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What are our priorities?
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Since the start of the state Legislature in January, the GOP majority has made time to debate bills about deer hunting, bear traps, carrying concealed weapons at the State Fair and allowing magistrates to decide if they will marry same-sex couples. But we haven’t had time to bring up a comprehensive economic development policy. Republican Governor
Wake County's brightest students
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Capital City Sertoma Club’s annual Academic Achievers Recognition Banquet just keeps getting better and better. The club honors the top black graduating senior in each of the Wake County schools with the highest grade point average. Instead of a boring speaker, each student gives a five-minute speech on how he persevered through high school to
Michelle Obama resists taking the easy way out
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
More than any other first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama continues to stand above those who would attempt to distort her leadership. Her recent commencement address at Tuskegee University exemplified her courage to speak truth to the world without fear of repercussions. Michelle Obama's resilient optimism is refreshing as well as sobering. I am
A message for the class of 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
If you are disposed to using the Internet as your guide, a diploma generally will be described as the proof of your successful completion of a course of study or the bestowal of an academic degree. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that diploma in your grasp, occupying a prominent space on a wall or waiting to be pressed into your eager
Challenging economic racism in America
Thursday, May 14, 2015
There are many different manifestations of racism in America and throughout the world. But there is not a more insidious form of racism in the United States today than economic racism. Some scholars on the historical etymology of the term racism have proffered that it can be either intentional or unintentional while the results produce exactly the same
Planning for our own success
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Are we living in the last days? If so, what are we doing about it? It seems the world is coming apart at the seams. The Muslims are attacking the Christians, the Christians are attacking the Muslims; Africa is under siege, the earth is shaking, the United States is waging war on its black citizens, but why are you surprised? Yes, we live in the land of the
From crack baby to A-student
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The odds were stacked against Britiny Lee before she was born. Her mother was addicted to drugs like Britiny's grandfather and many others in their poverty-stricken Cleveland neighborhood. Britiny's mother used drugs throughout her pregnancy and went to prison for a year just after Britiny's birth. As a poor, black, crack baby with an addicted, incarcerated
‘Thug' is in the eye of the beholder
Thursday, May 7, 2015
A small section of Baltimore, no more than four to six blocks on the city's west side, experienced looting and property destruction after the funeral of Freddie Gray, the young man whose spine was mysteriously crushed after being taken into police custody. Gray would later die from his injuries and “Charm City” has been in a meltdown ever
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Lincoln inducts 8 into HOF

Former Lincoln sports information director Rob Knox is one of eight individuals to be inducted

Duke, NCCU go live

The SIAC is No. 1 once again. The HBCU conference had the highest football attendance among the

NCCU success comes with a tag

Success always comes with a price. That’s the message North Carolina Central coaches and