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Trust between police and the community essential
Monday, August 25, 2014
Contrary to what some might think, the review of the Human Relations Commission and the Civilian Police Review Board recommendations has been beneficial for Durham city government and the entire Durham community. It provided impetus for a valuable introspection that required asking difficult and sometimes sensitive questions, the review of processes and
 
Hip-Hop Corner: Revisiting police brutality
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Remember when our elders used to chastise us for using the N-word. They used to say “People died for you not to be called a N—–.” And we could never really identify with what they were saying because it felt like we had it so good. Our argument was this is a different time, I’m not saying Ni–ER; I’m saying
 
Everyone Needs to Vote
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
This is a call for all eligible black folks to register and vote in every election from now until eternity, so we can stop the rallies, marches and demonstrations related to voting. Despite being the most party-loyal voters in history, and receiving the least for that loyalty, we continue to deal with voting-related issues. If everyone would vote, we
 
Hip-Hop Corner: LL Cool J hasnít lost his street cred
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I had the honor of sitting in on LL Cool J’s private listening session in New York City. He was previewing excerpts from his upcoming release of the G.O.A.T II. When super producer Alize Jones from Beatbrokerz Ent. invited me to the session, I was thinking, ‘What’s he trying to do with the hood?’ You would think that he would have
 
NCís education policy changes through the eyes of a student
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
While it’s not clear that state lawmakers have concluded their business in Raleigh for the year, vastly different stories are already being told about the 2013-14 legislative session and, especially, the changes to our public education system. Some politicians and advocates are already crowing that it was a period of awesome success. Others are
 

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Equestrian Exchange Event

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Young adults march on Capitol

RALEIGH – Young people led the charge on Day 4 of the Moral Week of Action as they

Freedom ainít free

Let’s talk a little bit about freedom. I’m referring to the freedom afforded all of

Flags lowered to honor Richard Holden

RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory issued a flag order Tuesday lowering all North Carolina