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Critical race theory debate is not debatable
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Republicans have found their latest racial bugaboo. They’ve elevated something called critical race theory to a threat to the country, another plot to indoctrinate our children in Marxist thought. The North Carolina house passed a bill to prevent it from being taught in schools, and North Carolina Congressman Dan Bishop, author of the Bathroom Bill,
 
Can Democrats do the 2022 math?
Monday, May 17, 2021
North Carolina Democrats want to change the U.S. Senate math in 2022. But is their problem math or English? In 1990, Harvey Gantt lost the Senate race to Jesse Helms by 100,000 votes. Afterward, a Democratic consultant assured me: “North Carolina’s demographics are changing. We’ll win next time.” Thirty years later, Cal Cunningham
 
Durham associations urge city council to support Northgate redevelopment
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
The following is an email sent to Durham Mayor Steve Schewel and the Durham City Council. It has been edited due to space issues. Dear Mayor Schewel and the Durham City Council, The Walltown Community Association and the Northgate Mall Neighborhood Council urge you to help preserve the wealth and identity of the historically Black working-class
 
Workplace wellness that works for everyone
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s reinforced that America is far from the equitable and just country it claims to be. More than a year into the pandemic, statistics show that while the virus does not discriminate, its impact is disproportionate and the way we help those who are at increased risk of getting sick or those who fall
 
Steps we must take to begin to stop the killing
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
There’s no doubt that serving as a law enforcement officer in most parts of modern America is an extremely difficult and often thankless job, or that many of those who serve are good people doing fine work. Unfortunately, this doesn’t change the fact that our nation is mired in a terrible vicious cycle right now in which people of color –
 

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