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Historic Thousands That Gathered in Raleigh, Despite the Rain

Yesterday’s delegation of resisters shall come to recognize we have a collective soul that will not perish.  A soul that will rise in triumph over every obstacle cast in our path …

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Protect Your Business Against Data Loss That Could Hinder Your Success

Data loss is every business’s nightmare. In fact, the majority of companies that do experience a mass disappearance of vital, computer-kept information never turn their lights on again.

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Celebrating Great Civilizations of Africa – NAACP and Africa-America Institute Announce Alliance

The NAACP will work with the Africa-America Institute on the development and distribution of a curriculum designed to highlight the accomplishments and history of African Diaspora.

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How Small Town Mayor Joyce Whichard-Brown Is Making Main Street Vibrant Again and Getting Businesses Back

WILLIAMSTON, N.C. – Whichard-Brown says she and the town council want to make Williamston “vibrant again,” which means addressing all of the vacant buildings on Main Street, getting businesses to come back, hire and operate like they used to.

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Warsaw Mayor Connors’ Has Vision for a Better Community

(WARSAW, N.C.) – He won Warsaw’s top job by only two certified votes in November, and made history, becoming that Duplin County town’s first African-American mayor. “My goal is to reach a company that will [come to Warsaw] with jobs for 200 people or more …”

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Joining Fellow Citizens in Protest or Peaceful Assembly Critical to Functioning Democracy

But it is also unfortunately true that governments and police can violate this right – through the use of mass arrests, illegal use of force, criminalization of protest, and other means intended to thwart free public expression.

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Greater Health & Wellness

High Blood Pressure Redefined For First Time in 14 Years: 130 Is the New High

Most African-American men and women will have high blood Pressure under  New American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Guidelines. Among African-Americans, 56 percent of women and 59 percent of men will have high blood pressure.

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Black Faith Leaders Encourage Their Flocks to Sign Up for Obamacare

Faith leaders in the Black community are encouraging members of their congregations to sign-up for healthcare coverage during the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period that ends on December 15.

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Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care: One Third of Dementia May Be Preventable

The combined evidence to date shows that roughly 35 percent of all cases of dementia are attributable to nine potentially modifiable risk factors. Many of the risk factors occur at particular life stages …

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