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Ben Carson and the lessons from Clarence Thomas
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
I will never forget the debate that engulfed black America at the time of the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court. On the one side was the fact of his conservative record and his not having any semblance of a history as a staunch advocate for African-American rights. On the other hand, he was (and remains) genetically a person of
HBCUs should school students on workplace diversity
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Historically black colleges and universities have always been places that encourage greater diversity when it comes to higher education, both on their campuses and in the greater college landscape. From their origins as being the only places people of color could go for a college education to their role today as welcoming all students and instilling
Racism on campus is nothing new.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
As a first-year student at Brown University 25 years ago, I was detained by campus security for trespassing. In my own dorm. In sock feet. You see, I'd left my room to go to the bathroom and didn't bring my college ID along. I guess I should have known better. As a black student, it was always an unstated expectation that I justify my presence on campus.
NCís hunger problem set to get worse for the holidays
Monday, November 16, 2015
As many of us plan and prepare for family gatherings and celebratory meals in the upcoming holiday season, here’s a startling and disturbing fact to consider: Only a handful of U.S. states have higher hunger rates than North Carolina. The weak and uneven economic recovery hasn’t reduced hunger in our communities: the share of North Carolinians
Can I get an amen?
Thursday, November 12, 2015
On Dec, 3, 2015, the Collective Empowerment Group, formerly known as the Collective Banking Group of Prince George's County and Vicinity, will celebrate a milestone achievement: its 20th anniversary. The CEG was established in 1995 by 21 churches in response to discrimination and mistreatment by banks, some of which had financed church buildings but refused
Racial discrimination a plague on our criminal justice system
Monday, November 9, 2015
One of the fundamental promises of the American criminal justice system is that ordinary citizens have the power to help decide how justice is handed down. But the truth is, we have never fully extended this power to African-Americans. The U.S. Supreme Court underscored that truth Monday, when it heard arguments in Foster v. Chatman, a Georgia case in

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13th Amendment Freedom from Slavery 150 Years

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Durham Symphony Orchestra

This event will feature classic holiday tunes


Cinderella - Raleigh Little Theatre

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Decision pending on Wake Co.ís poverty schools

RALEIGH – The Wake County public schools board has yet to make a decision on its proposed

HBCU students weigh in on white campus protests

It may have started out as a protest against police brutality and senseless violence against

Hundreds celebrate as African American Museum nears completion

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of people gathered at an inaugural event for the Smithsonian’s