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Voices from the NC Poor People’s Campaign
Monday, June 4, 2018
What if you were arrested and couldn’t afford the bail money for your release? What if you paid taxes but weren’t allowed to vote? Two of us, Andrea “Muffin” Hudson and Salahudeen Abdallah, shared our stories at a rally on May 21 for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival in front of the North Carolina
Black swim meet lacking a major sponsor
Friday, June 1, 2018
After having its numbers shrink due to boycotts over the HB2 bill in 2016, the National Black Heritage Swim Meet is bigger, badder and better than ever. Held over the Memorial Day weekend at Cary’s Triangle Aquatic Center, the meet hosted its largest crowd in its 16-year history with 1,036 swimmers from 52 teams competing for bragging rights and
St. Aug’s Kalawan earns top honor
Friday, June 1, 2018
In the shocking news of the week category, Tonia Walker announced her resignation as Winston-Salem State’s athletics director. Walker has been AD for the past four years and a member of the Rams athletics department since 2000. “While this is a bittersweet moment for me, I have to do what is best for my personal and professional lives,”
The issue of race & a compassionate heart
Friday, June 1, 2018
PHOENIX, Ariz. – At the MLK50 conference in Memphis, Tennessee, I looked forward to learning more about Martin Luther King Jr., as well as how the Gospel informs and empowers us to be, as Tim Keller says, "just persons." That is, those changed by the Gospel should be persons of justice, particularly in reference to racial issues. Candidly, I was
Childhood friends bond together in community service
Friday, June 1, 2018
DURHAM – It could be said that those who play together stay together, and, later in life, join forces to work together to improve the community in which they grew up. Such is the case with Torrey Swain, Quentin Moye, Alexander Addison, and Clyde Crews Jr. Crews and Swain, 32, and Moye and Addison, 31, have been friends for more than 22 years. They
Emily K Center launches $15 million campaign
Thursday, May 31, 2018
DURHAM – Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is also board chair of the Emily Krzyzewski Center, announced the public launch of a three-year, $15 million fundraising campaign Wednesday at the Center. Named the Game Changer Campaign, this initiative will support Center operations, enhance educational programs, ensure the
First black-owned toothpaste and mouthwash brand
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Philip Garner, founder of Garner's Garden based in Washington, D.C., is the first African- American entrepreneur to manufacture and produce his own line of toothpaste and antibacterial mouthwash. His oral care products are fluoride-free, and use only all-natural ingredients such as organic neem, tea tree oil, and peppermint oil. Getting started In 2011,
The graduate's guide to success
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
With graduation coming up, all your hard work is about to pay off. You've invested in an expensive formal education to ensure your bright future. That's half the battle, says Paul G. Krasnow. But it takes more than a formal education to guarantee a great career. "Getting your degree is the first step in building the kind of life you want," said Krasnow,
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