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Caught between Barack and a hard place
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The experiment that featured a black man in the White house is on the downside now. Folks in the Obama administration are busy looking for their next job and jumping ship faster than rats. But you can’t blame them; that’s the way it is in politics. You ride your horse as long as you can and then you find a new horse. That’s just what folks
‘Empire’ shows that black dollars matter
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
According to a Nielsen consumer report, African-Americans are voracious consumers of media, watching 37 percent more television than any other slice of American demography. While that’s not new news, it is disturbing that we don’t completely understand the connection between our TV consumption and the huge profits generated by our connection to
McCrory’s flat budget proposal ignores research and reality
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Well-functioning public systems beget economic growth and prosperity. Research and the lived experience of North Carolinians prove it. Decades ago the Old North State diverged from its southern neighbors and opted to invest in public structures like good roads, health care, public schools and universities, and early childhood programs. North Carolina leapt
The bullying politics of revenge continues
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Anybody still holding out hope that the bitter partisan politics of revenge, bullying and raw power grabbing on display in Raleigh during the last four years was on the wane can’t have much hope left after watching the Senate leadership last week. The Senate not only voted to change the election districts in county commission races in Wake County and
NC minority working families falling behind
Thursday, March 19, 2015
A sharp racial/ethnic divide has emerged within the world of low-income working families, posing a critical challenge to North Carolina and the nation, a new study by the Working Poor Families Project concludes. Unless lawmakers in North Carolina are willing to pursue policies that would improve conditions, African-Americans and Latinos will continue to
Black dollars matter
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The protest slogans addressing our latest struggle for justice and equity compel me to come up with a new phrase. The signs and t-shirts emblazoned with “I Can’t Breathe!” “No Justice, No Peace!” and the latest “Black Lives Matter” carry connotations related to action. I often wonder what the folks who wear the
Who pays for police officers’ misbehavior?
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Ever since President Bill Clinton apologized for the Tuskegee syphilis experiment in 1997, we have heard calls for apologies from the government and individuals for a myriad of transgressions against black people. I came to the conclusion a long time ago that apologies are highly overrated and mean very little when it comes to initiating substantive change
Remembering Earl Lloyd
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
In an era that can boast of legendary feats of basketball from players such as Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, LeBron James and countless other black basketball players, one might find it difficult to remember, or believe, there was ever a time when black athletes were not a significant presence on professional basketball courts. But it would take nearly

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