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Another Tuskegee Airman takes final flight
Monday, August 3, 2015
William White, a former Tuskegee Airman from Smithfield, Virginia, died July 24 at his home from natural causes, family members said. He was 88. The Tuskegee Airmen, sometimes known as the Red Tails, was a legendary squadron of all-black aviators who distinguished themselves during World War II. The group participated in more than 1,500 combat missions,
 
American veterans deserve better treatment
Monday, August 3, 2015
Let me start with a quote from my mentor, the late Arthur A. Fletcher: “If your life becomes so miserable that you want to commit suicide, just check into a VA hospital. It won't take long.” Art told me that 15 years ago and today the status of Veterans Administration hospitals has gotten even worse. No matter how many news articles detailing
 
MOVIE REVIEW: Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
Monday, August 3, 2015
The first 15 to 30 minutes of this new Mission: Impossible entry lacks electricity. Yes, it opens with the stunt that is on every trailer: Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt clutching the side of a cargo plane for dear life as it lifts off at more than 100 miles per hour. This should be an OMG moment, but in the movie, it seems tame. Writer/director
 
Closing arguments completed in challenge to NC voter law
Sunday, August 2, 2015
WINSTON-SALEM – Closing arguments wrapped up Friday in the legal challenge to North Carolina's election law, leaving the fate of the controversial legislation in the hands of the federal judge who heard the case. The Winston-Salem Journal reports presentations by attorneys for the plaintiffs and the state were expected to take three hours, but
 
Fundraising for park to tell black experience stalls
Saturday, August 1, 2015
RALEIGH – Supporters of a park that would showcase the black experience in North Carolina are overhauling their efforts, including a possible name change and the addition of a monument that would be more uplifting than others about slavery and Jim Crow laws, as they try to determine why donors haven't embraced the project. They need to raise $5
 
N.C. A&T picked first in MEAC
Friday, July 31, 2015
NORFOLK, Va. – The North Carolina A&T football team went nine straight seasons (2004-12) without being predicted to finish in the top five of the MEAC standings. On Friday at the annual MEAC Media Luncheon at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, the Aggies were not only picked to win the league, but MEAC head coaches and sports information directors
 
Future filmmakers take a bow
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Our School of Doc students premiered their final films recently to a packed house of family, friends and supporters. The students celebrated the end of their five-week documentary filmmaking experience with the world premiere of two short films. The students' first film, made during their second week of camp, was about the frustrations of high school
 
NC kids with Medicaid become healthy adults
Thursday, July 30, 2015
RALEIGH – More than 1 million North Carolina children benefit from Medicaid coverage, and as the nation's largest public health-insurance program turns 50 this week, a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families finds Medicare has long-term benefits for children, their parents and North Carolina's economy. Michelle
 
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Another Tuskegee Airman takes final flight

William White, a former Tuskegee Airman from Smithfield, Virginia, died July 24 at his home from

American veterans deserve better treatment

Let me start with a quote from my mentor, the late Arthur A. Fletcher: “If your life

MOVIE REVIEW: Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

The first 15 to 30 minutes of this new Mission: Impossible entry lacks electricity. Yes, it