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HBCU students join movement for financial education
Sunday, April 22, 2018
The housing crisis that caused more than 9 million people to suffer foreclosure and even homelessness across the U. S. 10 years ago, has now fully recovered – for everyone except people of color – especially African-Americans. "Black people are moving into homeownership at a much slower rate than anything we have seen in the past," said Laurie
Raleigh kicks off National Small Business Week
Friday, April 20, 2018
RALEIGH – The City of Raleigh will host the second event for “Connect Raleigh,” a free lecture series featuring nationally known speakers who focus on topics of interest to residents. The event, which coincides with National Small Business Week, will feature Jason Mayden, chief executive officer and co-founder of Super Heroic, Inc., and
Women’s Empowerment celebrates working women of color
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
RALEIGH – Hard work deserves recognition. But more than that, it deserves celebration. This year’s Women’s Empowerment VIP breakfast held at the Raleigh Renaissance Hotel last weekend provided the perfect platform for such festivities. The room was reserved exclusively for this special breakfast honoring both Radio One’s sponsors
Should my wife wait until 66 to claim benefits?
Friday, April 13, 2018
Dear Rusty: I will be at my full retirement age of 66 in June. I now work part-time and plan to continue for the foreseeable future. My wife will be 63 in June. She now works full time but plans to shift to part-time in the near future. I prefer to delay applying for Social Security as long as possible. Should my wife wait until she is 66 to claim her
You’re probably paying more than you should on loans
Monday, April 2, 2018
The Federal Reserve makes headlines from New York to Hong Kong anytime it lifts its benchmark interest rate. Rightfully so, as any increase tends to drive up borrowing costs on everything from credit cards to auto loans and mortgages. There’s a more important factor that determines how much you’ll pay when you borrow money to buy a car or home,

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Town Hall

Time: 2:30 p.m. The school is hosting a town


Chorale Spring Concert

Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Durham Community


NAACP Banquet

Time: 6 p.m. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch of

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Dozens of NC prison workers debilitated since escape attempt

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s understaffed prisons remain a dangerous place for

NC teachers plan march and rally for legislature’s return

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SECU Foundation provides grant for N.C. Freedom Park

RALEIGH – Representatives from the SECU Foundation Board of Directors and State