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Inspiring self-love and confidence to girls
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Akilah C. Thompson’s “aha” moment dawned on her in the unlikeliest of places. During a month-long stay in Hyderabad, India, the entrepreneur and motivational speaker said she found her true calling. That calling, she said, is to inspire others to accomplish their dreams. Thompson, 31, is one of a growing number of young professionals who
 
Democrats bash Obama yet want black vote
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Here are a few election-time questions to think over: Why in the world do Democrats think they can bash President Obama and his policies and still win black votes? Why should lack voters be motivated to turn out after months of watching Democrats bash the president? What exactly is the strategy for Democrats to get black voters out? Many Democrats
 
Howard U. student becomes youngest elected official in D.C.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
WASHINGTON – In the sixth grade, Allyson Carpenter, then 10 years old and the youngest student in her middle school, rallied her classmates to sign a petition to get their teacher fired for what Carpenter deemed mistreatment of students. By the time the principal called Carpenter’s mother in to discuss her daughter’s activity, young
 
Read your ballot
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By the time voters get to the polls this year, they’ll have heard plenty about Sen. Kay Hagan and her challenger House Speaker Thom Tillis. And they’ll likely know a little about or at least recognize the names of their state and federal representatives. But what about what’s left on the ballot? Judicial races take up plenty of space
 
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
 
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