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Michelle Obama at Jackson State: lessons in history and life
Sunday, May 1, 2016
First lady Michelle Obama assumed the roles of history professor, civil rights firebrand and fierce defender of her husband’s legacy Saturday as she urged Jackson State graduates to “devote your life to finding ways to help others.” In a spirited and often emotional address, Obama repeatedly referred to Mississippi’s history of
 
Impact of parent incarceration on NC children
Friday, April 29, 2016
RALEIGH – More than 179,000 children in North Carolina have been separated from a parent because of incarceration. While those parents are serving time, a new report released Monday from the Annie E. Casey Foundation recommends policies to help alleviate the impact on the children involved. Laila Bell, director of research and data for NC Child, says
 
KYN: Comic book artist creates his own heroes
Friday, April 29, 2016
The funny thing about comic book artist John Marshall is that he didn’t really grow up reading comics. “My younger brother would read some comics (occasionally) but I wasn’t into them… I didn’t have an enjoyment of reading at that time in my life,” Marshall said of his youth. Marshall picked up his first comic, with
 
Shaw celebrates school year with athletic social
Thursday, April 28, 2016
RALEIGH – Shaw University recently celebrated its athletic achievements for the 2015-16 year and named its top athletic award winners at its annual athletic social. Taking home top athletic accolades were men’s tennis junior Diego Choque and women’s basketball senior Kaula Jacks as Shaw’s male and female student-athletes of the
 
Traditional values are popular in the black community
Thursday, April 28, 2016
What do these four people all have in common: Steph Curry, Ayesha Alexander Curry, Carvin Haggins and BriaMarie? Yes, they are all involved in entertainment at the highest levels. Yes, they all have achieved some measure of success within the industry. Yes, they are all black. Yes, they are all Christians and, yes, they are all Americans. But I think the
 
African YouTube series challenges stereotypes of women
Thursday, April 28, 2016
A Ghana-based hit Web series, dubbed the African equivalent of “Sex and the City,” has found a large following while challenging stereotypes of women across the continent. Nicole Amarteifio created the YouTube series, “An African City,” in 2014, and tackles bold topics such as sex, love, politics, skin bleaching and “natural
 
Little Big Shot!
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Raleigh’s Timmy Richardson, 10, will debuts his talents alongside Steve Harvey on NBC’s “Little Big Shots” produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey. Timmy was recently honored with the Hardest Working Youth Award by New Generation Temple in Raleigh. For the past six years, he was the pint-sized drum major with Shaw
 
Seniors have a new place to call home
Thursday, April 28, 2016
CARY – There already is a six-year wait to get into Willow Creek. Willow Creek is DHIC’s latest affordable housing apartment complex for senior residents. Located near the Morrisville Market shopping center off Davis Drive, it features 53 apartments for seniors earning 60 percent or less of the Area Median Income, which is $32,000 for a single
 
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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