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Crowns: church, black women and hats
Thursday, August 17, 2017
RALEIGH – Go to any black church on a Sunday, and you’re bound to see a colorful hat or two bobbing over the heads of the parishioners. Go on an Easter Sunday, and the hats will look like confetti tossed over the crowd. But do you know why the bold, colorful hats are so popular? The musical “Crowns” will explore the answer to that
 
Raleigh artist featured at Lazy Daze Festival
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
CARY – Raleigh artist Eric McRay has been selected as the feature artist for the 41st Annual Cary Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival. McRay will unveil the “Cary Collection,” a series of heart-themed paintings created expressly for the town’s signature art expose. Each of the four paintings depicts one of the art festival’s
 
Keep it fresh from the garden to the table
Friday, August 11, 2017
You spent the summer weeding, watering and tending to your vegetable garden. Now all your effort has paid off with a bountiful harvest. Maximize the flavor and nutritional value of your homegrown vegetables with proper harvesting and storage. For the freshest flavor, always prepare and serve vegetables immediately after harvest. But let's face it, most of
 
From ‘Fresh Prince’ star to black history advocate
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Karyn Parsons grew up learning important stories of African-American achievement from her mother, an activist and librarian in South Central Los Angeles. As a result, not only did she embark on a successful acting career, becoming well known for her role as Hilary Banks on NBC’s long-running hit sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” but
 
Ask Alma: I haven’t told my fiancé I can’t have kids
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Dear Alma, I’m getting married in three weeks, and I couldn’t be happier. My fiancé is the best man I’ve ever met, and he loves me like a queen. All of our wedding arrangements have been made, and he is so loving and generous; he paid for everything. I knew from the moment we met that I wanted to be with him, and I want to spend
 
NC native debuts film at black theater festival
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Richmond County native Michael Brewer will debut his new feature film, “The Last Revolutionary,” at the 2017 National Black Theater and Film Festival. The film stars John Marshall Jones (Bosch, Rectify, Call of Duty), Levy Lee Simon and celebrated actress Marla Gibbs, and will be shown Aug. 4-5 at 10 a.m. at the Aperture Theatre, 411 W. Fourth
 
Rare screening of cult classic showing in Raleigh
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
RALEIGH – Speller Street Films brought you the award-winning documentary "Wilmington on Fire" about the horrifying history of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre and the hatred that fueled it. Now comes "As an Act of Protest," a narrative film about the psychological effects of racism and the consequences of both accepting and resisting it. Dennis Leroy
 

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CIAA North: Bowie hoping third time is charm

The CIAA football season is just days away. The Northern Division is looking to end a two-year