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Being a go-getter comes at a cost
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
DURHAM – Consider yourself a go-getter? Are you always one of the first ones to finish projects at work? Your reward could be…more work. A Duke University Fuqua School of Business research team found that employees who know how to “get things done” often find their workload heavier than others. “It is clear that it is great
Blacks least likely to get business loan
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
WASHINGTON – Black-owned businesses face tougher challenges than other groups when seeking bank loans, according to a new study by the Gallup polling company commissioned by Wells Fargo. Nearly half (47 percent) of black-owned businesses operate in the South, and the study found that 77 percent of black business owners use personal cash to finance
Black college coaches unite to boost hiring
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
ATLANTA – Dismayed by the dismal number of minority coaches at the collegiate level, a group of prominent minority college coaches gathered over the Memorial Day weekend to call attention to the gross disparity and to press for change. Members of the National Association for Coaching Equity and Development held their inaugural meeting in Atlanta
41 to celebrate graduation from drug treatment program
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
DURHAM – As a registered nurse working in a hospital, Annie McGrath found it surprisingly easy to steal the morphine and other narcotics she craved. What was hard was the devastating aftermath – getting caught and fired, losing custody of her two children, failing at treatment and finally becoming lost in a fog of methadone addiction. On
3 ex-NCCU workers accuse chancellor of discrimination
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
DURHAM – Three former employees at N.C. Central University have filed lawsuits against the school's chancellor, saying she discriminated against non-blacks and spent taxpayer money for personal use. Local media outlets report the university issued a statement Wednesday denying what it called "numerous unfounded allegations" made against Chancellor
DCABP lands permanent home
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
DURHAM – It took 80 years but the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People now has a permanent home. For the better part of an almost-century, the DCABP has met in various churches and other public spaces since its founding in 1935. Founding leaders included C.C. Spaulding, James E. Shepard, R.N. Harris, and more. Leaders in their community
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are following a rich tradition
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Hip-hop culture is about transformation. It is more than a global genre of music. Hip-hop is a transcendent cultural phenomena that speaks to the soul, mind, body and spirit of what it means to dare to change the world into a better place. Hip-hop is not just about acquiring funds or “stacking paper.” It is also about giving back. I have
FILM REVIEW: San Andreas
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
If you live in California, a major earthquake is your worst nightmare. The thought of a 9.5 quake is almost unimaginable and terrifying. Quick, stand under a doorway or hide under a desk; it's coming and the aftermath is not all that pretty in San Andreas. This adrenaline-pumping movie turns a nightmare into big screen reality as it takes the disaster film
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