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Cary Publix open for business
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
CARY – The line for the grand opening of the new Publix grocery and pharmacy Wednesday was around the block for those who wanted to be the first to shop. The Cary store is the first in the Triangle, and people have been anticipating its opening since its announcement in August. “The grand opening was amazing. We had a line all the way down the
 
Lennon Lacy: A new generationís Ďstrange fruití
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
“The nineteenth century lynch mob cuts off ears, toes and fingers, strips off flesh and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.” – Ida B. Wells Lennon Lacy did not hang himself; he was lynched! He did not commit suicide; he was murdered! Capturing the correct language is so critical in this case, which is probably
 
Voter suppression? There's an app for that
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
RALEIGH - Early voting in North Carolina is well under way. On Election Day, thousands will wait until the last minute, and there will be trained election monitors at polling stations to make sure people are given every legal opportunity to vote. This year, many will be armed with a mobile application to record in real time any voting irregularities across
 
Why all African-Americans should vote on Tuesday
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Now that the Supreme Court is allowing North Carolina to enforce its radical set of anti-voter laws in the upcoming elections, African-Americans have even greater reason to get to the polls Nov. 4, and combat the ongoing attempts to suppress the voices of minority, elderly and low-income voters. The reasons why North Carolina’s current extremist
 
Calendar celebrates black heritage
Monday, October 27, 2014
RALEIGH – For the third straight year, AT&T of North Carolina has produced a Heritage Calendar that celebrates the North Carolina’s black experience. The calendar honors 12 individuals who have made significant contributions to their communities. This year’s calendar introduction at the Governor’s Mansion included those working
 
Upside of Affordable Care Act: health care costs down
Monday, October 27, 2014
RALEIGH – Not long ago, the airwaves were filled with predictions that health-care reform would be a disaster for taxpayers and consumers. That hasn't happened. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will cut the federal budget deficit by a hundred billion dollars despite adding health coverage for about 10
 
Hazing trial begins for FAMU student
Monday, October 27, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — The trials of three of four members of Florida A&M University's marching band on charges of felony hazing and manslaughter have been postponed until April. But the trial of a fourth member began with jury selection Monday, nearly three years after drum major Robert Champion died from being beaten. Judge Renee Roche delayed the
 
McCrory, Tillis tout NC eugenics compensation
Monday, October 27, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina officials say help is on the way for some people sterilized under orders of state officials over several decades, but only a fraction of those who lost the chance to start a family will be compensated. Gov. Pat McCrory and state House Speaker Thom Tillis issued statements Monday ahead of Friday's deadline for the first
 
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