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Ben Carson’s ugly hypocrisy
Thursday, October 1, 2015
From the moment he surfaced in 2013 as white conservatives' latest “Great Black Hope,” Ben Carson has made any number of offensive remarks typical of the conservative commentary of the Obama years. But early last week, apparently goaded by a GOP presidential primary that's set a cesspool-level standard for expressions of bigotry and
Teaching our dollars to make sense
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
When Donald Trump first spoke about his intentions to run for president and called out Mexicans and Hispanics in general, here's what happened: yes, there were protests in the streets by Latinos who felt they had been insulted by Trump, but further action was taken – not by Latinos but by corporations. According to an article by Sarah Berger with the
Public Schools First disappointed in lack of teacher support
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Nearly a month after the start of school, the General Assembly finalized the 2015-16 budget which Governor Pat McCrory signed into law on the same day. Public Schools First NC was disappointed that the new biennial budget did not do more to restore public education funding, since the 2013-15 budget cuts reduced the number of teacher and teacher assistant
The regressive tax hike for low-income families snuck into budget
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Next spring, when a single mother in Newton takes her old car to the Jiffy Lube for an oil change, she will be in for quite a surprise. It is going to cost her 6.75 percent more thanks to the budget passed by the House and Senate and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory that for the first time imposes a sales tax on car repairs and services. If she returns home to
Are we the worst generation?
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Our stock market has been correcting itself for quite some time. It appears that the major correction is on its way and the world's economy is going to take a nosedive. America, being the wealthiest nation, has the most to lose. The Great Recession started in 2008, and the recovery is very anemic, if it is a recovery at all. We tried to address it with the
‘Days of Grace’ sets unified pace for Southern resistance
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Over 800 gathered in Charleston, South Carolina, earlier this month for the Days of Grace Mass March and Strategy Conference against racism and for economic justice. Activists, organizers and attendees traveled from all over the United States. Guest speaker Clarence Thomas of the International Longshore Workers Union Local 10 came in from Oakland,

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Durham Celebrates 2015 Med Week

The City of Durham, In partnership with multiple


Durham Celebrates 2015 Med Week

The City of Durham, In partnership with multiple


Durham Celebrates 2015 Med Week

The City of Durham, In partnership with multiple

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Bethune rallies past NCCU

DURHAM – The streak continues for Bethune-Cookman against North Carolina Central. The

Weak scheduling hurting CIAA football

To underscore just what type of season it’s been so far for CIAA football, Winston-Salem

Struggling NCCU takes on Bethune-Cookman

N.C. Central (1-2) vs. Bethune-Cookman( 3-1, 1-0 MEAC) The Eagles kick off their conference