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Everyone Needs to Vote
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
This is a call for all eligible black folks to register and vote in every election from now until eternity, so we can stop the rallies, marches and demonstrations related to voting. Despite being the most party-loyal voters in history, and receiving the least for that loyalty, we continue to deal with voting-related issues. If everyone would vote, we
 
Car Review: 2015 Hyundai Sonata
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Sonata is Hyundai’s second best-selling model, and that is by a silvery thin 2 percentage points. So whenever the Korean automaker changes the car, it is done with great care and planning. For the 2015 model year, Hyundai wants to broaden the Sonata’s customer base and bring it in line as the automaker moves
 
Mass layoffs linked to increased teen suicide attempts
Monday, August 18, 2014
DURHAM – Mass layoffs may trigger increased suicide attempts and other suicide-related behaviors among some teenagers, says new research from Duke University. Lead author Anna Gassman-Pines found that when 1 percent of a state’s working population lost jobs, suicide-related behaviors increased by 2 to 3 percentage points among girls and black
 
NC historic preservation tax credits likely to end
Monday, August 18, 2014
RALEIGH – The tax credit that helped people rescue historic businesses and homes in 90 of North Carolina's 100 counties, including plantations, neighborhoods and cotton mills, faces likely extinction as legislators have refused to renew the benefit. The credits likely will end Jan. 1 despite the support of Gov. Pat McCrory, as legislators haven't
 
Little Miss African American Scholarship crowns a queen!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
LOS ANGELES – The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant successfully celebrated its 21st year and crowned Miyae Folkes, 12, as its new queen. Actresses Laila Ali and Meagan Good hosted, joining Dawnn Lewis who served as the mistress of ceremonies, as little misses ages 6 to 12 competed for scholarships and prizes. Pageant producer Lisa
 
Air Force officer wins Miss Black USA title
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Miss Black Colorado Jasmine Alexander was named Miss Black USA 2014 last week at the University of the District of Columbia Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. A distinguished panel of judges chose Alexander out of 25 contestants from across the nation. Alexander is a 26-year-old Air Force Intelligence Officer stationed at Peterson Air Force Base.
 
Little League star challenges MLB pitcher to ‘pitch-off’
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Thirteen-year-old Mo’ne Davis has pitched her way to notoriety after throwing a complete game shutout to send her team, the Taney Dragons, to the Little League Baseball World Series. Mo’ne, believed to be the first African-American girl (and the 18th girl) to play in the LLBWS, challenged Major League pitcher Clayton Kershaw, considered the
 
Car review: 2014 BMW X1
Saturday, August 16, 2014
DETROIT – Some of the labels put on vehicles these days are interesting. In the case of the BMW X1, they call it a sports activity vehicle, or SAV. That can mean almost anything; the reality is that the X1 is a sub-compact sport utility and a very good one. It has been on sale in the U.S. since the fall of 2012 and has done very well. One of the
 
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Many older emergency department patients malnourished

More than half of emergency department patients age 65 and older who were seen at UNC Hospitals

Downtown South District honors Mary Poole

RALEIGH – Last month, the Downtown South District of the Wake County Democratic Party

McCrory honors NCDOT HBCU interns

RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory hosted students from Historically Black Colleges and