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Voting Rights Act under attack

    Voting Rights Act under attack

Shelby County, Ala. is suing the Justice Department because they think that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (and its reauthorization in 1982 and 2006) is unfair. 

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Guns, not the Klan, are the real threat

    Guns, not the Klan, are the real threat

Chicago suffers unbearable levels of gun violence, yet the victims remain largely silent. They travel from funeral home to graveyard, rather than march from church to gun shop. The president

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Access Denied?

Access in East Winston onto and off of Highway 52 became even more restricted this week. The state Department of Transportation permanently closed the Fifth Street entrance ramp to the

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Mississippi, Again!

    Mississippi, Again!

In 1969, while a graduate student at Notre Dame, I had a one night career on WNDU, the campus radio station. After I played Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam!,” I was

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Whitney Young: Mr. Inside

    Whitney Young: Mr. Inside

“I am not anxious to be the loudest voice or the most popular. But I would like to think that

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Rallying to Right Wrongs

    Rallying to Right Wrongs

On Saturday, Feb. 9, thousands of participants arrived at Shaw University (in Raleigh) to march to the General Assembly (The

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Black Leader’s Wish List

During the first week of President Obama’s second term, I joined a coalition of civil rights leaders in Washington, D.C.

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‘What Have You Done for Me Lately?’

    ‘What Have You Done for Me Lately?’

Those of you who are still election weary from last year may not be pleased that another round of contests

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Black History Month

    Black  History  Month

The first week of National Black History Month has come and gone. Haven’t you noticed the tributes to black culture

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The Legislature’s Numbers Game

    The Legislature’s Numbers Game

It’s sometimes hard to distinguish these days the difference between the governing body of the state of North Carolina and

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