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Nigerian artist adds talents to museum wall
Sunday, May 21, 2017
RALEIGH – The North Carolina Museum of Art is hosting Nigerian-American and D.C.-based artist Victor Ekpuk to create a 30-by-18-foot site-specific wall drawing in the Museum’s new, expanded African art gallery. The chalk drawing will be on view for a full year, beginning when the gallery opens at the end of June. Ekpuk’s creation will be
BOOK: Give your kids a free college education
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Parent’s Smart Guide to Sending Your Kids to College Without Going Broke By Gwen Thomas It’s that time of year when millions of college-bound students and their parents are struggling to figure out how to pay for the high cost of tuition. And, for many returning students, the issue is the same. Yet one woman has unlocked the key to saving
Steve McQueen to direct authorized Tupac doc
Thursday, May 18, 2017
LOS ANGELES — Academy Award-winner Steve McQueen is set to direct a documentary about Tupac Shakur. Shakur Estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment said that the film is fully sanctioned by the late hip-hop artist’s estate. McQueen is best known for directing “12 Years a Slave,” which won the best picture Oscar in 2014 and
Grow more edibles with keyhole gardening
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Raise your gardening efforts to a new level with keyhole gardening. You’ll increase your garden’s productivity in a smaller space while using less water and fertilizer. This intensive technique was first used in Africa where it’s hot and dry, and the topsoil is shallow. Now gardeners growing in a variety of climates around the world are
BOOK: Know your black history
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Fanny Marion Jackson Coppin: First Black Female Principal By L.A. Johnson Born into slavery, life was hard for Fanny Marion. Nevertheless, she overcame adversity to become the namesake Coppin State University. Johnson’s new eBook, “Fanny Marion Jackson Coppin: First Black Female Principal,” the second eBook in her “Forget Me Not
Harvesting, storing and preserving herbs
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Enjoy herbs all year round. Harvest herbs now for garden-fresh meals and preserve a few for the winter ahead. Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times more fresh herbs than dried except for Rosemary, which has an equally strong flavor fresh or dried. Continue harvesting herbs
Fitness workout gets brides fit for wedding day
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
More than 2 million couples get married in the United States annually, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. For some, it’s a special rite of passage and a chance to improve certain areas in life, including one’s health. That was the case for Cordnesha Mosby. For her, signing up for a customized Boom Shock Fitness workout plan
BOOK: Power couple discusses grown-up love
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Loving in the Grown Zone By Zara D. Green and Alfred Edmond Jr. Balboa Press Citing consequences ranging from divorce and intimate partner violence to damage done to finances, businesses and careers, Green and Edmond Jr. are escalating their campaign against “stupidity in the name of love.” In addition to live events, online training programs
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