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A decade of second chances
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
RALEIGH – Dennis Gaddy returned home from jail to a stable family and a good support system, but realized not all ex-felons have this luxury. He felt it was his mission, his obligation, to provide much needed support to men and women who are reentering society. Community Success Initiative, a nonprofit organization that helps former inmates achieve
 
Smiley: Voting power key to poverty
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
RALEIGH – “Rocking the vote” is more than just a trendy slogan or a civic duty. National TV commentator Tavis Smiley says voting can be a way out of poverty. “Voting matters and it makes a difference, (although) I’m not one of those who thinks that voting is the answer to all of our problems. People do vote. They voted in 2008
 
NC NAACP seeks legislative session on Medicaid
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory should call legislators to a one-day session to approve Medicaid expansion, the head of the state NAACP said Monday. As the Rev. William Barber spoke in a church, three caskets lined the aisles to symbolize people, hospitals and jobs that advocates say have died because of the lack of health care. "It is grievous to have
 
NC campaign flier has background lynching photo
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
FAYETTEVILLE – Neither Republicans nor Democrats say they know anything about fliers on the windshields of cars at a Fayetteville church that included a background photo of a lynching. Multiple media outlets reported the fliers showed up Sunday at Kingdom Impact Global Ministries. The flier read "Kay Hagan doesn't win! Obama's impeachment will
 
Chapel Hill celebrates historical black mayoral election
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – A few black radicals would approach Howard Lee, barely into his mayoral position. “They would come and say, ‘What are you going to do for the black folks?’ And my response is and has always been, ‘Nothing. I’m going to focus on the greatest needs in the community and the priority is going to be based on
 
Against All Odds: the King Brothers
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
It’s been almost 50 years since Charles and Tony King became the first and only black siblings to play on the same professional football team with the Buffalo Bills in 1967 of the defunct American Football League. Charles, a defensive back, was a high draft pick in 1966 and Tony, a flanker and multi-position player, joined him on the team in 1967.
 
Underhill’s No Child explores human relationships
Monday, October 20, 2014
RALEIGH – No Child is the latest film from Raleigh-based producer, director and screenwriter Rob Underhill, a moving story about the power of human relationships in facilitating personal change. Framed within the context of a young boy’s efforts to pass a test required by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Underhill’s film is yet
 
Voting for the party or the person?
Monday, October 20, 2014
We say we have voting power, but we have settled merely for the power to vote. We fight for the right to vote, but we fail to vote right. Voting is a means to gain political power, not an end that simply allows one to participate in the act. As true as those statements are and as many times as we have heard the phrase, “This is the most important
 
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