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Kanye, Common launch effort to bring jobs to Chicago
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Megastar hip-hop entertainers Kanye West and Common are showing love to their home city of Chicago by collaborating with local organizations in an effort to bring 20,000 jobs to inner-city youths. West’s Donda’s House and Common’s Common Ground Foundation have teamed up with the Chicago Urban League to create the Chicago Youth Jobs
 
Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants
Saturday, April 19, 2014
OAKDALE, Pa. — Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs. "When it comes to training our workers, not all of today's good jobs require a four-year
 
Falcons track honored by city council
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Spring sports championships abound this weekend. WOMEN N.C. Central The Eagles have a new volleyball coach. Nicki Holmes comes to Eagleland after two seasons as a Central Florida assistant. “My wife and I are excited to become a part of the NCCU family,” Holmes said. “From the initial phone conversations to the on-campus visit, I knew that
 
SPORTS SHORTS
Thursday, April 17, 2014
RALEIGH • Basketball whiz Shawn Banks will host a Hoops Basketball Training Program April 5-26, 10 to 11 a.m. for 7- to 9-year-olds and 11 a.m. to noon for 10- to 12-year-olds at Millbrook Exchange Park, 1905 Spring Forest Rd. • Rex Healthcare needs over 500 volunteers for this year’s Rex Hospital Open May 19-25 at Wakefield Plantation.
 
Triangle HBCUs end spring season with scrimmages
Thursday, April 17, 2014
According to the Winston-Salem Journal, Virginia State football player Lamont Britt pled guilty for his role in November’s CIAA football banquet fight. Britt, the only person charged in the incident that included an assault on Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson, received a suspended 45-day jail sentence and a year of probation attached to
 
Ligon celebrates historic 60 years with dance
Thursday, April 17, 2014
RALEIGH – “Hail dear Ligon, our alma mater, we thy sons and daughters greet thee…” That phrase emblazoned on Ligon GT Magnet Middle School’s program expressed the purpose of the evening - salutation. Alumni, students, staff and families came out to celebrate the school’s historic 60 years with alumnus Charles
 
From hearing impaired to hearing empowered
Thursday, April 17, 2014
RALEIGH – Danita K. Washington wants to bring the hearing impaired out of the closet. Deaf since age 6, Washington has created a foundation to bring awareness to the challenges and social stigma attached to being hard of hearing or deaf. The DKW Hear Me Speak Foundation will host Shoot2Hear, a charity basketball scholarship fundraiser, May 17 at the
 
Organization gives men second chance at fatherhood
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Demetrius T. Hunter (center) receives his certificate with Warren and Harrison. RALEIGH – Glen Warren wants to see every father support his children. That’s why Warren founded Fathers Forever, a nonprofit organization that helps fathers chart a new course of fatherhood. Through a 24-week program that meets once a week, Fathers
 
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Kanye, Common launch effort to bring jobs to Chicago

Megastar hip-hop entertainers Kanye West and Common are showing love to their home city of

Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

OAKDALE, Pa. — Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President

Falcons track honored by city council

Spring sports championships abound this weekend. WOMEN N.C. Central The Eagles have a new