Tag "African Americans"

Tearing Down the Wall

    Tearing Down the Wall

Panel weighs-in on eliminating racism (Rev. Dr. John Mendez is flanked by Cindy Gordineer and Mayor Allen Joines as he addresses the topic. Photos by Charles E. Leftwich Jr.) Racism was

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: White people feel targeted by the Ferguson protests — Welcome to our world

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: White people feel targeted by the Ferguson protests — Welcome to our world

By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for Time Distributed via NNPA In 1971, a riot broke out at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York during which prisoners demanded more political rights and better

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Public workshop labels gun violence as a health disparity

    Public workshop labels gun violence as a health disparity

(pictured above:  Dr. Alain Bertoni speaks as Dr. Kathryn Weaver sits close by.) In a national conversation dominated by cancer, diabetes and hypertension, one grave health disparity gets lost. In

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Editorial: Midterm ’14

    Editorial: Midterm ’14

(pictured above: Sen. Kay Hagan casts her ballot on Oct. 24 during the early voting period in Guilford County.) Voters – 1, Prognosticators – 0. Early figures show that Midterm voter

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Blacks critical to ALS fight

(pictured above:  Dr. Janel Johnson in the lab.) By now, we have all probably seen the Ice Bucket Challenge. It is

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Editorial: Promote Marriage Rather Than Fight ‘Equality’

    Editorial: Promote Marriage Rather Than Fight ‘Equality’

Two interesting events regarding black marriage and family occurred during September. On Sept. 24, the Pew Research Center released a

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Editorial: Shameful Ad

    Editorial: Shameful Ad

The South African charity Feed a Child chose to highlight child poverty in South Africa by portraying a little Black

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Editorial: Ikea Gets It

    Editorial: Ikea Gets It

President Obama would like the national minimum wage to rise to $10.10 an hour.  By executive order, he raised the

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Editorial: Deals with Devils?

    Editorial: Deals with Devils?

When the Koch Foundation gave the United Negro College Fund $25 million, it set off a maelstrom of comments in

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Editorial: City Shouldn’t be Nanny and Thom Tillis

    Editorial: City Shouldn’t be Nanny and Thom Tillis

City Shouldn’t be Nanny Later this month, the city will begin hosting a series of Friday evening activities at the

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