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Movement for black lives yields new targets of the state
Thursday, June 30, 2016
During the height of the Ferguson, Missouri, rebellion in late summer 2014, youth organizer Joshua Williams (right) quickly rose to the call of duty. In the aftermath of Officer Darren Wilson’s brutal murder of unarmed black teenager Mike Brown, 19-year-old Williams stepped forward in the most dedicated and courageous way possible – on the
 
Better health, declining financial security for NC kids
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
In areas where North Carolina children and families are flying high, as well as those where they falter, there’s a strong link between public policy decisions and well-being outcomes. The latest KIDS COUNT Data Book shows young people born in the mid- to late 1990s are exhibiting healthier behaviors and avoiding health risks in record numbers. Fewer
 
Disrespect from Democrats and Republicans
Saturday, June 25, 2016
After last week’s column on how the major presidential candidates snubbed organizers of this year’s National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, I received quite a few emails asking: What can we do about it? For anyone who may have missed the column, I noted that in an ultimate show of disrespect, each major presidential candidate
 
New candidates for president, VP
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DURHAM – North Carolina activists kicked off the Monica Moorehead/Lamont Lilly for president and vice president campaign on June 14, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s birthday. Activists from across the Triangle gathered to send a message to Trump that workers and oppressed people do not support him. His rise reflects a desperate
 

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Chavis League returns to St. Aug's campus

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BOOK: 4 women take a hard look inward

NAKED and Unashamed By Davenia Jones Lea WestBow Press, $19.95 PB After two years, Shula still