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‘Amazing Grace’ is about black slavery
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
My late mother's favorite hymn was “Amazing Grace.” The great Mahalia Jackson sang her favorite version. Oh, how I remember listening to her work around the house saying those sweet words. I wonder if she knew the roots of this great song. The author, John Newton, was a minister during the 1700s from England. According to Wikipedia,
Unexpected victory for voting rights
Monday, June 22, 2015
The Senate budget might not have been the most important story of the week, as absurd and regressive as it was. We sort of knew that was coming. What was unexpected was the House and Senate both passing legislation just before heading home for the weekend that modifies the voter ID law that was part of the sweeping voter suppression legislation approved by
Guns in church
Monday, June 22, 2015
A faith group in our town recently held a worship event with about 350 plus people in attendance. They expected people from several states and foreign countries, including Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, United Kingdom and Canada. The international group came together in celebration of their Christian faith to worship and recognize academic achievement.
Hillary Clinton evokes ‘collective anesthesia'
Friday, June 19, 2015
In March of 2007, I wrote a column under the headline “Obama Drama.” It began, “Will the euphoria sweeping through our ranks over the possibility of a Black President eventually dominate our collective psyche? Will it overwhelm us with notions of ‘equality' and ‘victory,' and ostensibly cause us to subordinate our primary

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Coastal Athletics Summer Camp

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Coastal Athletics Summer Camp

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Young Advocates Institute

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Federal trial next month won't address NC voter ID mandate

RALEIGH – A federal trial next month on several provisions of North Carolina's 2013

College or chaos? Dope’ explores the thin (funny) line between the two

Seventeen-year-old Malcolm (Shameik Moore) was raised by a single-mom (Kimberly Elise) in a

String of fires at 6 predominantly black churches scrutinized

A string of churches with predominantly black congregations – from Florida to Tennessee --