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Star trio to launch black college tour
Monday, July 27, 2015
ATLANTA – HBCU Direct, a marketing collective specializing in HBCU relations, has formed a multi-faceted partnership with Magic Johnson Enterprises, former NBA superstar Tracy “T-Mac” McGrady and hip-hop celebrity 2 Chainz to build awareness of HBCUs and increase overall enrollment. The first effort of the strategic alliance is the
Bobbi Kristina Brown dies
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Following a tragedy that echoed the death of her mother, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown has died. She was 22. The Houston family announced the news via a statement from their rep. “Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family,” the statement said. “She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to
Cops coach football, build bridges in Watts
Friday, July 24, 2015
Where the Watts riots once erupted, LAPD officers use football to build bridges and battle crime. And that is a major accomplishment. In this predominantly black Los Angeles neighborhood, young residents typically spurn law enforcement. “Parents tell us: ‘My kids are taught not to trust the police,’” LAPD officer Zaron Thompson
Johnson C. Smith picked fifth in preseason CIAA South football
Thursday, July 23, 2015

WSSU expected to repeat as champion

Summertime and the networking is easy
Thursday, July 23, 2015
School may be out for the kids, but for adults, summer is one of the best times to "get schooled" in networking essentials. With all the time you'll spend at the pool, backyard barbecues, baseball games and other summertime events, you'll have plenty of chances to meet new people, discuss possibilities for collaboration (or even employment), and move your
SCOTUS ruling preserves key fair housing tool
Thursday, July 23, 2015
A long-awaited decision by the Supreme Court led to a June 25 ruling that preserves the usage of “disparate impact,” an important legal principle sometimes known as the discriminatory effects standard. The majority opinion held that housing discrimination under the nation’s 1968 Fair Housing Act occurs by effect, as well as by intent.
Heart disease survivors spread message
Thursday, July 23, 2015
RALEIGH – Three local heart disease survivors have been chosen to represent the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement for the next year. Jessica Fournier, Evelyn McMahon and Leeann Bove’ stories were selected from a casting call at Crabtree Valley Mall in February. After being hospitalized for blood clots in her legs,
Mayor Bell files for final term
Thursday, July 23, 2015
DURHAM – Durham Mayor William “Bill” Bell will make this mayoral run his last. Bell will run against Tammy Lightfoot, a personnel manager at Wal-Mart; John Everett, a registered Democrat; and James Lyons, a Time Warner Cable employee. All contenders are newcomers. “I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to serve as mayor of the city of
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