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Advocates vow to win justice for Kalvin Michael Smith

    Advocates vow to win justice for Kalvin Michael Smith

(pictured above:  August Dark, Kalvin Michael Smith’s father, speaks to supporters at Lloyd Presbyterian Church.) For Darryl Hunt, Sept. 11 was a day of infamy long before 2001. On that

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IDs aren’t required, but voters will see changes

    IDs aren’t required, but voters will see changes

With the May 6 primary election quickly approaching, voting rights advocates and candidates alike are scrambling to make sure that voters are empowered – and inspired – to hit the

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Editorial: Bond Referendums & Skewed Voting

    Editorial: Bond Referendums & Skewed Voting

Bond Referendum We are pleased and surprised that talk of a bond referendum has not relegated the city’s more urban centers. It has always been beclouding how communities of color

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Advocates prepare to appeal to lawmakers on behalf of older North Carolinians 

    Advocates prepare to appeal to lawmakers on behalf of older North Carolinians 

Dr. Althea Taylor-Jones joined other AARP advocates from Feb. 18-19 as they prepared to speak to state lawmakers about the specific needs of North Carolinians who are 50 and older. The

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Authoring Action’s annual Retrospective coming to SECCA

    Authoring Action’s annual  Retrospective coming to SECCA

(pictured above:  Authoring Action co-founder Nathan Ross Freeman poses with some of the program’s young participants in 2012.) The teen

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Overflow shelters open

    Overflow shelters open

(above: Sonjia Kurosky stands outside Samaritan Ministries.) Across the city, service providers are amping up their efforts to accommodate the homeless

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A murder transforms woman into criminal justice reformer

    A murder transforms woman into criminal justice reformer

It was a 2 a.m. phone call in 2003 that shattered Therese Bartholomew’s life. It would be years before the

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Seeing Things More Clearly

    Seeing Things More Clearly

Blind volunteers provide students with enlightening experience Modern advocates for the blind visited Salem Academy and College Oct. 16, nearly

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Editorial: Mad Women and Black-on-Black Crime

    Editorial: Mad Women and Black-on-Black Crime

The weekly Moral Monday rally at the General Assembly saw a swelling in attendance this week, courtesy of the latest

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