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African-American law enforcers react to Ferguson, NYC uproars

    African-American law enforcers react to Ferguson, NYC uproars

Above: Stephen Hairston and Glenn Bratton As both a former Winston-Salem Police sergeant and Winston-Salem Branch NAACP president, Stephen Hairston sees the police-inflicted deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and

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Rams muse over Ferguson

    Rams muse over Ferguson

(pictured above:  Kenny Brown speaks as Olivia Sedwick and Mona Zahir look on.) In the wake of the killing of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., Winston-Salem State University held

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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 of peace-loving Radio Raheem by New York City police in

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Reform Now!

    Reform Now!

Local voices calling for progress on immigration (pictured above:  WSSU students Bria Jones, Michael Lane and Endazha Hannah.) Rev. Glenn Pettiford, associate pastor of First Baptist Church on Highland Avenue, was

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Community leaders address city’s crime stats

    Community leaders address city’s crime stats

The city’s crime rate dropped in every category except homicides, Winston-Salem Police Chief Barry Rountree told members of the news

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Police trainees prepare for the ‘expectant’

    Police trainees prepare for the ‘expectant’

Greensboro native William Armstrong has always known he wanted to be a cop. “I always wanted to help people and

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Petitioning for Justice

    Petitioning for Justice

Guest Columnist One million people. As of Tuesday morning, one million people have signed an NAACP petition asking the Department

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Rountree and High Court

    Rountree and High Court

New Winston-Salem Police Chief Barry Rountree made national headlines last week for all the wrong reasons. Blogs and web sites

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No Justice, No Peace

    No Justice, No Peace

Equal rights seekers took a page from the past this week when they staged a peaceful “pray-in” at the General

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New Century, Same Cause

    New Century, Same Cause

Marchers stand for voting rights Local residents took a page from the 1960s Sunday, taking to downtown streets for a

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