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Education looks to a Goldilocks tax system
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
A taxing dilemma hovers over the teacher pay-and-pipeline issue, over the expansion of early childhood education, and over the multiple demands of providing to North Carolina youth their constitutional right to a sound basic education. It’s surely too late in the current legislative cycle to expect a sharp turn from the tax-and-budget policies that
 
A class all their own
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Over the past several years, I have come to look forward to the month of May. As the days tick away, I anxiously await the arrival of a letter inviting me to the annual Capital City Sertoma Club’s annual Academic Achievers Recognition Banquet. Years ago club members came up with the brilliant idea to honor the top black senior in every Wake County
 
Charity helps, but it's not the answer
Sunday, May 22, 2016
I've been involved in benevolent projects for many years. Most of these efforts have been buying and distributing food and clothes for the very poor. In recent years I have been involved in Safe Fresh water wells for rural South Africa. As long as I live, I will be involved in some type of Christian -elated humanitarian project at some level. I don't
 
Time for blacks to diversify voting portfolios
Friday, May 20, 2016
Blacks gave Obama 96 percent of their votes in 2008 and 94 percent in 2012. We, by far, are the most loyal voting block for Obama in the entire U.S. According to the Pew Research Center, turnout by race for the 2012 presidential election was “Whites, 72 percent; Blacks 13 percent; Hispanic 10 percent; Asian 3 percent.” The Pew report
 

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Black history museum is true American story

When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in September, founding

The fight against Durham’s rising violence

DURHAM – Between 2003 and 2014, 536 violent deaths occurred in Durham County.

St. Titus to celebrate Parishioner Achievement Sunday

DURHAM – Parishioner Achievement Sunday, a day of thanksgiving for the lives and works of