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Time to bring back some help for low-wage workers
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Half the states in the country currently provide help for their low-wage workers with a state Earned Income Tax Credit patterned after the federal EITC that former President Ronald Reagan called the best anti-poverty program Congress ever created. The credit puts money back in the pockets of workers by offsetting some of their payroll tax deductions and
 
New study fills in the gap on black girls
Thursday, February 26, 2015
When asked what her teachers think of her and her peers, one black girl responded, “They like, can’t be trusted, or they are loud and rowdy, ghetto, and stuff like that. Ignorant.” Subjective stereotypes such as these often lead teachers and school administrators to over-discipline black girls. At times these stereotypes push them out of
 
A different standard for black girls
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Nearly 40 years ago, a metaphor or fable was created by health care practitioners to better explain and argue for the value of preventative health care measures. The fable describes a group of community members standing near a river who witness someone drowning. Some jump into the water and pull the person to the shore. As soon as they do so, they try to
 
Donít forget Malcolm X in 50th anniversary celebrations
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery march, and the passage of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Dr. Martin Luther King’s role in these events is correctly capturing the imagination of black America. However, there is another set of events that should also receive attention of our people. This year also marks the
 
Investing in our courts
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Everyday across North Carolina, thousands of our citizens trek to the county seat to visit the courthouse to interact with our state’s judicial system. Whether it is to pay off a speeding ticket, collect on a bad check, get a divorce or settle a dispute in business court, our citizens see the long dockets, the lack of personnel and an
 
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TV One and Suddenlink send fans to NAACP Image Awards

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