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Black women killed by police are ignored
Friday, May 1, 2015
You know their names – Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice – because these black men were unarmed and killed by “law enforcement” officers. Their names have been part of a litany invoked when police shootings are discussed. Their deaths have been part of the impetus for the Black Lives Matter movement, especially because the
 
Take responsibility for testicular cancer
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month is almost over, but that doesn’t mean men should forget about testicular cancer prevention. Testicular cancer is a relatively rare cancer as it accounts for about 1 percent of all cancers, however it is the most common cancer found in young men (ages 15-34 years old). Despite a higher rate of testicular cancer
 
Blacks split over Obama
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Since the moment that he announced his candidacy in 2007, there have been two debates over how to understand President Barack Obama. There is the larger social debate, which includes the hysterical and racist assaults on the First Family. There is also a separate debate, one that only occasionally appears in the mainstream media and is rooted in black
 
A reminder of the rigged redistricting game
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The last few weeks have made clear again what government reform advocates have said for almost 30 years in North Carolina. Politicians should not be allowed to choose their voters, to draw their own districts for election to anything: Congress, the General Assembly or city council. On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a ruling by the North Carolina
 
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
On Oct. 16, we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. In the subsequent two decades, black Americans have experienced great triumphs, tragedies and tribulations. This anniversary of the March will have a special meaning and significance for black America, and all who continue to thirst and struggle for freedom, justice and
 
Facing ‘officer friendly' while black
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Without the video, South Carolina police officer Michael T. Slager likely would have gotten away with murder. Without the video, we wouldn't see Slager have the, shall we say, presence of mind to quickly retrieve what appears to be his Taser and plant it beside the lifeless body of Walter Lamar Scott. Without the video, Slager would no doubt have quickly
 
Letter to editor
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
I am a white man in Raleigh who happened upon The Triangle Tribune for the first time last week, and I wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed reading it. The first thing that stood out to me was the good writing and appropriate grammar, punctuation, etc. It was immediately clear that your writers have strong English backgrounds and believe in keeping
 
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