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New candidates for president, VP
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DURHAM – North Carolina activists kicked off the Monica Moorehead/Lamont Lilly for president and vice president campaign on June 14, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s birthday. Activists from across the Triangle gathered to send a message to Trump that workers and oppressed people do not support him. His rise reflects a desperate
Muhammad Ali will inspire me until the day I die
Monday, June 13, 2016
“Where you been, boy?” When I heard those words in June 1966, I knew I was going to have a rough time in the U.S. Navy. My immediate reply to that petty officer was, “Who are you calling a boy? I am a man!” I was 21 years old, already an angry, black man who experienced separate bathrooms, water fountains, restaurants at Greyhound
The many delusions of Donald Trump
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
What do you say about someone who apparently sees things that do not exist? I have been asking myself that question while I have watched Donald Trump's presidential campaign unfold. And, as taunts name-calling and the lack of substance continue to define the tone of Trump's campaign, I have wondered whether we need to think about Trump in a different way.
Celebrating Muhammad Ali
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Thousands are heading to Louisville, Kentucky, this week to mourn the death and celebrate the life of Muhammad Ali. Ali will never be forgotten. He shook up the world, and the world is a better place. I drove by the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville Saturday and Sunday. People were standing in the rain with umbrellas. Flowers left at the center could be
A class all their own
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Over the past several years, I have come to look forward to the month of May. As the days tick away, I anxiously await the arrival of a letter inviting me to the annual Capital City Sertoma Club’s annual Academic Achievers Recognition Banquet. Years ago club members came up with the brilliant idea to honor the top black senior in every Wake County

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NCCU left out of MEAC TV

The MEAC released its TV football schedule last week on the ESPN family of networks. Nine games

Low maintenance vegetable gardening for a bountiful harvest

Increase your harvest without increasing the size of your garden or workload. All you need is a

Help for homeowners facing foreclosure

RALEIGH — June is National Home Ownership Month, and while an increasing number of North