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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
 
Confederate pomp amid burial of slave's daughter
Sunday, October 19, 2014
RALEIGH – When the ashes of Mattie Clyburn Rice, the daughter of a slave, were buried Saturday in her father's grave in the North Carolina piedmont, a color guard of Confederate re-enactors was in attendance. So were members of the United Daughters of Confederacy. That the daughter of a man enslaved in the 1800s should live to see the 21st century
 
Car review: Volkswagen 2015 lineup
Saturday, October 18, 2014
MIDDLEBURG, Va. – We came here to get a look at Volkswagen’s offerings for the 2015 model year. Normally during these full-line previews, there are a few tweaks here and some burnishing there. But VW did have a triad of new stuff that will help its presence in the U.S. market. The German automaker has come a long way from the days when its
 
Miss UVI brings home national HOF crown
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Miss University of Virgin Islands Elisa Thomas made history when she won Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame, becoming the first Miss UVI to win that crown. Thomas competed against 20 other college queens from Historically Black Colleges and Universities from across the nation last month in Atlanta. In addition to winning the crown, Thomas won
 
Record number of black candidates seeking office
Friday, October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month, a post-Reconstruction record that some observers say is a byproduct of President Barack Obama's historic presidency. At least 83 black Republicans and Democrats are running for the U.S. House, an all-time high for the modern era,
 
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