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Program offers low-cost Internet
Thursday, May 5, 2016
RALEIGH – Home Internet is no longer a luxury. Many people consider it a necessity for North Carolina families as they go to school, work and lead their daily lives, but, until now, the monthly cost of the service has been prohibitive for many families. That's changing with a new program offered by AT&T that offers online access for as little as
 
Military families more at risk for debt collection
Thursday, May 5, 2016
When it comes to consumer concerns, debt collection remains the top complaint most often reported to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Two newly-released CFPB reports reveal which consumers are most at risk and the businesses most often identified in debt collection issues. As of March 1, the CFPB found that California, Florida, Illinois, New York
 
Advocates call for end to discriminatory auto loans
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
In recent months, this column has reported on a series of settlements reached between banks and finance companies with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Justice. All of the actions were taken to resolve claims of discrimination in auto lending. To date, over $200 million in fines and restitution have been made to minority car
 
Beauty veteran creates washless hair cleaner
Monday, April 18, 2016
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Angie Ravenel, owner of Angie’s Hair Studio, broke through barriers when she created an innovative all-natural hair product and became a supplier with Wal-Mart. With a troubled childhood, Ravenel knew she didn’t want to be a product of her environment, and instead became a sought-after hairstylist, makeup artist,
 

Upcoming Events

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BBQ for Missions Fundraiser

Catered by Bill’s BBQ of Wilson

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African American Cultural Festival - Call for Vendors

Calling all artists, merchandise and food

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ICON Lecture Series

ICON is proud to present James Carafano PhD, a

Latest News

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Few endorsements making headlines in black newspapers

Forget it Hillary. Sorry Bernie. When the time came for the Florida Courier to endorse either

High school graduation not enough

RALEIGH – As part of its strategic plan, Wake County Public Schools’ goal is to

Barlow named VSU football coach

ETTRICK, Va. – Former Alabama State coach Reggie Barlow was hired Thursday to take the