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Women entrepreneurs share tips of the trade
Saturday, July 14, 2018
RALEIGH – Having the “presence of power” and knowing “how to show up” is key to launching and running a successful business. Whether you’re just starting out, making a career change or reinventing yourself, know what you bring to the table. “One of the things that I would like to impress upon everyone that we can
 
‘Sisters are doin’ it for themselves’
Saturday, July 14, 2018
“Sisters are doin’ it for themselves Standin’ on their own two feet And ringin’ on their own bells. Sisters are doin’ it for themselves.” – Aretha Franklin Eric Tucker was as giddy as a proud papa seeing his newborn for the first time. Tucker, who coached at Fayetteville State for 17 seasons and is the
 
Local author details hardships with deaf parents
Friday, July 13, 2018
Silence Isn’t Golden By Mary Louise Shelton The old saying goes that “Silence is golden.” For Mary Shelton, growing up in a silent household was anything but, and she wrote about her experiences in the memoir, “Silence Isn’t Golden.” Shelton grew up with two deaf and mute parents in rural North Carolina. Not only did
 
Organic prevention and management of powdery mildew on plants
Friday, July 13, 2018
Spots and patches of white or gray talcum powder-like substance on your plant means powdery mildew infected them. This is one of the most widespread fungal diseases and attacks a wide range of plants. You may see mildew on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables and lawn grasses. Don’t despair; you can reduce the risk of this disease with
 
Aggies complete recruiting season
Friday, July 13, 2018
Nothing like success to make recruiting just a tad bit easier. After recording its first 20-win season in five years and first undefeated season at home in 30, North Carolina A&T added 10 new players to its roster. Coach Jay Joyner, heading into his fourth season, announced his 2018-19 recruiting class on Monday: four high school seniors, two junior
 
AME church and black banks launch new partnership
Friday, July 13, 2018
The black church, among the most prosperous institutions in America, has long led movements for the spiritual, social and civic uplift of black people. When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, he had just launched the Poor People's Movement, which quickly fizzled after his death. With this historic backdrop, the African
 
A Letter from America’s Children
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Dear United States: What about us? We understand and applaud your response to this administration’s malevolent separation of immigrant families from their children – policies and practices so un-American and shocking that they have come to dominate the national conversation. Your immediate, visceral response to evil spurred you into action.
 
NCAA prepares minority coordinators for head coaching jobs
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
OXON HILL, Md. — Camera lighting made beads of sweat emerge from Tony Elliott’s forehead as he fielded questions ranging from football philosophy to something he could share about his private life. The Clemson co-offensive coordinator paused, smiled and couldn’t hide his joy about riding an all-terrain vehicle through the woods. The walls
 
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Women entrepreneurs share tips of the trade

RALEIGH – Having the “presence of power” and knowing “how to show

‘Sisters are doin’ it for themselves’

“Sisters are doin’ it for themselves Standin’ on their own two feet And

Local author details hardships with deaf parents

Silence Isn’t Golden By Mary Louise Shelton The old saying goes that “Silence is