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Facing ‘officer friendly' while black
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Without the video, South Carolina police officer Michael T. Slager likely would have gotten away with murder. Without the video, we wouldn't see Slager have the, shall we say, presence of mind to quickly retrieve what appears to be his Taser and plant it beside the lifeless body of Walter Lamar Scott. Without the video, Slager would no doubt have quickly
Letter to editor
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
I am a white man in Raleigh who happened upon The Triangle Tribune for the first time last week, and I wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed reading it. The first thing that stood out to me was the good writing and appropriate grammar, punctuation, etc. It was immediately clear that your writers have strong English backgrounds and believe in keeping
Proposed abortion changes would have devastating impact on women’s health
Monday, April 13, 2015
House Bill 465 is a new anti-abortion bill proposed earlier this month in the North Carolina House. It is a broad, sweeping bill that aims to increase waiting periods for women seeking abortion and to limit the type of health care professionals who can perform the procedure. Perhaps the most dangerous piece of the bill involves a clause that would ban
Seniors anxiously await lawmakers’ budget decisions
Thursday, April 9, 2015
When state lawmakers return next week from their unusual spring break, debate over the budget will take center stage as the House puts together its spending plan for the next two years. Most of the public discussion of the budget focuses on teacher and state employee pay, education funding, Medicaid, and business incentives. The $21 billion plan will also
Sweepstakes: OK for some but not for all
Monday, April 6, 2015
Sometimes certain local officials’ treatment of small business owners who offer sweepstakes is a bit confusing and downright unfair. Businesses use all kinds of promotions to generate loyal customers. Who among us has never played Monopoly sweepstakes at McDonald’s? How about soft drink companies who offer sweepstakes prizes under their
The State of Black America, Part 1
Thursday, April 2, 2015
“What the people want is very simple: they want an America as good as its promise.” - Texas Congresswoman Barbara C. Jordan There’s no other way to say it: Black America is in crisis. Over the past year, we have been bombarded with headlines that continue to drive home the longstanding challenges faced by black and brown communities in
Young, gifted, black and abused
Monday, March 30, 2015
In the course of one week, we witnessed the burden of being young, gifted and black. First, Little League baseball phenom Mo’ne Davis was insulted by a white college baseball player who called the abundantly talented young girl a “slut” in a tweet in response to news that Disney was planning to make a movie about her incredible rise to
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
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