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Commentary: The killings in South Carolina are a setback in American race relations

    Commentary:  The killings in South Carolina are a setback in American race relations

By James B. Ewers Jr. Racial tension in this country took an unexpected turn for the worse on Wednesday [June 17] with the killing of nine African-Americans in Charleston South

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Juneteenth festival-goers mark black freedom amid mourning for slain church members

    Juneteenth festival-goers mark black freedom amid mourning for slain church members

In photo above: Fifth Street was lined with vendors for Juneteenth in Winston-Salem on Saturday, June 20. (Photo by Todd Luck) Even in the face of national tragedy, Juneteenth was celebrated

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Community groups unite to increase diabetes awareness

    Community groups unite to increase diabetes awareness

In the photo above: Busta Brown Special to The Chronicle Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in Forsyth County, and is linked to adult blindness, kidney disease

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Voter ID law hearing draws large crowd in Winston-Salem

    Voter ID law hearing draws large crowd in Winston-Salem

In photo above: The North Carolina State Board of Elections public comments hearing drew in a large crowd of interested parties prepared to speak on behalf of the 2013 Voter

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COMMENTARY: Blacks not comfortable with being black: Lessons from Caitlyn Jenner

    COMMENTARY: Blacks not comfortable with being black: Lessons from Caitlyn Jenner

By Bill Turner Caitlyn, “the new normal” for the former Bruce Jenner’s transgender experience – and the frenzied media attention

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St. Paul United Methodist Church celebrates its 144th anniversary

    St. Paul United Methodist Church celebrates its 144th anniversary

In the photo above: The Rev. Donald Jenkins, pastor, St. Paul United Methodist Church Special to the Chronicle St. Paul

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Report: Blacks, Hispanics Doing Better but Still Lag Whites

    Report: Blacks, Hispanics Doing Better but Still Lag Whites

JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite high-profile concern over issues underscored by the racial unrest in Ferguson,

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Commentary: Why the Affordable Care Act matters to African-Americans

    Commentary: Why the Affordable Care Act matters to African-Americans

Above: Valerie Jarrett, left, and  and Sylvia M. Burwell By Valerie Jarrett and Sylvia M. Burwell When Astrid Muhammad heard her

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King expected death, Dick Gregory tells Winston-Salem audience

    King expected death, Dick Gregory tells Winston-Salem audience

In photo: Dick Gregory speaks at Winston-Salem State University on Jan. 20. WSSU photo Winston-Salem State University’s K. R. Williams

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Letters to the Editor: Black businesses and peace

    Letters to the Editor: Black businesses and peace

When Black businesses ruled To the Editor: I grew up in Winston-Salem and attended an Afro American School. In this

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