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Grow garlic this fall for flavorful meals and health benefits
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Add a bit of flavor and health benefits to your main course with some homegrown garlic. This vegetable has been used for thousands of years as both food and medicine. Today, it is credited with fighting heart disease, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and boosting the immune system while fighting cancer. Grow garlic in a well-drained soil and full
BOOK: Roots of ‘Black Hair Love’ relevant during racial reckoning
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
DURHAM — There’s this poem called “Retro Thoughts” that goes: Silky, straight Straightening comb Sulfur 8 Sizzling long Hot plate Be still You’ll get burnt A loving pop Remind you it’s hot Things we did for those silky-straight locs It’s a Black thing. You — well, unless you’re Black —
Live-action documentary looks at black mental health
Monday, October 12, 2020
Jamil McGinnis and Pat Heywood’s short film “Gramercy” examines a young black man struggling with depression. This topical short received its world premiere at the 2020 Locarno Film Festival, where Variety named it one of the festival’s not-to-miss shorts. It was also programmed by Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins at this
Film: ‘Time’ a terrific look at the pull of loss
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
There is a scene in the documentary “Time” that captures a woman on the phone trying to speak to a judge’s clerk. She’s put on hold. Nothing happens as the seconds tick away. One minute becomes two. The woman is still, waiting patiently. Eventually, she gets through but the call comes to nothing. Most filmmakers would leave that
Breakfast success with blueberry donuts
Monday, October 5, 2020
From the first ring of the alarm to tying shoes and heading out the door, busy mornings can be stressful for the entire family. While many shortcuts exist to make the start to your day easier, one simple solution is to have breakfast ready to eat on the go. Handheld foods make it easier to enjoy morning meals while at the office or in the classroom. These
Problem Solved: Home Depot tile problem
Monday, October 5, 2020
Q: Home Depot screwed up our tile job twice over 17 months. Six supervisors and managers later, everyone agreed, without exception, it needed to be done again. Somehow, when it went to corporate, this agreement morphed into only providing a full refund, conditioned on signing a two-page nondisclosure agreement they overnighted to us for signature. We never
BOOK: #1 Amazon new release
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Black Girl, White School: Thriving, Surviving, and No, You Can’t Touch My Hair. By Olivia V.G. Clarke In a summer filled with calls for racial justice, a high school senior is amplifying voices of Black girls in predominantly white schools, leaving her mark and sparking important conversations. At just 16 years old, Clarke created and edited an
The ArtsCenter selects muralist for Gray Squirrel Project
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
CARRBORO – The ArtsCenter has selected Jermaine “JP” Powell for the forthcoming mural project on the wall of Gray Squirrel Coffee. After reviewing proposals from 20 artists and teams in the Triangle , a panel composed of local arts, education, and nonprofit leaders selected Powell to create and install the final mural design at 360 E. Main

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The Spark with Tift Merritt

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Glynnis Reed Exhibit

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Spirit of Our Nature


Lincoln Community Health Center - WIC Program Resources

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