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‘We do not need President Trump to honor our own’
Monday, December 11, 2017
The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations has suspended its call for a presidential promotion for legendary Buffalo Soldier, Colonel Charles Young. The push for the promotion has been ongoing with efforts to raise public awareness about the importance of the history for four decades. Before offering an explanation, I have a question: Did you
 
Young, Gifted and Black
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
I was reared and schooled in Detroit, where poverty and oppression eloquently danced while violence and crime serenaded the communities. The crime and oppression in my neighborhood drove me to submit a college application that changed my life's trajectory. I wasn't going to college to become an adult; I faced mature challenges and struggles long before
 
Remembering my client who died on death row
Sunday, November 19, 2017
I’m a capital defense lawyer. Death is an inescapable part of my work, but that’s been true this year more than most. In January, my client, Ricky “Coolie” Gray, was executed in Virginia. North Carolina has not had executions since 2006, but those on death row are dying of old age and sickness. In October, my client, Terry Ball,
 

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New Creation making a difference in Durham community

DURHAM – New Creation United Methodist Church has shone a positive light on its members

HBCUs must boost enrollment, finances

In the education space, he was perhaps one of President Obama’s fiercest critics. And

Give it up for the poet, not the points

DURHAM – Saturday nights typically warrant going out. Whether that be to dinner, a