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BOOK: Author of ‘B-More Careful’ returns
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Caught Up By Shannon Holmes Infamous Books, $12.95 PB Dixyn Greene would never have pictured herself pawning off her belongings and stripping for cash. She’d been living the good life: a townhouse in the D.C. suburbs, a brand new BMW X6, beautiful clothes and the best that money can buy for her daughter – all thanks to her hustler boyfriend,
FILM REVIEW: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
It was a sign of the times for black life in the 1960s. Police brutality. Poor housing. Few job opportunities. Little chance for higher education. The response to the oppression in the South was demonstrations, sit-ins and peaceful civil disobedience. The response that bubbled to the surface in Oakland, California, was sheer anger and defiance. As Stokely
Stone Center explores legacy of Baraka
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – The legacy of Amiri Baraka is a highlight of the Stone Center’s fall schedule next month. An opening reception is Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. that includes the exhibit “Meetings and Remarkable Journeys,” featuring over 150 documents, photographs, publications and original drawings and paintings by Baraka. The event also
BOOK: Leaders urged to listen to the community
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Inside Ferguson: A Voice for the Voiceless By Devin James Despite angry protests and a national outcry after the police killing of unarmed Michael Brown Jr., a year ago, the police shootings of black citizens and ensuing uprisings continue to occur across the country. Diversity expert and author Devin S. James warns the tragedies and conflict will
Arrested Development returns with a mission
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
After an explosive debut in 1991, Grammy Award-winning alternative rap group Arrested Development seemed to have all but disappeared from the mainstream music scene. But after years of success overseas in places like Japan, Australia and throughout Europe, interest in the band and their brand of social-conscious music has begun to pique again in the
BOOK: The next generation in the Curtis Black saga
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The Ultimate Betrayal: A Reverend Curtis Black Novel By Kimberla Lawson Roby Grand Central Publishing, $20 HC New York Times best-selling author Roby returns with the 12th installment in the Reverend Curtis Black series. Alicia Black, daughter of the Rev. Black, has spent the past four years putting her life back together and rekindling a romance with her
2015 Corvette Stingray Convertible
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
DETROIT – The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible. There’s not too much more to say than that, after all it is America’s sports car. The heart of any sports car is the engine, and in this case, our Corvette was powered by a mammoth 6.2-liter V8 that made 455 horsepower and 460-pound feet of torque. However, we had the Z51

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Program for at-risk babies and mothers in danger

This is a true story. It’s about a smart, homegrown program embedded in our state’s

Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750K payout

RALEIGH – Two North Carolina brothers were awarded $750,000 each in compensation Wednesday

Durham superintendent gets contract extension

DURHAM – It appears Durham Public Schools Superintendent Bert L’Homme will be