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NC's Medicaid: better value, better care?
Thursday, December 7, 2017
RALEIGH – While the federal government debates the future of health care, North Carolina is trying to steer its own path when it comes to coverage of the state's Medicaid population. The state is awaiting federal approval for an amendment to how it structures payments and care. Under the proposal, North Carolina would contract with private entities
Hip-hop and HIV awareness
Saturday, December 2, 2017
DURHAM – Get tested. Stay safe and know your HIV status. As part of the 2017 World AIDS Day commemoration, The Durham Knows Campaign partnered with Beats n Bars Festival to host a panel discussion and networking event on AIDS awareness. Health experts and hip-hop artists gathered to touch on the theme, “Love, Hip Hop, and HIV,” in front
Program aims to raise awareness of lupus among blacks
Monday, November 27, 2017
A new Lupus Education & Awareness for Patients, Professionals & Providers program (LEAP) has been designed to improve diagnoses and treatment of blacks, according to researchers. For black women, whose rates of diagnosis chart three to four times more often than others, LEAP has the potential to drastically improve the quality of life for both
Open enrollment for 2018 ACA begins Nov. 1
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
RALEIGH – Open enrollment for the 2018 Federal Health Insurance Exchange begins Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 15 with coverage to start Jan. 1, 2018. “This is a shorter enrollment period than previous years,” North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said. “If you do not have health insurance elsewhere, you need to take part

Upcoming Events

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Cool John Ferguson

Time: 8:30 p.m. Cool John Ferguson will perform


Clothes Closet/Food Pantry

The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church


Benefit Concert

Time: 3 to 6 p.m. A holiday gospel benefit

Latest News

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JCSU testing new device for concussion research

CHARLOTTE – The Johnson C. Smith athletic training staff is using a new technology to help

‘We do not need President Trump to honor our own’

The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations has suspended its call for a presidential

Weaver Street Market to open at The Dillon

RALEIGH – Kane Realty Corporation and Federal Capital Partners are opening a Weaver Street