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What black parents must do this summer
Saturday, July 7, 2018
There is a three-year gap between black and white students. Many people love to believe it’s due to income, fatherlessness, educational attainment of the parent and lack of parental involvement. I believe a major reason for the gap is we continue to close schools for the summer as if we are an agrarian economy. Very few black youth will be farming
 
Add healthy sweet potatoes to your daily cooking repertoire
Friday, July 6, 2018
Sweet potatoes are trending and are all the rage! One medium California sweet potato has only 105 calories and 0g of fat, yet this versatile veggie contains more than 80 nutrients, including protein, manganese, carotene, potassium, calcium, vitamin C and more than an entire day’s worth of vitamin A. Plus, California sweet potatoes are rich with
 
BOOK: A thriller in the age of Black Lives Matter
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Down the River Unto the Sea By Walter Mosley Mulholland Books, $27 HC For the first time in a decade, Mosley returns to Little, Brown and Company (and, specifically, Mulholland Books) with Down the River Unto the Sea, the first thriller for the age of Black Lives Matter. With references to Mumia Abu-Jamal and the lawless cities all people of color are
 
Prospective teachers more likely to view black faces as angry
Thursday, July 5, 2018
A preliminary study of prospective teachers finds that they are more likely to view the face of black adults as angry compared to the faces of white adults. Similarly, the study participants viewed the behavior of black children as more hostile than the behavior of white children. “Black students experience more suspensions, expulsions and
 
Hampton, Claflin officially gone
Thursday, July 5, 2018
July 1 brought some official changes to two HBCU conferences. Hampton is now a member of the Big South Conference, and Claflin has left the SIAC for the CIAA. Should make for an interesting first year. New basketball officials With the retirement of Jim Burch, who has left some big shoes to fill, the CIAA has named two coordinators of basketball
 
Churches looking 'more like their neighborhoods'
Thursday, July 5, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More American churches are multiracial, but still less so than the neighborhoods surrounding them, a new study shows. A Baylor University study, released June 20, found the percentage of multiracial congregations in the United States nearly doubled. From 1998 to 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, multiracial
 
Missionaries you should know: George Liele
Thursday, July 5, 2018
RICHMOND – One of the most significant figures in the history of Christian missions is a freed Georgia slave named George Liele. Even though William Carey may be called the father of the modern missionary movement, Liele left America and planted the Gospel in Jamaica a full 10 years before Carey left England. Liele came to Christ in 1773 at the age
 
Juvenile council discuss ways to reduce juvenile delinquency
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
DURHAM – Area residents and concerned citizens attended a community forum last week to learn about ways to reduce juvenile delinquency and to improve services for local youth. The Durham County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council hosted the Let’s Talk Community Conversation at the Hayti Heritage Center to bring residents, criminal justice
 
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Just say ‘no’ to 6 NC amendments

The easiest way to push back against North Carolina’s rogue General Assembly is to vote

10th Eagle signs pro baseball contract

The CIAA now has a sports network. The conference office has partnered with Blue Frame

Another round of ACA navigator funding cuts

The Trump administration's decision last week to slash funding to nonprofit groups that help