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An upside to focusing on race
Monday, September 1, 2014
Because of the hypersensitivity to which our world has succumbed, race is a frightening or taboo subject for many. Nonetheless, we should all talk about it. It’s really hard to label anyone an expert on race. Many of us have been exposed to various cultural practices and living conditions, but there is a world out there that transcends our
 
Differences in black and white
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it comes to race, blacks and whites largely view events through a different set of lenses. Several recent polls provided yet more proof of this disheartening trend. According to a recent New York Times/CBS News
 
Trust between police and the community essential
Monday, August 25, 2014
Contrary to what some might think, the review of the Human Relations Commission and the Civilian Police Review Board recommendations has been beneficial for Durham city government and the entire Durham community. It provided impetus for a valuable introspection that required asking difficult and sometimes sensitive questions, the review of processes and
 
Hip-Hop Corner: Revisiting police brutality
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Remember when our elders used to chastise us for using the N-word. They used to say “People died for you not to be called a N—–.” And we could never really identify with what they were saying because it felt like we had it so good. Our argument was this is a different time, I’m not saying Ni–ER; I’m saying
 
Everyone Needs to Vote
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
This is a call for all eligible black folks to register and vote in every election from now until eternity, so we can stop the rallies, marches and demonstrations related to voting. Despite being the most party-loyal voters in history, and receiving the least for that loyalty, we continue to deal with voting-related issues. If everyone would vote, we
 

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Tour of Artists

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Outreach ministry provides ‘sanctuary’ for abused women

DURHAM – The Rev. Tammy Rodman was first sexually abused as a child by a neighbor, then by

An upside to focusing on race

Because of the hypersensitivity to which our world has succumbed, race is a frightening or taboo

Car review: 2014 Audi A7 TDI

DETROIT – It is still hard to believe looking at the 2014 Audi A7 that it is a hatchback