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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
 
Muhammad Ali will inspire me until the day I die
Monday, June 13, 2016
“Where you been, boy?” When I heard those words in June 1966, I knew I was going to have a rough time in the U.S. Navy. My immediate reply to that petty officer was, “Who are you calling a boy? I am a man!” I was 21 years old, already an angry, black man who experienced separate bathrooms, water fountains, restaurants at Greyhound
 
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
 
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