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Earth Day should be everyday!  The following tips will keep you inspired to go green through out the entire year. Tip #1: Turn Off Water When Not In Use – This means, no need to run the water while brushing those pearly whites. And when doing dishes, consider running a full dishwasher full, or if […]

Good Friday (from the senses pious, holy of the word “good”),is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance […]

Washington — With rising gas prices, unemployment rising for some communities, and the debate over the budget in Washington, many Americans have no real reason to be happy nowadays. A recent poll has found that Americans are more pessimistic about the future since the first two months of Obama’s presidency when the Great Recession was […]

In this exclusive video report for NewsOne, correspondent Stacy Samuel reviews Al Sharpton’s transformation from firebrand to elder statesman of the civil rights movement, culminating in last week’s National Action Network convention, marking the 20th anniversary of Sharpton’s organization — and in a televised conversation with Cornel West that turned into a political showdown. “A […]

Health Care services company Connextions announced Thursday it is expanding its North Carolina operations by adding 1,200 jobs at a new location in Charlotte and its existing facility in Concord. Officials with the Orlando, Fla.-based company said growing demand for its call center-based services prompted the expansion. The company plans to hire 800 people for […]

Campus and police security are stepping up patrols at Johnson and Wales University in uptown Charlotte. Three students said they were robbed at gunpoint recently in two separate incidents near the campus in the West Trade Street corridor. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Captain Jeff Estes said police are aggressively working the case and said these crimes in […]

Another eight counties are now eligible for federal aid, raising the total to 18. Craven, Currituck, Greene, Hertford, Hoke, Pitt, Robeson and Sampson counties were added to the list Thursday, joining Bertie, Bladen, Cumberland, Halifax, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Onslow, Wake and Wilson counties. Homeowners in those areas are now eligible for up to $240,000 in […]

Tia Mowry Hardrict recently opened up about having endometriosis on The Daily Love blog.  In the blog Hardrict explains her belief that there is a direct connection between our diet and our health.  Here’s an excerpt from that piece. My husband, Cory Hardrict, lives an extremely holistic lifestyle.  Throughout  the years, he tried to influence […]

It’s about to start warming up.  For southerners warm weather is just an opportunity for us to get together and “put a lil something on the grill,” as a close friend would say.  At my house a barbeque is nothing without music and line dancing! My aunties and I will usually get out on the […]

Whatchu know about this jam? My cousin turned me on to Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam.  She enjoyed their music and I soon became a fan, but I have to say that my all-time favorite Lisa Lisa song is “All Cried Out.”  Second favorite has to be her other duet with Full Force, “Someone […]

I have to admit, I like to look fly … and I take some of my cues for what is fly from the stars. I am usually a fan of Rihanna. I like her edgy, unpredictable style that transitions to corporate in .003 seconds … and still looks great.  With that said, I also know […]

Great music stands the test of time; so, it’s no surprise that I (and many of my counterparts) continue to rock to the sounds of Cameo. My 30-something self was just a baby when Cameo was at the height of their careers, but I promise I hit the dance floor when any Cameo jam comes […]