New Business Owner’s Mission Is To Increase Financial Awareness

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By Felecia Piggott-Long April is National Financial Literacy month and, according to a national credit-card comparison website, Cardhub.com, the average household credit-card debt in 2015 was nearly $7,500. A separate website, Neighborworks.org, reports that over one-third of Americans do not have any savings. That data makes Roslyn S. Lash cringe and the work she does with Youth Smart Financial Education Services all the more important. She says she started the company last year to educat...
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A&T’s 125 Years of Excellence: Embracing The Past, Creating The Future

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of nineteen historically black colleges or universities with the distinction of being a land-grant institution. Land-grants are a product of legislation introduced by Vermont representative and U.S. Sen. Justin Smith Morrill who had a vision to make education available to all social classes – not just the wealthy and affluent. The First Morrill Act, signed into law in 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln, provided 30,000 acres of fe...
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A&T’s 125 Years of Excellence: Embracing The Past, Creating The Future

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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of nineteen historically black colleges or universities with the distinction of being a land-grant institution. Land-grants are a product of legislation introduced by Vermont representative and U.S. Sen. Justin Smith Morrill who had a vision to make education available to all social classes – not just the wealthy and affluent. The First Morrill Act, signed into law in 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln, provided 30,000 acres of ...
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Tavis Smiley Visits SECCA for New Book on Maya Angelou

From his celebrated conversations with world figures to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, broadcaster, author, publisher, advocate and philanthropist Tavis Smiley has emerged as an important voice for change. He is currently the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS, as well as The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International. Among the eighteen books he has written, his memoir What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America became a Ne...
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WSTA Exec Embracing Innovation With An Appreciation of History

By Laurie D. Willis Art Barnes says he is thankful for his job as general manager of the Winston-Salem Transit Authority, in large part because he understands the importance of public transportation to those who need it most. Barnes is also grateful to work for the WSTA because of its rich history – a past that he says should always be celebrated and never overlooked. The Winston-Salem Transit Authority has its roots in the Safe Bus Company, which was founded in Winston-Salem in 1926 by thirt...
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