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Iíll never leave my Republican Party
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
With less than seven weeks to go before one of the most historic elections in our nation’s history, and when the GOP needs all the help it can get reaching black voters, the Republican National Committee is suing me – a black Republican – over an event that I created. You can’t make this stuff up. A few facts: I created and hosted
To all who decided to open accounts in black banks
Monday, September 19, 2016
As president of the National Bankers Association, whose members include many of the black-owned banks that received and are still receiving an unprecedented level of support from all over America, I would like to extend heartfelt gratitude by simply saying, “Thank you!” While efforts to get the black community to utilize black-owned banks is
Black freedom fighters on the silver screen
Thursday, September 15, 2016
A quarter century ago, teaching a Native-American history class at Duke, I noted that enrollment spiked after the release of Kevin Costner's blockbuster film about the post-Civil War West, "Dances with Wolves." New students in that cohort were full of fresh interest and tough questions. Sometime soon, Fox Searchlight Pictures is rolling out a movie about

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DURHAM – Following a two-year effort led by Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell to

Black community sees Charlotte as glimmering, fake Oz

CHARLOTTE – To much of the world, Charlotte is the Queen City – a gleaming downtown,