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Black kids and suicide
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Teen suicide rates among black youth are increasing. In 2016 and again in 2018, national data revealed that among children age 5-11, black children had the highest suicide rate. For the years 2008-12, 59 black youth died by suicide, up from 54 in the years 2003-07. Also, the 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s biennial Youth Risk
 
St. Aug’s, Shaw men struggles continue
Friday, January 24, 2020
If Shaw men were playing in the CIAA Northern Division this season, they would still be in last place. By now everyone knows that Shaw will move to the North next season for all sports except football. Northern teams have won the last four CIAA Tournaments. The Bears could use a change of scenery because it’s been a rough season so far. The team
 
A sharp tongue cuts from the inside out
Thursday, January 23, 2020
I was never a student of the Bible growing up, even though I grew up surrounded by the best kind of Christians there were: the love-filled family kind. I believe I am now being constantly moved by the Holy Spirit to see the simplicity in the scripture I now study. As such, I am finding myself gravitating to ministers, pastors and saints as they dissect in
 
Deaf Christians find meaning in the richness of who they are
Thursday, January 23, 2020
For years, my husband would say after we returned from church, “I thought the sermon was good.” To that, I would reply, “I didn’t hear the sermon, as usual.” As a person with a severe to profound hearing loss, I nearly left the church out of frustration and anger. In addition to hymns, spoken readings and testimonies,
 
A&T Holland to have jersey retired
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Former North Carolina A&T State great Al Holland Sr. will have his baseball jersey number retired on February 8 at the 1st Pitch Banquet. Holland is just the second Aggie in A&T history to have his number retired. NBA great Al Attles is the other. Holland was inducted into the 2015 College Baseball Hall of Fame. "What Mr. Holland accomplished as
 
NC group gauges teachers’ support for strike
Thursday, January 23, 2020
ASHEVILLE — The North Carolina Association of Educators wants to know how long teachers would stay out of the classroom to get the pay raises and benefits that they want. The NCAE is surveying teachers to find out how long they would participate in a work stoppage if the legislature doesn’t meet its demands, which include 5% pay raises, $15
 
Some companies are supporting employees’ financial goals
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Many businesses, and almost all employees, would like it if there was a way for companies to help their workforce save for financial goals or pay off student loans. While most employers would like to offer such benefits, many have limited budget flexibility. But now, new options are helping them offer more meaningful perks without making substantial
 
5 signs it’s time to ask for a raise
Thursday, January 23, 2020
For U.S. workers, living expenses continue to generally outpace pay increases, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, a recent study by Randstad US and Apartment Guide found that 44 percent of employed Americans say their annual residential expenses (rent, mortgage, utilities, household maintenance, etc.) increase more than their salary does
 
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Black kids and suicide

Teen suicide rates among black youth are increasing. In 2016 and again in 2018, national data

St. Aug’s, Shaw men struggles continue

If Shaw men were playing in the CIAA Northern Division this season, they would still be in last

A sharp tongue cuts from the inside out

I was never a student of the Bible growing up, even though I grew up surrounded by the best kind