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Wells to finish Fox’s term

July 21, 2017

Greensboro City Council appointed Dr. Goldie Wells as the new District 2 representative in a 8-0 vote at Tuesday’s meeting. Council was tasked with selecting a replacement for District 2 Councilmember Jamal Fox, who announced his early resignation from the board in June. Fox has accepted a position with the City of Portland as the […]

Barber, Butterfield blast Trump nomination of N.C. GOP Attorney

Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the N.C. NAACP, is alarmed that Pres. Trump is nominating a prominent Republican attorney to the federal bench for the Eastern District who fought to uphold North Carolina’s racial gerrymandered redistricting maps and 2013 voter suppression laws. According to a federal appellate court last year, those laws targeted African […]

Learn about colorectal cancer risk

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer found in adults. According to the The American Cancer Society more than 141,000 people were diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer of which more than 16,000 were African American. Unfortunately, this resulted in about 49,000 deaths; 7,100 of those were African American. African Americans are 20 […]

The 69th East-West All-Star Game

The North Carolina Coaches Association (NCCA) presented the 69th Annual East-West All-Star Game played at the Greensboro Coliseum on Monday night (July 17). The East teams won both games. The East girls rallied from 11 points down to score a 74-71 victory over the West. Kayla Jones of Riverside Martin sparked the East with 14-second […]

Second candidate announces for N.C. NAACP Presidency

July 15, 2017

Now that N.C. NAACP Pres. Rev. William Barber will stay on until the October conference elections, the picture is beginning to become clearer as to who is vying to succeed him. Rev. Dr. Portia W. Rochelle, president of the Raleigh-Apex NAACP Chapter, announced in a July 7 campaign letter that she is now a candidate […]

GAC to host USA Diving Championships

For the third time in five years, USA Diving will bring a national championship event to Greensboro. The 2017 USA Diving Winter National Championships will be held December 13-19 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC). The event will bring nearly 150 of the nation’s best divers to Greensboro as they compete for 10 national titles. […]

N.C. NAACP joins plaintiffs’ argument for special elections

In an amicus brief filed in U.S. Middle District Court in Winston-Salem Tuesday, attorneys for the N.C. NAACP joined plaintiffs versus the State of North Carolina in petitioning for voting districts to be redrawn and special legislative elections be conducted immediately. “Today, we have asked the court to take the redistricting process out of the […]

Men’s Health: What every man needs to know

Many men (and women, for that matter) do not like to go to the doctor or to receive routine health screenings, but maintaining one’s health is critical to ensuring a good quality of life. African American men have the highest risk (compared to men of any other racial/ethnic groups) of developing many diseases, including heart […]

Beware of Ticks and Tickborne Illnesses

July 7, 2017

Summer is a time to enjoy the great outdoors and explore beautiful, fun-filled travel destinations. The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Division would like to remind everyone that it’s also a time when ticks are active. Ticks are most active April through September throughout the United States with the most […]

Rep. Adams says GOP leaders “don’t give a damn about citizens”

Noting that the N.C. Republican legislative leadership is “dragging their feet” about doing anything that would fairly represent voters when it comes to redistricting, Congresswoman Alma Adams says they frankly “don’t give a damn about these citizens.” “They see it as a disadvantage to themselves; they won’t do it,” Adams (D-N.C.-12) said in a telephone […]

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