what they want to be when they grow up, and the answer might be “police officer.” It’s common to want to protect the innocent, have authority and be the hero. For me, it wasn’t any different. I wanted to put on a uniform and badge so I could protect and serve. As I was growing up, my parents were adamant that I have
 
Buffalo Soldier Colonel Charles Young returns home
Thursday, September 11, 2014
On Sept. 28, the National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations, joined by the Mason County Government and the Maysville Community Technical College, are hosting an event in Mays Lick, Kentucky, honoring the legacy of Colonel Charles Young. The event is to mark the restoration of the birth cabin of Young and premier a commissioned bronze maquette of his
 
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Wealth and income inequalities hurt economic recovery

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Place the black dollar under arrest

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Start young to curb violent tendencies

DURHAM – Aggressive children are less likely to become violent criminals or