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At Mother Emanuel, S.C. Baptists seek racial unity
Thursday, November 29, 2018
CHARLESTON, S.C. – About 300 worshipers filled the sanctuary of historic Mother Emanuel Church last month for a session of South Carolina Baptists' annual meeting, held at the site of the 2015 massacre of nine black worshipers by a self-avowed white supremacist. An overflow crowd of 400 watched from closed-circuit TV at the nearby Citadel Square
Youngest voters influencing NC elections
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Participation by two generations of younger voters, millennials and Generation Z, grew strongly in the 2018 elections, both nationally and in North Carolina. Generation Z voters, those born around 2000, are the latest generational cohort to begin reaching voting age. Their numbers will only grow in future elections as more age into the voting pool.
A day at the Black Farmersí Market
Thursday, November 29, 2018
DURHAM – On Nov. 18, excited members of the Durham community assembled at 411 West Chapel Hill St., across from the bustling Greyhound bus station, for an organic occasion. The upbeat sounds from the DJ assisted farmers, entrepreneurs and small business owners in conversation as they gathered under the brightly patterned canopies which filled the
Civil rights traveling exhibit in Chapel Hill
Thursday, November 29, 2018
CHAPEL HILL – On Feb. 28, 1960, nine black students from Lincoln High School sat down at the Colonial Drug Store counter, asking for the same service that whites received. Those young men, now known as the “Chapel Hill Nine,” created the spark for Chapel Hill’s civil rights movement, a struggle that lasted throughout the 1960s. On
What if black professional athletes respected black economic empowerment?
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Oh, what a wonderful world this would be for black communities throughout our nation. We, as a people, have over $1.3 trillion in annual spending. However, our black-owned businesses account for over $183 billion. Do you see the problem? We don't recycle our money within our own communities. Not even 20 percent of what we have stays within our own business
Move more, sit less; make time for exercise
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released a new edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. That sound you hear is Americans collectively sighing. The guidelines recommend that all adults do at least 150 minutes per week of physical activity at an intensity that elevates the heart rate. Older adults should add
City of Raleigh engages conversation with residents
Monday, November 26, 2018
RALEIGH – With 67 new residents in Wake County every day and 56,000 households burdened by their mortgage or rental costs, the City of Raleigh is under immense pressure to accommodate the housing needs of its growing communities. “We’re just lucky Amazon didn’t choose this area as a headquarters,” said Shawn McNamara, the
Tax on churches looms
Sunday, November 25, 2018
WASHINGTON – A diverse coalition led by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has urged members of Congress to repeal a section of a federal law that could force churches to file tax returns for the first time in American history. The ERLC – joined by 32 other organizations – sent a letter Nov. 13 to leaders of
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