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12th District rep won’t be seated soon

    12th District rep won’t be seated soon

(pictured above: Vice President Joe Biden prepares to swear-in Mel Watt last week as head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.) Some of those seeking to succeed Mel Watt in Congress

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Change’s Gonna Come?

    Change’s Gonna Come?

(pictured above: Freshman Rep. Ed Hanes speaks at the recent Emancipation Association program.) Lawmakers wary of political tide shift in Raleigh Forsyth County Democrats are expressing varying degrees of optimism about

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Editorial: Moral Mirror Held Up Again

    Editorial: Moral Mirror Held Up Again

There is no rest for the weary as the N.C. NAACP reignites its Moral Monday movement to remind the Republican governor and GOP-controlled General Assembly that their brand of lawmaking

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Editorial: Letters to the Editor

    Editorial: Letters to the Editor

Remembering Mandela To the Editor: During my Bishop College days, I first heard of apartheid and the Free Nelson Mandela movement that was beginning to gain momentum. In 1981, during

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Triad hopefuls eyeing Watt’s seat

    Triad hopefuls eyeing Watt’s seat

With U.S. Rep. Mel Watt’s confirmation last week to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, there will soon be a

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Taylor, Leight look to retain seats

    Taylor, Leight look to retain seats

Democratic City Council members Molly Leight and James Taylor say they are optimistic about their chances for reelection. Taylor, who

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Editorial: Running Roy

    Editorial: Running Roy

There are few who don’t believe that Attorney General Roy Cooper has begun to pave his road to the Governor’s

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Many states moving away from prosecuting teens as adults

    Many states moving away from prosecuting teens as adults

The Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ),  a national advocacy organization dedicated to ending the practice of trying, sentencing and incarcerating

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No Ways Tired

    No Ways Tired

NAACP tour aims to recruit more warriors for justice The spirit of protest was alive and well when the N.C. NAACP’s

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Arrest strengthens Mendez’s resolve

    Arrest strengthens Mendez’s resolve

Dr. John Mendez, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, became one of the first local pastors to take a stand against

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