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Stage set for showdowns over potential HBCUs contractions
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Around the same time lawmakers in the N.C. Senate recently floated the idea of closing Elizabeth City State University, the United Negro College Fund reported that the Koch brothers, who routinely support Republican candidates and right-wing causes, had made a $25 million donation to the UNCF to help struggling HBCUs. Although financially ailing Elizabeth
Ben Carson outpaces Hillary Clinton in latest quarter
Thursday, July 24, 2014
President Barack Obama has two years left in the Oval Office, and yet anticipation continues to build for his eventual successor. Many names have been thrown around, but there’s a growing consensus that Hillary Clinton will be nominated to represent the Democratic Party in 2016. As Clinton prepares to make history as America’s first female
North Carolina mayors join filmmaker to combat bullying
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Several North Carolina mayors have joined forces with an initiative to help stop bullying in local schools. Mayors in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem, Mooresville and North Wilkesboro, and over 170 other mayors around the country, have signed a partnership with the U. S. Conference of Mayors and The BULLY Project to develop a new initiative
Obama admin. says health subsidies will continue
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. The Obama administration immediately declared that those policyholders will keep getting financial aid for their
NC mayor marches to DC to urge Medicaid expansion
Sunday, July 20, 2014
The Republican mayor of the small town of Belhaven, North Carolina, began a 273-mile walk to Washington, D.C., last week to draw attention to the health care crisis threatening his rural coastal community following the closure of the area's only hospital. Vidant Pungo Hospital served over 20,000 people in Beaufort and Hyde counties -- an area of North
Baby boomers and unemployment straining disability funds
Thursday, July 17, 2014
WASHINGTON – Another partisan battle is brewing on Capitol Hill as Social Security in general, and disability insurance in particular, nears a budget squeeze. “Any of us could suffer an accident or illness we’re not expecting,” said Rebecca Vallas, associate director of Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American
All white and overwhelmingly male
Thursday, July 17, 2014
It’s been more than 3,000 days since U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard announced he would be stepping down from the federal court bench in eastern North Carolina. At roughly the same time, then-freshman Senator Richard Burr stood lecturing his colleagues on the Senate floor about their blocking of votes for nominees to the federal bench.
GOP nomination set for open NC congressional seat
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
RALEIGH – Greensboro Baptist minister Mark Walker won a harsh fight for the Republican nomination for an open North Carolina congressional seat on Tuesday. Walker captured 58 percent of the vote in unofficial returns with 80 percent of the precincts reporting in the primary runoff. Phil Berger Jr., Rockingham County district attorney and son of
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Stage set for showdowns over potential HBCUs contractions

Around the same time lawmakers in the N.C. Senate recently floated the idea of closing Elizabeth

Access Denied: BET Awards not a positive experience for black press

“At a black event , there is no reason that a black photographer shouldn’t be