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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 Davis’ 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
Fronting as a black business
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Minority business programs came to life as a compliance requirement for Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. States and corporations were given the word beginning in 1982, 18 years after the law passed. Some came willingly but most of time reluctantly, especially in the private sector. From the start, white-owned businesses began to pose as a
Seven more under-recognized bad decisions by the General Assembly
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Last week, we told you about seven bad decisions made by the General Assembly that have received very little attention. That list included everything from abolishing the funding for two nationally recognized programs – the N.C. Teaching Fellows and Drug Treatment Courts – to ending the state Earned Income Tax Credit and the state deduction for
Our own worst enemy
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Black Democrats are the most despised people on the face of this earth, and they have worked hard to deserve this designation. They vote upwards of 90 percent for Democratic candidates for president and get very little in exchange for their loyalty. They constantly deliver victory to Democrats, only to see the spoils of victory go to other groups:
Why I'm going to vote
Sunday, October 5, 2014
It seems that too many people are questioning whether their vote matters in this election. I am convinced that it matters a great deal, and I am going to make sure that I vote. Early voting begins Oct. 23 and Election Day is Nov. 4. I will be in the number. We do not have to look beyond our own borders in North Carolina to see the debilitating effect of
Talk is no substitute for action
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Have you ever seen a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taking part in a panel discussion? It’s likely he didn’t have time if he were asked. It’s also likely that in the 1950s and 1960s, he wasn’t asked much. The period King conquered was a time of action. The actions Dr. King took got results and won huge victories. Last year,

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RALEIGH – When the ashes of Mattie Clyburn Rice, the daughter of a slave, were buried