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Commentary: Police brutality, racism and politics

    Commentary: Police brutality, racism and politics

Police have a civic duty to protect and serve individuals, but like most people who hold a great deal of authority, their powers are sometimes abused. Unfortunately, police brutality is

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Commentary: White girls’ shirts spell out Ni**er – Sur*ris*!, Sur*ris*!

    Commentary: White girls’ shirts spell out Ni**er – Sur*ris*!, Sur*ris*!

Photo by NBC These are the students wearing the offensive T-shirts. Six white high school seniors in suburban Phoenix posed – giggling and snickering, girly-like – for a photo that

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Column: Just how blind are we?

    Column: Just how blind are we?

James Clingman Guest Columnist  Singer-philosopher Gil Scott-Heron once asked: “Just how blind will America be? The world is on the edge of its seat; defeat on the horizon, very surprisin’,

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Where is the America I used to know?

    Where is the America I used to know?

James B. Ewers Jr. Guest  Columnist The holiday season is upon us.  Shopping carts are full with both purchase and layaway items.  You remember layaway, don’t you? Thanksgiving gave us

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Mosque Q&A features Justice Ervin

    Mosque Q&A features Justice Ervin

(Justice Ervin fields a question from an attendee.) Newly-elected North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Sam J. Ervin IV visited the

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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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Muslims don’t want faith marred by actions of a few

    Muslims don’t want faith marred by actions of a few

Imam Khalid Griggs, an associate chaplain at Wake Forest University and leader of the Community Mosque, said in the aftermath

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Civil rights film series at Old Salem

    Civil rights film series at Old Salem

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is screening clips from four documentaries in January, February and April. The footage that will

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Editorial: The Lynching of Eric Garner

    Editorial: The Lynching of Eric Garner

It was one of the most difficult scenes in Spike Lee’s classic movie “Do the Right Thing,” the brutal strangulation

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Centenarian Status

    Centenarian Status

Macie Sibert was born at the start of WWI (pictured above:  Tom Jones praises his aunt Macie Sibert (seated, center).

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