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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 phone ring on Friday, Jan. 16, the last thing she

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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 Auditorium was filled with hundreds of people who were waiting

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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 day and time, we call the gathering the Big 4,

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Editorial: ‘Selma’ not just a film

    Editorial: ‘Selma’ not just a film

The movie “Selma,” released nationwide on Friday, Jan. 9, depicts events leading up to the celebrated civil rights march from Selma, Ala. to Montgomery, the state’s capital, in 1965. Those

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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

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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

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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,

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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 –

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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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