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Affordable housing goals and fair access to mortgage credit
Saturday, June 17, 2017
As the Senate Banking Committee turns its attention to reform the nation’s secondary mortgage market, civil rights leaders recently spoke in a strong and united voice. For these national organizations, the housing finance system must embrace – not abandon – its obligation to provide broad access and affordability in mortgage lending. In
 
How tax cuts in North Carolina undercut the middle class
Monday, June 12, 2017
It appears that our state’s final days of debate over the state budget will have failed to engage with the most relevant data point for North Carolina’s middle class: The typical worker is paid less each hour today than when the Great Recession began. The national recovery that has grown incomes has only just begun to grow wages in our state,
 
What black parents must do this summer
Saturday, June 10, 2017
There is a three-year gap between black and white students. Many people love to believe it’s due to income fatherlessness, educational attainment of the parent and lack of parental involvement. I believe a major reason for the gap is we continue to close schools for the summer as if we are an agrarian economy. Very few black youth will be farming
 
An 'alternative universe' required to stifle school resegregation
Monday, June 5, 2017
Four academic researchers from three public universities have produced fresh documentation of the South’s backsliding on school desegregation. Their array of data sketches out a story of a historic success that has eroded over the past three decades. The upshot imposes a burden on the education systems and civil society of the region’s states
 
Brooks’ firing shows NAACP doesn’t have a clue
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Once again, the NAACP has proven why it is the Hillary Clinton of the civil rights movement. The NAACP used to be a storied organization that was a major player in the historic fight for full equality for blacks in America. But that was before it got bought out by the Democratic Party in the early 1970s; before it bowed downed to the alter of the
 
Black AIDS Institute announces 30-day campaign
Friday, May 26, 2017
The Black AIDS Institute, the nation’s only think tank focused on the impact of HIV upon black communities, has announced a national, digital-community campaign, “30 Days of HIV.” Launching May 27 and ending on National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) June 27, the campaign consists of three core elements: an online community calendar to promote HIV
 
Statement from Louise Pratt, mother of Kenneth Lee Bailey
Saturday, February 18, 2017
On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 15, my son was killed by Durham police officers. Since I got the news, I haven't been able to find words. I told me (sic) friends that I couldn't take calls from reporters. Since then, I have learned that people tried to explain my baby's life and death by running a background check. They reported things that were
 

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St. Aug’s earns more honors

CC thought we were seeing things. But there it was, a spring meeting recap sent out by the CIAA.

Alcohol consumption increases breast cancer risk in black women

Alcohol consumption is known to be a risk factor for breast cancer based on studies

Raleigh high school gives second chances

RALEIGH – As a new mother, Jayda Hunter, 17, was finding it increasingly difficult to meet