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Real Christians have always had targets on their backs
Saturday, January 6, 2018
I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House in Dallas preach a sermon that really caught my attention. He reminded those in the audience that most of the Bible was written from a jail cell. I think his overall message had something to do with his prison outreach ministry, which I understand to be significant. I was so struck, however, by the
Christian bakers lose in Oregon appeals court
Saturday, January 6, 2018
WASHINGTON – Christian wedding vendors who decline to provide services for same-sex ceremonies have suffered another legal setback. The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 28 that the state did not violate the First Amendment rights of Aaron and Melissa Klein in a 2015 order that included a $135,000 fine. The three-judge panel upheld a decision by the
Records show no black armed Confederates
Friday, January 5, 2018
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two South Carolina lawmakers want to build a monument at the Statehouse to honor black Confederate veterans, but pension records show the state never recognized armed African-American soldiers during the Civil War. The State newspaper reviewed pension records from 1923 that show three blacks claimed armed service in South Carolina
Hillside, New Tech manage large enrollments after Kestrel Heights closure
Friday, January 5, 2018
DURHAM – The state-of-the-art building that houses Hillside and Hillside New Tech high schools is experiencing a significant enrollment increase this academic year. The building, which was built for 1,500 students, is opening its doors every morning to almost 1,700. What has really pushed the capacity to the edge is the recent closing of Kestrel
A talk with the Commish
Friday, January 5, 2018
MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas talked with Lut Williams, publisher and editor of the Black College Sports Page, some 72 hours before the third annual Celebration Bowl last month in Atlanta. The game, which features the SWAC champion versus the MEAC champion, is sponsored by ESPN and includes a $1 million payout to both conferences. Thomas talks about the
Grambling's Hill records first quadruple-double in 25 years
Thursday, January 4, 2018
GRAMBLING, La. – Shakyla Hill notched a quadruple double in leading Grambling State (5-8, 2-0 SWAC) to a 93-71 victory over Alabama State (2-11, 0-2 SWAC) Wednesday at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Hill recorded 15 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals. It is the first quadruple double of the season by any player in the nation, and
Black student who helped desegregate university dies
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
RALEIGH — LeRoy Frasier, who, along with his brother and another high school student, was among the first African-American undergraduate students to successfully challenge racial segregation at North Carolina’s flagship public university, has died at the age of 80. Family members said Tuesday that Frasier, a long-time English teacher, suffered
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
BWIB Black Women in Business will begin a new satellite radio show called GEMS beginning Jan. 8. GEMS will be carried o the Every.Black channel on the Truth Network. KNIGHTDALE CHAMBER Jan. 10, 8 a.m. – 2018 Economic Forum, Knightdale Town Hall, 950 Steeple Square Court. Register at knightdalechamber.org. DURHAM CHAMBER Jan. 11, 9-10:15 a.m.
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