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Rapeís other victims
Friday, February 20, 2015
WASHINGTON – The first time Tiffany Perry learned about her conception, she was too innocent to fully understand the gentle explanation her mother was offering, too young to process such a heavy and complicated behavior. What she distinctly remembers is watching “Oprah” with her mom a few years later, as a 10-year-old. It was the
Income inequality rises in all 50 states
Thursday, February 19, 2015
WASHINGTON – Income inequality is rising and it affects workers in every state, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute. Researchers from EPI, a nonpartisan think tank focused on low- and middle-income workers, analyzed Internal Revenue Service data for all 50 states and found that not only was the income gap between the top 1
Unhealthy choices for migrated blacks increased mortality rates
Thursday, February 19, 2015
DURHAM –Millions of African-Americans left the rural South during the 20th century in search of greater opportunities for work, education and overall quality of life in the urban North, Midwest and West. But the gains many made were clouded by an increased mortality rate, likely the result of unhealthy habits picked up by vices common in the big
Report examines N.C. economic incentive programs
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
RALEIGH – A bill is expected in the N.C. General Assembly as early as this week for a new jobs plan at the urging of Governor Pat McCrory. However, the bill comes on the heels of a new report from the North Carolina Justice Center that indicates 60 percent of job projects under the Job Development Investment Grant program have failed to deliver what
Ben Carsonís supporters pick up steam
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Renowned retired neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson has been ambiguous about his potential run for presidency in 2016. Just last week he told Fox News anchor Chris Wallace that a candidacy announcement in May “sounds like a reasonable time frame.” When Wallace asked him to confirm his run in his own words, Carson circumvented the question by saying
Half of high-risk students coming up empty
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Roughly half of high-risk students are starting college but have nothing to show for it in terms of earnings because they leave without a credential that could command a higher salary. Such is one of the key findings of “The New Forgotten Half and Research Directions to Support Them,” a new report by James Rosenbaum, education professor and
House panel proposes temporarily closing SC State
Thursday, February 12, 2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Continued questions over South Carolina State University's ability to get its finances in order prompted a House budget-writing panel to propose temporarily closing the state's only public historically black college. While the idea prompted a firestorm of debate, it appears doomed. Even if it eventually makes it into the House's
Heart attack survivor spreads important message
Thursday, February 12, 2015
A website saved her life. And Julia Allen, the national spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, said www.goredforwomen.org can save many more lives if everyone becomes aware of and makes good use of the website. “If you say nothing else about me or about this cause, please just point everyone to the

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Food Pantry

The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church food


Conference IWD 2015

Let's celebrate the International Women's Day!


St. Paul Village Community 5k Walk/Run

The Third Annual St. Paul Village Community 5K

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Trojans win first title since '02

CHARLOTTE – The monkey is gone! In its fifth tournament appearance under head coach James

Do it again: Blue Bears in final

Livingstone topples Bowie State

New women's champion in 2015

Va. State, Lincoln (Pa.) to decide tourney title