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BOOK: Motherless daughters on Motherís Day
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Straight from the Heart & Spirit of A Mother By L.K. Alexander-Bedford Tate Publishing, $13.99 PB It can be a difficult time for women who have lost their mothers on Mother’s Day. Alexander-Bedford wrote “Straight from the Heart and Spirit of a Mother” to bring comfort, strength and faith to all women in need, but especially to those
 
Movie Review: Kineau
Thursday, May 5, 2016
They're 50 percent black and 50 percent white. One hundred percent nerd. Go figure. Left to their own devices and dull lives, not a lot of excitement comes their way. Until that fateful day when a lost and forlorn kitty shows up at the door. Then all hell breaks loose, and Rell (Jordan Peele) and his cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key) have to step out of
 
Swapping food for community engagement
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
DURHAM – Bull City Food Swap, organized by Erin Urquhart, is set to make its debut at Fullsteam Brewery on May 9. This will be the first such event to take place in the Triangle area. Urquhart first came up with the idea of holding food swap events while living in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Inspired by her time canning and pickling, Urquhart wanted
 
African YouTube series challenges stereotypes of women
Thursday, April 28, 2016
A Ghana-based hit Web series, dubbed the African equivalent of “Sex and the City,” has found a large following while challenging stereotypes of women across the continent. Nicole Amarteifio created the YouTube series, “An African City,” in 2014, and tackles bold topics such as sex, love, politics, skin bleaching and “natural
 
BOOK: Children's book honors fathers
Thursday, April 28, 2016
My Daddy Does My Hair By Sharon Hart-Harris Vision Directives “My Daddy Does My Hair” is hitting the market at the perfect time. Pantene Hair has joined forces with the NFL and some of its players to display a tender moment and time of bonding between a father and daughter while he does her hair. The style of the hair is not what’s
 
State department, UNC turn to hip-hop to bring world closer
Saturday, April 23, 2016
With battles, braggadocio and bravado being the norm within hip–hop, diplomacy has to be one of the last things that comes to mind. Beef, a common rap term for conflict and that can often be deadly, has to be one of the first. Which is what makes Next Level, a small but far-flung hip-hop initiative supported by the U.S. State Department and run in
 
BOOK: Reconciliation should start with congregations
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism By Drew G.I. Hart Herald Press, $16.99 PB What if our intuitions about race are wrong? What if racial reconciliation doesn’t look like what you expected? The high-profile killings of young black men by white police officers, and the protests and violence that ensured, have convinced
 
RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Time-saving slow cooking
Thursday, April 21, 2016
On those busy days when you don't have much time, a slow cooker can be the solution to getting a hot, wholesome meal on the table. Simply add all the ingredients in the morning, turn on the device, and you get to come home to a wholesome, hot meal, especially good on chilly days. So many recipes – especially ones for slow cookers, soups, stews and
 
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