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Living a double life
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Samantha and James lived very similar lives. As college friends, they took the same courses, had similar GPAs and graduated with honors. They both got married, had two children and are working hard to provide for their families. But that’s where the similarities end. Even though they both entered the workforce five years ago with identical academic
 
Fakeness tarnishes hip-hop
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson recently filed for bankruptcy and testified in court that despite his flashy public persona, he is only worth $4.4 million. LOL. Not that there is anything wrong with that. The dilemma is the art of the illusion. So often we see hip-hop personalities fabricate their status to appear bigger than life. Rocafella Records'
 
Welcome back, Mr. President
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The radical Christian theology of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is the same theology that shaped President Obama’s identity as a social justice organizer and the same identity that we are witnessing resurface in the last days of his presidency. This reawakening became clearly evident in Feb. 2014 when President Obama launched My Brothers Keeper, pledging
 
What’s at stake in the budget debate
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The annual Kids Count survey by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that tracks child welfare in states was released this week and couldn’t have come at a better time, as lawmakers are putting a final state budget together and setting priorities for public investments. North Carolina ranked 35th overall in child well-being and most of the news coverage of
 

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