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Book Review: “Turn It Up!”

April 8, 2020

It starts with tapping toes. It’s followed by shaking shoulders, waving arms, and swaying hips: you hear music and pretty soon, you’re dancing to a beat, and maybe even singing along with an artist you really love to listen to. Can you imagine your great-grandma dancing? Or her grandma? In “Turn It Up!” by Joel […]

Pandemic exacerbates the inequalities of health care

April 8, 2020

In this evolving COVID-19 pandemic, medical experts have indicated that we may see many more deaths in the next two weeks than we have seen before. As the number of deaths rise to more than 13,000, it is difficult to comprehend. But we are finally beginning to see the wisdom of social distancing as we […]

COVID-19 Cases Mount Among Blacks in N.C.

April 8, 2020

In Louisiana Monday, Gov. John Bell Edwards had stark news for his state – more than 70 percent of its confirmed 15,000 COVID-19 cases are African Americans. “Slightly more than 70 percent of all deaths in Louisiana (from the virus) are of African Americans, who make up about 32 percent of the overall population of […]

Need a loan? Local nonprofit and NC SBA are here to help

April 3, 2020

A nonprofit is offering some relief to local small businesses directly impacted by COVID- 19 and executive orders put in place by the state of North Carolina and the United States. With stay-at-home orders in effect through April 29, 2020, a lot of businesses are hoping they have a business to come back to and […]

IN MEMORIAM: African Americans Who Have Died of COVID-19

April 3, 2020

The inaccurate internet memes and false online conspiracies that “Blacks can’t get coronavirus” are contrary to reality. African Americans are not immune to COVID-19. On April 2, the Pentagon was looking to provide civilian institutions with more body bags after it was reported that over 1,000 people were reported to have died of COVID-19 in […]

National Civil Rights Museum commemorates King’s life and legacy

April 3, 2020

MEMPHIS, TN — The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel will present a virtual commemoration in honor of Dr. King’s life and legacy on April 4, the 52nd anniversary of his death. Since the pandemic surge, the museum has retooled its original event to produce digital content and a virtual broadcast entitled, “Remembering […]

TeleMed could save time and exposure for the patient

April 2, 2020

What a difference in our world in just a week. The landscape of what was our norm has been totally rearranged. Our norm is an evolving picture with constant changes. We are now under mandatory orders aimed at decreasing the community exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The numbers of people that have been infected by […]

Greensboro offers play at home activities

April 2, 2020

Staff with Greensboro Public Library, the Parks and Recreation Department and Field Operations have been creating videos and posting activities to help residents stay active, get creative and learn something while social distancing. Virtual programming includes story times, exercise classes, craft activities, scavenger hunts and more. For updated links to these great resources go to […]

What’s in a name?

April 2, 2020

Having a pet in one’s life is believed to, among other things, reduce stress and improve overall health and well-being. According to The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI), an estimated 133 million pet owners save nearly $11 billion on physician visits, while 20 million owners who walk their pets five times a week, show […]

Colleges offer emergency funds to students

April 2, 2020

During a time that college campuses are usually buzzing with the excitement of a new semester, students have instead packed up their belongings and are looking for ways to stay afloat. After orders from N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper for all UNC campuses to close on March 17, thousands of students across the state were forced […]

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