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A class all their own
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Over the past several years, I have come to look forward to the month of May. As the days tick away, I anxiously await the arrival of a letter inviting me to the annual Capital City Sertoma Club’s annual Academic Achievers Recognition Banquet. Years ago club members came up with the brilliant idea to honor the top black senior in every Wake County
Charity helps, but it's not the answer
Sunday, May 22, 2016
I've been involved in benevolent projects for many years. Most of these efforts have been buying and distributing food and clothes for the very poor. In recent years I have been involved in Safe Fresh water wells for rural South Africa. As long as I live, I will be involved in some type of Christian -elated humanitarian project at some level. I don't
Time for blacks to diversify voting portfolios
Friday, May 20, 2016
Blacks gave Obama 96 percent of their votes in 2008 and 94 percent in 2012. We, by far, are the most loyal voting block for Obama in the entire U.S. According to the Pew Research Center, turnout by race for the 2012 presidential election was “Whites, 72 percent; Blacks 13 percent; Hispanic 10 percent; Asian 3 percent.” The Pew report
Unmarried mothers
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Over half of all babies born in the US today are born to unmarried mothers, a demographic trend with tremendous potential to reshape public policy for the better. Unmarried motherhood has economic implications for families and children that we should expect to surface in this year’s coming election. Not only should we expect increased clamor for
Burr’s absurd blockade of a judge in his home state
Monday, May 9, 2016
An African-American has never served as a federal judge in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Senator Richard Burr apparently intends to keep it that way, judging by his knee-jerk opposition to President Obama’s latest nominee to fill a seat on the court that has been vacant for 10 years, the longest vacancy in the country. Obama twice nominated
Farewell, Afeni Shakur
Monday, May 9, 2016
On April 2, 1969, 21 members of the Harlem Chapter of the Black Panther Party were formally indicted and charged with 156 counts of conspiracy to blow up subway and police stations, five local department stores, six railroads, and the Bronx-based New York Botanical Garden. By the early morning hours of April 3, combat squads of armed police conducted mass

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