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Delta Dental awards $2,000 for smiles
Thursday, March 23, 2017
RALEIGH – Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County received a $2,000 Smiles for Kids grant from the Delta Dental Foundation to provide club members ages 6-18 with “Cavity Free Zone,” an innovative oral health education program. Boys and Girls Clubs also partners with dental students from the UNC School of Dentistry to provide free dental
 
Money key to food choices
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
A new study from North Carolina State and Campbell universities finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called “food deserts” is limited financial resources. Food deserts are areas that are far from supermarkets, which typically have a greater variety of nutritious
 
Warren Library still a staple for African-Americans
Thursday, March 16, 2017
DURHAM – The Durham Colored Library was founded in the basement of a church in 1913 as the first African-American library in Durham. In 1940, the library moved to its current location at 1201 Fayetteville Street and was re-named the Stanford L. Warren library. It has still remained an important hub for the city’s African-American community.
 
Make the most of that college visit
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The campus visit can be an important step in selecting a college or university. Whether the schools under consideration are local or across the country, visiting the campus provides a firsthand opportunity to evaluate the school and its programs. But to get the most out of the visit, it's important to do more than simply follow the student tour guide
 
Five tips for container gardening success
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Container gardens allow you to easily dress up your balcony and patio, create a colorful welcome for guests, and keep edibles close at hand for cooking and entertaining. They’re also a terrific way for new gardeners to get their start. Increase your success growing vegetables, herbs or flowers in a container with these tips. 1. Proper plant
 
CAARE: 20 years of healing and going strong
Thursday, March 2, 2017
DURHAM – Many nonprofits come and go, but for more than 20 years, CAARE is still caring for the Durham community. Their sign, bright red, at 214 Broadway Street in Durham, invites people in. Upon entering they will find someone with a big grin and friendly voice to greet them. The painted walls, along with the smile and greeting, brighten the whole
 

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NC Black Summit

Black elected officials, public policy advocates

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Sister to Sister forum

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The discussion will be

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Meet the Author

Time: 7 p.m. Hear from essayist, novelist and

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Black unemployment rises under Trump

During President Donald Trump's first full month in office, the black unemployment rate rose as

Make your point without arguing

We all face problems that crop up again and again. Most of us have probably yelled, "How many

LeVelle Moton spins the MEAC coaching carousel

Pretty soon, LeVelle Moton and Jerry Mack are going to be responsible for the upheaval of the