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Ask Dr. Swiner: Why am I so stressed?
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Is it just me, or does everyone seem stressed nowadays? I often have to check with myself and ask, “Am I stressed?” And if the answer is yes, then I ask “Why?” My father brought an article to my attention last year and asked me to read it. He often does this to enlighten me or to somehow get his point across without actually having
Durham's American Underground doubles space to keep pace with growth
Monday, July 28, 2014
DURHAM – To keep up with expanding startups and market demand, the American Underground will double the space at its @Main location by January. On tap are a series of larger office suites, a rooftop patio and two new lounges. The American Underground is one of just eight Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hubs around the world. Earlier this year, Windsor
Car Review: Chrysler Journey SXT Blacktop AWD
Monday, July 28, 2014
With all the hoopla being generated in the auto industry, it is easy to overlook the Dodge Journey. It didn’t help that the crossover first went on sale in 2008, the year the bottom fell out of the economy, as a 2009 model. And perhaps worse is that it replaced the ill-fated Chrysler Pacifica. But the Dodge Journey has been revamped a couple of times,
Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college
Monday, July 28, 2014
President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind. Malia barely reached up to her father's shoulders when they moved to the White House nearly six years ago with her mother, little sister and grandmother. At 16, she stands nearly as tall as her
A glaring gap in North Carolina’s Medicaid program
Monday, July 28, 2014
Changing North Carolina’s Medicaid system has been a major topic of debate for the 2014 “short session” of the General Assembly. Common to most of the proposals under consideration is the principle of “integrated health care.” Integrated health care, or “whole person care,” refers to a system that offers coordinated
Stage set for showdowns over potential HBCUs contractions
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Around the same time lawmakers in the N.C. Senate recently floated the idea of closing Elizabeth City State University, the United Negro College Fund reported that the Koch brothers, who routinely support Republican candidates and right-wing causes, had made a $25 million donation to the UNCF to help struggling HBCUs. Although financially ailing Elizabeth
Access Denied: BET Awards not a positive experience for black press
Saturday, July 26, 2014
“At a black event , there is no reason that a black photographer shouldn’t be there,” said Valerie Goodloe, who has done large-scale photo shoots here for more than 12 years. A group of veteran photojournalists and media professionals in Los Angeles have joined their colleagues across the nation in outrage at the recent rejection of
Ben Carson outpaces Hillary Clinton in latest quarter
Thursday, July 24, 2014
President Barack Obama has two years left in the Oval Office, and yet anticipation continues to build for his eventual successor. Many names have been thrown around, but there’s a growing consensus that Hillary Clinton will be nominated to represent the Democratic Party in 2016. As Clinton prepares to make history as America’s first female
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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Elizabeth City State basketball coach Shawn Walker has announced