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Fan the flame
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The need for intimacy is ageless. As people reach midlife and beyond, they may experience some physical changes, but age is no reason to limit or end a healthy love life. In fact, studies link sexual activity, good health and longer life. With the explosion of baby boomers reaching retirement age, there will likely be an increasing interest in how to keep
Carmichael’s story finally gets told
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Stokely: A Life By Peniel E. Joseph Basic Books, $29.95 HC “It was Thursday, June 16, 1966… Less than a year before, President Lyndon Johnson had signed the Voting Rights Act… Stokely Carmichael was now in Mississippi to ensure that the federal laws… would apply to black sharecroppers living in plantation communities…
Car Review: 2015 Chrysler 200
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In a darkened hall with scores of people in front and up on a stage at the Detroit auto show, the 2015 Chrysler 200 looked almost the same as the car it will replace when it goes on sale this spring. But no, not by a long shot. Here, on the banks of the Ohio River, it was obvious that the new Chrysler 200 looked nothing like the old
Hip-hop extraordinaire Akil Nadir passes
Monday, April 21, 2014
DURHAM – He described himself as a Washington, D.C., renaissance man, and that’s what he was. A veteran rapper. A writer. A painter. A fan of Woody Allen movies and Kurt Vonnegut novels. A father. A friend. Before he became known as the rapper Akil Nadir, he was simply Claude to his friends. He died in his home April 10. “I just remember
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
Cool Project full of national acts
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
DURAM – Bilal, Christian Scott, Gizmo and King have been added to the first Art of Cool Festival this month in Durham. Scott, also known as Christian aTunde Adjuah, is a Grammy-nominated, two-time Edison Award winning jazz trumpeter. Bilal is a musician, songwriter and producer. His music crosses genres, including neo soul, R&B, funk, jazz and
Ask Alma
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Dear Alma, I met a woman online about six months ago, and we’ve been emailing ever since. We live in different states. She’s been very caring, and we seem to have the start to a wonderful friendship. I have one conflict, though: She has dreads down to her waist. This woman is in her 40s, is educated and not a musician. She is the perfect height
Jarreau’s music is as timeless as his audience
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Al Jarreau has little interest in boundaries or preconceived limitations. Since the mid-1970s, this versatile singer has applied his distinctive and instantly recognizable vocal style to a broad spectrum of musical genres. With this eclectic approach, he has earned much success along the way – enough to position him as the only vocalist in history to
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Former alum named St. Aug’s interim president

RALEIGH – Dr. Everett B. Ward was named St. Augustine’s interim present Wednesday.


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