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Tribune Endorsements
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Voter turnout is usually low during non-presidential election years, but if voters haven’t learn anything from two years ago that saw Republicans take over the General Assembly, then nothing we say is going to make a difference. For those who do care to make their voices heard, you can start with casting a vote for Democratic Senator Kay Hagan. North
 
Lennon Lacy: A new generationís Ďstrange fruití
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
“The nineteenth century lynch mob cuts off ears, toes and fingers, strips off flesh and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.” – Ida B. Wells Lennon Lacy did not hang himself; he was lynched! He did not commit suicide; he was murdered! Capturing the correct language is so critical in this case, which is probably
 
Why all African-Americans should vote on Tuesday
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Now that the Supreme Court is allowing North Carolina to enforce its radical set of anti-voter laws in the upcoming elections, African-Americans have even greater reason to get to the polls Nov. 4, and combat the ongoing attempts to suppress the voices of minority, elderly and low-income voters. The reasons why North Carolina’s current extremist
 
A bad decision by lawmakers thatís looking even worse
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Here’s something that you haven’t heard enough about through the overwhelming din of the attack ads during this election season. Just three months into the new fiscal year, North Carolina has a revenue shortfall of just over $60 million, and it may balloon to 10 times that much before next June. There isn’t any question about the cause
 
Democrats bash Obama yet want black vote
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Here are a few election-time questions to think over: Why in the world do Democrats think they can bash President Obama and his policies and still win black votes? Why should lack voters be motivated to turn out after months of watching Democrats bash the president? What exactly is the strategy for Democrats to get black voters out? Many Democrats
 
Voting for the party or the person?
Monday, October 20, 2014
We say we have voting power, but we have settled merely for the power to vote. We fight for the right to vote, but we fail to vote right. Voting is a means to gain political power, not an end that simply allows one to participate in the act. As true as those statements are and as many times as we have heard the phrase, “This is the most important
 
Jordan Davisí killer to be jailed for life
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Florida, Nov. 23, 2012, in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle. A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the tragic, fatal shooting of Davis. Of course, millions of people welcomed the news of
 

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