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Talk is no substitute for action
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Have you ever seen a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taking part in a panel discussion? It’s likely he didn’t have time if he were asked. It’s also likely that in the 1950s and 1960s, he wasn’t asked much. The period King conquered was a time of action. The actions Dr. King took got results and won huge victories. Last year,
Key pillars of a strong and fair economy are crumbling in North Carolina
Monday, September 15, 2014
A strong state Earned Income Tax Credit and a robust minimum wage are twin pillars that together form the foundation of a stronger economy, even for those with low-income jobs. Unfortunately, North Carolina state leaders recently demolished one of those pillars and are letting the other one slowly disintegrate. In North Carolina’s current economy,
Itís time to mend the ties between police and the black community
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Ask young boys what they want to be when they grow up, and the answer might be “police officer.” It’s common to want to protect the innocent, have authority and be the hero. For me, it wasn’t any different. I wanted to put on a uniform and badge so I could protect and serve. As I was growing up, my parents were adamant that I have
Buffalo Soldier Colonel Charles Young returns home
Thursday, September 11, 2014
On Sept. 28, the National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations, joined by the Mason County Government and the Maysville Community Technical College, are hosting an event in Mays Lick, Kentucky, honoring the legacy of Colonel Charles Young. The event is to mark the restoration of the birth cabin of Young and premier a commissioned bronze maquette of his
Tim Scott doesnít run from his blackness
Monday, September 8, 2014
I have been extremely critical of so-called black Republicans, as well as so-called black conservatives, and that’s not going to change. Too often they feel the need to check their blackness at the door under the perverted guise of currying favor with whites within the party. These are the type of blacks that many in the party want to showcase.

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Talk is no substitute for action

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