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Funding to HBCUs essential to equality
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been a safe haven for black students to express themselves without judgment from their white counterparts. In fact, Shirley Caswell wrote in the Washington Post that a 2015 Gallup report measured five elements of well-being — social, purpose, financial, community and physical — and found that
 
NC Values calls flagrant foul on NCAA
Monday, March 20, 2017
NC Values Coalition tipped off its Double-Dribble national campaign to send a message to the NCAA that citizens and sports fans across the state are tired of the association’s lobbying efforts to shape North Carolina into their vision of political correctness, especially if it risks the innocence of one woman or child. During all rounds of the NCAA
 
Statement from the Willard Scott Jr. family
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
"We are heartbroken to share the news that Willard Scott has passed away following a gunshot wound from State Trooper Jerimy Mathis. He was 31. He died too soon. Willard was our loving husband, son, grandson, brother and friend. He was a writer. He had in process three books. He also wrote lyrics for several well-known artists. While we mourn the loss
 
Time to dismantle Americaís economic exclusion
Thursday, March 2, 2017
New research on racial wealth gaps refutes the age-old advice for people of color to pull themselves up by their proverbial bootstraps. According to researchers at Demos and the Institute for Assets & Social Policy at Brandeis University, historical and systemic privileges afforded whites and denied to blacks are the true root causes. The Asset Value
 
Statement from Louise Pratt, mother of Kenneth Lee Bailey
Saturday, February 18, 2017
On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 15, my son was killed by Durham police officers. Since I got the news, I haven't been able to find words. I told me (sic) friends that I couldn't take calls from reporters. Since then, I have learned that people tried to explain my baby's life and death by running a background check. They reported things that were
 
Six black Republicans for Trumpís cabinet positions
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump owes the black community absolutely nothing. Let me repeat that: HE OWES US NOTHING! Blacks gave Trump just 8 percent of their vote and Hillary Clinton won 88 percent. Clinton's share of black voters was considerably lower than Obama’s 93 percent in 2008 and 96 percent in 2012. Trump has said he will make things a lot
 
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