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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
 
Blacks feel ignored by the Democratic Party
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Cornell Belcher, the CEO of Brilliant Corners Research, said it's no surprise that black voters have presented a very clear mandate to the Congressional Black Caucus to oppose the Trump administration, because 92 percent of African-Americans voted against Donald Trump. “However, to maintain this broad level of support among African-American voters,
 
Ending gerrymandering could be the 'big fix'
Monday, February 13, 2017
RALEIGH – Our nation is still feeling the aftershocks of last year's deeply contentious presidential election. Political polarization seems as intense as it's ever been in modern times. Many of us may want to simply throw our hands up in disgust, disconnect from the rancor and step away from the political scene entirely. But in reality, it's never
 
How the civil rights movement opened the door to immigrants
Saturday, February 4, 2017
"The very country to which many of our people were taken as slaves during the transatlantic slave trade has now decided to ban refugees from some of our countries." So said African Union head Nhosazana Dlamini-Zuma as she addressed the group's members during this week's summit in Ethiopia. Dlamini-Zuma was speaking about President Donald Trump's
 
Six black Republicans for Trumpís cabinet positions
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump owes the black community absolutely nothing. Let me repeat that: HE OWES US NOTHING! Blacks gave Trump just 8 percent of their vote and Hillary Clinton won 88 percent. Clinton's share of black voters was considerably lower than Obama’s 93 percent in 2008 and 96 percent in 2012. Trump has said he will make things a lot
 

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