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Is the Postal Service slowing mail delivery?
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Already frustrated with late, delayed or lost mail? Residents who depend on the U.S. Postal Service can expect even more frustration. As first reported by the Associated Press, mail deliveries could be delayed by a day or more under cost-cutting efforts being imposed by the new postmaster general. “The plan eliminates overtime for hundreds of
SE Raleigh gets black-owned grocery store
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
For years Southeast Raleigh has been a neglected area of the city of Raleigh’s revitalization efforts. Grocery stores and healthy food restaurants are scarce, if nonexistent, in some areas. Instead of sitting around waiting for business developers to get a clue, some residents are taking matters into their own hands. Demetrius Hunter is one of
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
DURHAM CHAMBER * Aug. 22, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Rebuilding the Legacy of Black Wall Street is an online event for young adults ages 18-25 who are interested in entrepreneurship. Register at durhamchamber.org. MEETING Greater Raleigh Convention Visitors Bureau will host its annual meeting virtually on Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. Register at
Amazon celebrates opening of Garner center
Monday, August 10, 2020
Amazon officially opened its sixth new fulfillment operation in North Carolina. Celebrating the building’s first day, Amazon leaders in Garner welcomed hundreds of new team members inside the 640,000 square-foot building for the first time. After a morning of training and fun activities on Aug. 2, associates received the first item into the new
N.C. coworking spaces hold steady during pandemic
Friday, August 7, 2020
COVID-era coworking spaces sport a slightly different aesthetic than the ping pong tables and communal sitting areas they were initially known for. Now their features include caution tape and 6 feet of separation between desks. Cleaning supplies near all shared surfaces. Masks in communal spaces. Single serve coffee rather than coffee bar setups. But even
NC breweries are joining the ‘Black is Beautiful’ beer collaboration
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Thirty-nine breweries in North Carolina have joined the Black is Beautiful beer collaboration, which uses a specially branded imperial stout to raise awareness of racial injustice and raise money for organizations that promote equality and inclusion. But the craft brewing industry itself suffers from a lack of diversity, both statewide and nationally. Out
Ford and NUL launch initiative to help black small business owners
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Ford Motor Co. and its philanthropic arm, Ford Motor Company Fund, are joining with the National Urban League to provide $600,000 in grants to Black business owners negatively afflicted by COVID-19. The Emergency Capital Access Program will provide small grants, combined with technical assistance and advisory services, to Black business owners through
Black-owned Ben & Jerry’s serve up ice cream, racial education
Monday, July 27, 2020
Black-owned Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops in North Carolina are offering a free scoop of their famous chunks and swirls to any customer who donates to WE ARE, a statewide anti-racist education organization. The offer comes shortly after the murder of George Floyd and numerous protests over racial injustice. Ben & Jerry’s issued a statement
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HBCUs benefit from philanthropy in wake of protests

Within days after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife Patty Quillin pledged a total of $120

Is the Postal Service slowing mail delivery?

Already frustrated with late, delayed or lost mail? Residents who depend on the U.S. Postal

NC Community Colleges begin bias training for law enforcement

With the goal of providing law enforcement training to all 100 counties in the state, the North