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BOOK: Fleeing war-torn Africa and returning
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Greener on the Other Side By Lionel Ntasano Authoright Publishing, $18.99 PN African teenager Nickolas returns home from school one day to find his family slaughtered. Shell-shocked, Nickolas escapes war-torn Burundi and flees to Manhattan, but the bustling, superficial city has no patience for the displaced young refugee. Uprooted and determined,
 
2015 Volkswagen Golf R
Thursday, April 23, 2015
SAN DIEGO – The high-powered, low-volume 2015 Volkswagen Golf R could play a big role in getting the German automaker's U.S. sales back on the good foot. That would mean more VWs rolling out of showroom doors. Here's the deal: the VW Golf recently was named car of the year by two very prestigious organizations. Now, the Volkswagen Golf R helps to
 
A new anthem of hope
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
DURHAM – Drugs, crime and murder. It’s a familiar narrative to Durham musician Marcus Cox, as he’s watched drugs and crime tear communities apart. But it’s also a story that inspired some of his latest work. Several years ago, after hearing about the murder of twins in Richmond County, Cox began to write songs in response to the
 
Youth music program celebrates 10th year
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
RALEIGH – The Jambalaya project, named after the Cajun dish of the same name, is a music journalism program for students. This summer marks its 10th year in operation, and it will celebrate this milestone by expanding its services across the state. “We want to touch upon some more of these rural areas. Music and the arts is kind of dwindling
 
BOOK: The secret to career success
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
THE $UCCESS FACTOR: Navigating the Treacherous Waters of Corporate America By Ted Bagley Xlibris Publishing After working your way through college, earning your degree and polishing your resume, that first entry-level job opportunity comes along, and you easily nail the interview from your months of practicing in the mirror and receive an offer the next
 
Amateur Night at Hayti kicks off second season
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
DURHAM – Last season’s local Amateur Night at the Hayti Heritage Center drew contestants from all over the Southeastern United States. Winners were guaranteed auditions at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. This year’s auditions have already begun and the first show for season two is April 19. So far, over 100 acts have
 

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Minority coaches organize new group

A group of prominent African-American college coaches, including Shaka Smart of the University

Blacks missing out on Obamacare savings

WASHINGTON – Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40