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Obama emphasizes his legacy’s state of jeopardy
Monday, September 26, 2016
The 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards dinner on Sept. 17 not only featured the last CBCF conference address from the nation’s first black president, but it featured politicians and the organization’s leadership who also stressed the importance of preserving the current political agenda for the benefit of the youth and the
Justice Department announces $20M for police body cameras
Monday, September 26, 2016
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Justice Department announced Monday it's awarding more than $20 million for law enforcement agencies around the country to establish or enhance their use of body cameras, a move that comes after several fatal shootings of black men by police that have prompted widespread protests. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the
Anthem protests spread to colleges and WNBA
Monday, September 26, 2016
NEW YORK – Liberty guard Brittany Boyd sat on the bench with her head bowed in prayer during the national anthem before a WNBA playoff game. Hours earlier, college football players for Michigan and Michigan State, along with a group of students at North Carolina, raised their fists during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Since 49ers
Denzel reunites with director in Kurosawa Classic
Sunday, September 25, 2016
The Magnificent Seven ••• stars Directed by the legendary Akira Kurosawa in 1954, “Seven Samurai” was a groundbreaking film which had a profound influence on the evolution of cinema for generations to come. Superficially, that seminal work merely reads like a martial arts epic set in 16th century Japan. Yet, over the years, it
Durham dedicates veterans’ apartment complex
Saturday, September 24, 2016
DURHAM – Following a two-year effort led by Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell to help disabled veterans who have been homeless for a year or more, Durham has been recognized by the federal government for effectively ending chronic veteran homelessness. The public is invited to attend the celebration for Durham’s milestone achievement as
Black community sees Charlotte as glimmering, fake Oz
Saturday, September 24, 2016
CHARLOTTE – To much of the world, Charlotte is the Queen City – a gleaming downtown, state-of-the-art stadiums, sparkling new mass transit, the nation's banking capital. But a very different Charlotte came into the spotlight in the past few days. Move outside the city's core and there are neighborhoods such as the one where a black police
SIAC partners with grooming company
Friday, September 23, 2016
The SIAC, the “other” Division II HBCU conference, has partnered with Walker & Company’s Bevel to become its official grooming partner for the conference. Bevel helps reduce razor bumps and skin irritation, something a lot of black men have trouble with from shaving. Basketball, already? The CIAA Basketball Media Day is Oct. 6 at the
4th Circuit upholds freedom to pray for NC county
Friday, September 23, 2016
RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled Monday to uphold a North Carolina county’s prayer policy. ADF attorneys were co-counsel in the case and were also the attorneys behind the 2014 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Town of Greece v. Galloway that upheld prayer at public meetings, which the 4th Circuit cited as critical
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Faith is a verb

Scripture says you should live your life in such a way that those around you can see the Jesus

Does ECSU have a new women’s coach?

CC heard a wild rumor last weekend. We overheard – OK we were eavesdropping –

Susan B. Komen sets funding to breast cancer research

DALLAS – Building on its bold goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in