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August 17, 2018

Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first black president, often used her talent, fortune and platform to inspire millions of black Americans and support the fight for racial equality.

“She not only provided…


Every­one gets to see ‘Smart Funny and Black’ Seales

August 10, 2018

WASHINGTON — What happens to a moment deferred?

Does it slip through the cracks of YouTube, never to be replayed? Retire to the island of old tweets to shrivel in the sun? 

Or does it quietly gather a viral army of followers too big to ignore?

The secret may lie with Amanda Seales, a…


Greenville to host second annual Comic Con weekend

July 30, 2018

Get ready to release your inner nerd.

Comic and pop-culture lovers are expected to dress up and come out for the second annual Greenville North Carolina Comic Con on Aug. 4.

The event will run from from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.at the Greenville Convention Center, and will feature comics, artists, cosplay,…


Haitian choir to perform at local church

July 27, 2018

The Hope Haitian Choir will return next week to Rocky Mount for a performance at Arlington Baptist Church.

“Amazing,” “so inspiring” and “what beautiful voices” are some of the comments heard after most concerts by the Hope Haitian Choir. This non-traditional…