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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
BLACK MARKET OurStopShop will host its next Buy Black Market Pop-Up Aug. 14-15, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., NC State Fair-Kerr Scott Building, 4285 Trinity Road. Free to the public. UPFIT GRANT Downtown Raleigh Alliance has combined two business resource programs into one. The Downtown Storefront Upfit Grant has been expanded to $50,000 to fund at least five
Worker shortage continues amid concerns of Delta variant
Thursday, July 29, 2021
As the state’s economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, economists have noticed an apparent paradox: Many Americans who lost their jobs after economic shutdowns last year, particularly those in the food and hospitality industry, aren’t returning to work. The shortage continues as some employers struggle to meet high labor demand. While the
Black Friday Market grows despite facing racism
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
RALEIGH – Johnny Hackett Jr., co-owner of Black Friday Market in downtown Raleigh, says business has been good during the seven months the store has been open. He credits its success, which features Black business owners, to the support of the Black community, despite getting racist threats from others. Hackett said the store has been doing well in
Duke alumnus creates children’s subscription box
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
RALEIGH – Duke University Alumnus Rico Beans has launched Snack N’ Fun Box, a children’s subscription box created during the pandemic to keep children engaged with educational toys and activities and healthy, allergen-friendly snacks. “As a father working long hours from home, I sought out a way to keep my daughter engaged with
The other part of the pandemic’s fallout
Monday, July 12, 2021
For Walter Coleman, an independent contractor, Samantha Robles, a hairstylist, and Robin Pruitt, a loan officer, the coronavirus pandemic not only resulted in close calls, but the financial fallout may lead to bankruptcy. Each says the medical bills resulting from their bouts with the virus have overwhelmed them. In Coleman’s case, the more than

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Black Flea Market

Time: 1 to 5 p.m. The Black Flea Market is back.



Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Art -N- Soul Makers Market


BBQ Festival

Aug. 7-8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. BBQ Festival.

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Harvest and enjoy mint from the garden

Add a bit of cool flavor to your beverages, meals and desserts this summer with homegrown mint.

Purposeful ways to style a multipurpose room

Whether you call it a laundry room, mudroom or something else entirely, that multipurpose space

BLACK HISTORY: Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing

The Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association will celebrate its 26th Biennial