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Can a Morehouse man be openly gay?


Morehouse College in Atlanta has been noted as the bastion of black male leadership since its inception in 1867. Embodying W.E.B. Dubois’s theory of “The Talented Tenth,” that stated “exceptional black men” would be the ones to lead the race, Morehouse College has produced unquestionably a pantheon of noted black men. However, nowhere in its …

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Bishop rebukes vicar for wedding

Global News Notes

Bishop rebukes vicar for wedding LONDON, England — Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London, has strongly renounced the validity of the same-sex wedding between two priests conducted by the vicar of Saint-Bartholomew-the-Great, Rev. Martin Dudley (pictured). The Bishop has declared that the ceremony carried out by Dudley is illegal under current codes within …

Out in the Stars: June 28-July 11

July arrives and steamrolls us when the Sun opposes retro Jupiter. Our bon temps can become bon fires. Think about what you really want and plan out your course of action carefully lest you singe your best assets. Ouch! CANCER (06.22-07.23) Let the good times roll, especially with a certain special someone. Gay Crabs will …

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Home-spun spa fun

Give yourself the pampered spa treatment at home

Everybody loves the pampering we get at the spa or salon, but those special luxuries can hit your pocketbook hard. These days there are many reasonably-priced ways to indulge yourself with relaxing treatments normally found at top day spas and salons. Here are some great ideas to treat yourself to some luxurious pampering at home …

Unpack the value of travel insurance

Money Matters

Everyone hopes their trip of a lifetime doesn’t turn into a disaster, but life has a way of throwing curveballs. Travelers can minimize the damage of a last-minute illness, lost baggage or a bankrupt cruise line by purchasing travel insurance. Coverage that also includes medical and dental emergencies, and even medical evacuation, can add extra …

HGTV takes on ‘The Hobbit’

Raleigh couple's 30-year love affair with garden to be featured in August

Willie Pilkington and John Dilley have been together for 30 years. Their love for each other has been cemented with their mutual love of their garden, a product of 30 years of traveling and collecting. On Aug. 14, 2008, 7 a.m., the couple and their “Hobbit Garden” will be featured on HGTV’s “Gardener’s Diary.” In …

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Quit smoking with keen, robotic precision

A simple plan to help you on the way to a nicotine-free life

Have you tried quitting smoking cold-turkey, only to smoke again a day or even minutes later? Many health practitioners will tell you that making a clean break from cigarettes is the only way to quit smoking. But when cold-turkey doesn’t work for you, then what? You have to pick a way to quit smoking that …

Get ship-shape in time for summer

How to lose weight and keep it off

Losing weight seems to be everybody’s goal. We all want to look better, feel healthier and ward off illness. However, for most people losing weight is a huge struggle and keeping it off is an even bigger problem. Research shows that almost 95 percent of repeat dieters fail and ultimately regain any weight they initially …

Green Living: Saving the earth, one piece of paper at a time

Health and Wellness

Ever since paper was invented by the Chinese 2,000 years ago it has been part of a process of recycling. Paper was originally made from the pulverized fibers in rag cloth. Clothing and other pieces of woven materials were ground up into a mash, the resulting stew being pressed flat and put out to dry …

Gay Dems victorious, Hospital visits guaranteed

South Carolina News Notes

Gay Dems victorious STATEWIDE — On Tuesday, June 10, two openly gay candidates sailed to victory in their respective South Carolina primaries. Real estate agent James Akers, Jr. won his primary for a seat on the conservative Greenville County Council and Linda Ketner won in her bid to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Henry Brown of …