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Maternal deaths among black women continue troubling trend
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The anticipation of bringing a new bundle of joy into the world – and all that comes with it – can be both exciting and stressful for moms-to-be. But if you are an expectant African-American mother, there is much more at stake, according to a recent study. Having a baby comes with several risk factors, and too many black moms die during and
 
Durham County Child Data Card reveals lack of progress
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The new Durham County Data Card shows that child poverty and hunger remain major problems for children. Almost 46 percent of Durham County children still live in poor or near-poor homes, a major risk factor for negative educational, health, and economic outcomes in the future. Additionally, 20.1 percent of Durham County children live in food insecure
 
Kellie Falk to serve as honorary chair of Artsplosure
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
RALEIGH – Kellie Falk will be the honorary chair of the 39th annual Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival. This free spring arts festival is May 19-20 in the heart of downtown Raleigh on Fayetteville Street. Falk began her career at Drucker + Falk in 1988, but left shortly thereafter to satisfy her entrepreneurial spirit. She is president of
 
Raleigh churches partner for racial reconciliation
Monday, April 2, 2018
RALEIGH – Children and parents hustled to pick up the pastel eggs scattered on the lawn across from Christ our King Community Church in Southeast Raleigh. The egg hunt was part of a joint Easter celebration hosted by Christ Our King and Ekklesia Church of Raleigh. The two churches, one predominantly black and the other predominantly white, developed
 
You’re probably paying more than you should on loans
Monday, April 2, 2018
The Federal Reserve makes headlines from New York to Hong Kong anytime it lifts its benchmark interest rate. Rightfully so, as any increase tends to drive up borrowing costs on everything from credit cards to auto loans and mortgages. There’s a more important factor that determines how much you’ll pay when you borrow money to buy a car or home,
 
WNBA player talks relationships and unrealistic expectations
Monday, April 2, 2018
Notes in the Key of Heart Break By Imani McGee Stafford WNBA star, poet, writer and mental health advocate, McGee-Stafford, adds published author to her burgeoning brand. Notes in the Key of Heartbreak, a book of poems by the Atlanta Dream center standout, is the next chapter in her remarkable journey towards becoming a true renaissance woman. “We
 
Groups protest male circumcision
Monday, April 2, 2018
GREENSBORO – It's a medical procedure performed on more than half of American males, but there is a growing feeling among some that circumcision serves no valid medical purpose and may actually jeopardize male sexuality. This month the group Bloodstained Men & Their Friends is touring the Carolinas to raise awareness about what they say are
 
Pfizer partners with sickle cell disease community
Thursday, March 29, 2018
People living with sickle cell disease fight a lifelong, uphill battle against severe pain, isolation and a medical establishment often ill-equipped to offer compassionate, informed care. That’s why Pfizer Inc., partnered with the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America to create oneSCDvoice, a digital platform that provides access to resources
 
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