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North Carolina Democrats hope for 2018 gains
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
RALEIGH — North Carolina Democrats say they are beginning 2018 energized and intent on regaining their historical control of the state’s General Assembly, harnessing anger over Republican Donald Trump’s presidency and buoyed by Democratic victories elsewhere. Eager to reassert their longtime influence on North Carolina politics, the
 
Remembering Mamie ‘Peanut’ Johnson
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Mamie “Peanut” Johnson died Dec. 19 at age 82. I feel it necessary to weigh in on her life story a little because she was a good friend. Peanut was born in 1935 when the atmosphere in America was not so welcoming for colored children, especially for girls. Growing up she played sandlot baseball with the boys. When the All American
 
BOOK: Black Hollywood legend pens new memoir
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Jenifer Lewis, affectionately nicknamed “Auntie” in black Hollywood, recently made a special appearance at the Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., where she shared the trials, tribulations and triumphs of her journey to superstardom, while sending a strong message to millennials to stand up and find a purpose.
 
Raising debt-free children
Friday, December 29, 2017
FORT WORTH, Texas – Money. Everybody talks about it. Almost everybody thinks they need more of it. Some people have budgets or spending plans, while many people are in debt, some deeply in debt. Most of us wish our children would learn to manage their money well, perhaps better than we manage our own. What does the Bible say about money, and how do
 
NEWSMAKER OF THE YEAR
Friday, December 29, 2017
HILLSBOROUGH – Maya Angelou said, “I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” Through that definition and others, Latarndra Strong (yellow coat) is a hero – though she probably wouldn’t think of herself that way. “She’ll do anything for you. She will break her neck to
 
Mid-term grade time for Triangle HBCUs
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Virginia State is the last man, er, woman standing as the only undefeated CIAA team (11-0) left. With the first semester coming to a close, time to take a look at how the Triangle HBCUs are fairing. WOMEN N.C. Central (2-10) After winning her first game as the new head coach, Trisha Stafford-Odom’s Eagles have come back to earth, winners of just
 
V Foundation keeps Stuart Scott legacy alive
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Former ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott once famously said, “When you die, it does not mean you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” Scott lived in a way that inspired others, and he made the fight against cancer his legacy. Now, a fund established in his name at the V Foundation
 
Follow black women to victory in 2018
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
"It's a good night to be an African-American woman," said CNN political commentator Symone Sanders. This was her response to the historic Doug Jones victory over Roy Moore in the special Alabama senatorial election. But Democrats and Republicans alike should take heed. Political pundits can parse words, slice and dice the numbers and call Roy Moore a
 
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Republicans picking up pace on judicial redistricting deal

RALEIGH — Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly are picking up the pace on