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Michael Jackson’s popularity endures, even after new scandal
Monday, June 24, 2019
LOS ANGELES — The documentary “Leaving Neverland” presented a disturbing depiction of Michael Jackson as a child molester, but the initial wave of negative publicity hasn’t greatly diminished the King of Pop’s image or the enduring popularity of his music. Many believe Jackson’s musical legacy is still going strong as
Chevrolet gives HBCU students an opportunity to ‘Discover the Unexpected’
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association have selected six students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to participate in the 2019 Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship. With the help of NNPA editors and reporters, the Fellows will travel the country to discover and share positive, inspirational and relevant stories
Prevent tick-borne diseases while enjoying the outdoors
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden or play. Continue enjoying the outdoors by enlisting a variety of strategies to limit your risk of exposure to ticks and the disease pathogens they
Raleigh black theater hits the big time
Friday, June 7, 2019
RALEIGH – With just over a year since its birth, a Raleigh-based black theater company’s debut show has landed on a main stage at the National Black Theatre Festival, festival organizers announced Monday. “Pooled: A Gospel Musical Drama,” written by Moses T. Alexander Greene , right, and directed by Deb Royals-Mizerk, will be
Mint: cool, refreshing and straight from the garden
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Add a bit of cool flavor to your beverages and meals this summer with homegrown mint. Try using peppermint leaves in fruit cocktails and ice cream. Add spearmint to your tea or use the leaves to season lamb and jelly. Or try chocolate mint for a unique sweet and refreshing flavor in desserts and drinks. This vigorous plant is easy to grow and suited to
For Apollonia Kotero, Prince was a king
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
NEW YORK — Former Prince protégé and longtime friend Apollonia Kotero said the Purple One had major plans for her before his untimely death in 2016, including new music, a possible film and even a book to follow-up his upcoming memoir. He had even given Kotero and her Apollonia 6 bandmates the trademark to the group’s name to keep

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Builders Blitz adds 2 new Durham homeowners

DURHAM – In only seven days, Durham gained two new houses and homeowners thanks to the