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Gender wage gap hits black women especially hard
Monday, August 13, 2018
The gender wage gap continues to harm women, their families, and the economy, despite women being in the workforce for decades. But not all women are marginalized by this disparity in the same way. In 1996, the National Committee on Pay Equity decided to bring awareness to the wage gap by creating National Equal Pay Day. The day signifies how long it takes
 
Plan ahead for college, and after
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Summer vacation is wrapping up, and many of you or your children are beginning to think about or are getting ready to start or return to college. But there’s important homework to do before the semester begins. Higher education is a major financial investment, and students can use the rest of summer to make sure that they’re investing smartly
 
NC: Make rape kit testing a priority
Monday, August 6, 2018
About 30 years ago, my sweet, elderly aunt for whom I was named was brutally beaten and raped in the country church where I was baptized and where five generations of my ancestors are buried. She had gone there on a Saturday morning to practice the organ selections for the next day. A neighboring farmer and family friend found her naked and barely alive on
 
Letter: Bladen County in crisis
Monday, July 23, 2018
Bladen County is in crisis. Not only from the lawyers trying to hurt our hog farms, the opioid crisis that is making drugs more readily available in our small community and the lack of jobs in the area, but we are also under crisis from the lack of information and willingness to help a community that mostly goes unseen from the general public. It is a
 
Just say ‘no’ to 6 NC amendments
Friday, July 20, 2018
The easiest way to push back against North Carolina’s rogue General Assembly is to vote against all six proposed constitutional amendments Like Congress and most modern American state legislatures, the North Carolina General Assembly is not a popular or respected body. Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling asked voters their opinion of the General
 

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