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Community heroes surprised by Habitat honor
Sunday, September 28, 2014
An unsuspecting couple got the surprise of their life. Fred and Sylvia Black arrived to an event where they thought they would be celebrating someone else. Instead, they found out the celebration was for them. For months friends and family have been secretly raising money to build a Habitat for Humanity house in honor of the Blacks. They are halfway to
Auto lending regulation expected to curb abuses
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
With new car prices meeting or surpassing many consumers’ incomes, the vast majority of people finance their car purchases. On an annual basis, Center for Responsible Lending reports, over 79 percent of auto loans occur through third-party indirect lenders that partner with dealerships. Then, following most purchases, many consumers wonder whether or
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
HOME SHOW Southern Ideal Home Show returns to Raleigh Sept. 26-28 on N.C. State Fairgrounds. Visit www.SouthernIdealHomeShow.com/HFR. WORKING WOMEN A workshop on managing “The Balancing Act” for the working woman is Sept. 30, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St. in Raleigh. RSVP to (919) 747-8421 or email
IBM opens computer rescue operation in NC
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
RALEIGH – IBM has formally announced that a computer rescue operation has opened in Research Triangle Park. Multiple media outlets reported the North Carolina location is the company's largest facility of its type in the United States. Mike Errity with IBM said Monday that the new center is designed to recover data within minutes. He says the
Companies ‘steal’ billions from low-income workers
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
WASHINGTON – Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts blacks and often goes underreported, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute. Researchers at EPI, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on economic issues that affect low- and middle-income families, said
Wealth and income inequalities hurt economic recovery
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Amid stagnant wages, nagging underemployment and unemployment, many families continue to struggle with their finances. Some may even have wondered, ‘Will we ever make financial head way?’ On Sept. 10, a Capitol Hill briefing was held to unveil a new policy brief that examined America’s shrinking middle class. Responding to Rising
Place the black dollar under arrest
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Here’s an intriguing concept: Arrest the black dollar. Say what, Jim? You read it correctly. We should arrest our dollars and charge them with neglect. Put them on trial, call the witnesses to testify against them, and convict them of crimes against black people. Sentence them to a minimum of five years hard labor with no possibility of parole.
Compare Foods replaces Lowe’s store
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
DURHAM – A new Compare Foods has opened on the corner of Miami Boulevard and Holloway Street, thus adding another grocer to an area once considered a food desert. Open for four months, the grocery store took the vacancy left by Lowe’s Foods, which closed unexpectedly. Another Compare Foods is a few miles away on Avondale Drive. The general

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The moment Brown, Abdul-Jabbar, Russell stood up for Ali

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad Ali was on the ropes for refusing induction into the Army, and

Eric Holder’s legacy: No coward on race

After being confirmed as the nation’s first African-American U.S. attorney general, Eric

Coalition showcases outlets of community support

DURHAM – The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham mixed things up a bit at its