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Fight for our democracy
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Gerrymandering districts in North Carolina is old hat. Democrats gerrymandered districts for years to ensure they kept majorities in the state House and Senate and Congress. Now, the GOP has virtually unassailable districts in a state that is evenly divided between between Democrats and Republicans. Republicans, though, have taken gerrymandering to a new
Republican leadership ‘Trumped’ again
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The political story of the year by far is the sudden resignation of House Speaker John Boehner. His announcement last month sent shock waves throughout the body politic. Boehner’s resignation was a direct result of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy, not Trump the person, but rather what Trump represents. As a candidate, Trump is flawed, but
Ben Carson’s ugly hypocrisy
Thursday, October 1, 2015
From the moment he surfaced in 2013 as white conservatives' latest “Great Black Hope,” Ben Carson has made any number of offensive remarks typical of the conservative commentary of the Obama years. But early last week, apparently goaded by a GOP presidential primary that's set a cesspool-level standard for expressions of bigotry and
Teaching our dollars to make sense
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
When Donald Trump first spoke about his intentions to run for president and called out Mexicans and Hispanics in general, here's what happened: yes, there were protests in the streets by Latinos who felt they had been insulted by Trump, but further action was taken – not by Latinos but by corporations. According to an article by Sarah Berger with the
Public Schools First disappointed in lack of teacher support
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Nearly a month after the start of school, the General Assembly finalized the 2015-16 budget which Governor Pat McCrory signed into law on the same day. Public Schools First NC was disappointed that the new biennial budget did not do more to restore public education funding, since the 2013-15 budget cuts reduced the number of teacher and teacher assistant
The regressive tax hike for low-income families snuck into budget
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Next spring, when a single mother in Newton takes her old car to the Jiffy Lube for an oil change, she will be in for quite a surprise. It is going to cost her 6.75 percent more thanks to the budget passed by the House and Senate and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory that for the first time imposes a sales tax on car repairs and services. If she returns home to

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Book Reading

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Flapjack Fundraiser

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North Carolina DMV upgrades rolled out by McCrory

GARNER – What can be a most tedious exercise – waiting at the DMV to obtain or renew

Farrakhan calls for black self-help in 20th anniversary address

The leader of the Nation of Islam told a crowd of approximately 1 million people to become more

North Carolina AG kicks off run for governor

ROCKY MOUNT – North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper began his long-planned bid to