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Social media, economics put power in the hands of young blacks
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
DURHAM – African-Americans are responsible for $1.1 trillion in consumer spending annually, creating a powerful economic force that cannot be ignored, a Nielson executive said during her speech last week at North Carolina Central University. Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, senior vice president for strategic alliances and community engagement at the
 
AACC returns for 14th year
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
RALEIGH – The African American Cultural Celebration just keeps getting bigger and better. Now in it 14th year, the AACC will end the month of January with a bang. The family-friendly event, named a “Top 20 Event” in 2014 by the Southeast Tourism Society, will be held Jan. 31, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History in
 
11 NC agencies receive grants
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
RALEIGH – Eleven North Carolina-based nonprofits will have a greater impact in 2015 thanks to The Jandy Ammons Foundation, Inc. The local family foundation is giving $234,720 to help the nonprofits fund projects that will support active lifestyles, youth development and exploration. “Charitable organizations create valuable and needed
 
ORANGE COUNTY NEWS
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Orange County and Free Spirit Freedom will present a two-day event titled “Rural Schools for Colored Children—Path to Freedom,” as part of Black History Month celebrations. A photography exhibit and reception will take place at the Central Orange Senior Center Jan. 31, 3 to 5 p.m., at 103 Meadowland Drive in Hillsborough. The opening
 
SCHOOL NEWS & NOTES
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
WAKE COUNTY The Wake County school board Tuesday approved enrollment caps for 10 schools in 2015-16, but delayed a vote on capping Enloe High until more information is known about possible overflow options. Broughton High had been proposed as Enloe’s overflow school, but the number of students capped out of Enloe could significantly exceed
 
Knightdale redesign to offer student flexibility
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
KNIGHTDALE – Knightdale High aims to be one of the best high schools in the state within just a few years. A school brimming with pride among students, teachers and families. A school where talents are cultivated and creativity is the order of the day. Walk into Knightdale in the next several years, and you might feel more like you’re on a
 
Suspension of NC A&Tís nursing program hurts students
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Pick another major or study nursing somewhere else. That is the harsh reality that dozens of lower division nursing students at North Carolina A&T State University face as they return to school this semester after admission to the upper division of the school’s traditional nursing program was suspended due to lackluster pass rates on nursing
 

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Open Mic & Spoken Word

City Soul Cafe hosted by Dasan Ahanu, music by DJ

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Lupus Walk

Join the Lupus Foundation of America, North

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Mavis Staples

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Social media, economics put power in the hands of young blacks

DURHAM – African-Americans are responsible for $1.1 trillion in consumer spending

Why daughters need fathers

The media and the academic community provide a wealth of information on why boys need their

Son of ex-slave who fought in Union army dies

RALEIGH – Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died