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Texas I.D. law struck down a fifth time

April 21, 2017

“No right is more precious in a free country than that of having a voice in the election of those who make the laws under which, as good citizens, we must live. Other rights, even the most basic, are illusory if the right to vote is undermined.” – Hugo Black,United States Supreme Court Justice. A […]


N.C. Solution for Medicaid Expansion

April 14, 2017

Timing is everything. Two weeks ago we learned that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may remain for the foreseeable future. Is it perfect? No, far from it. However, thanks to provisions in the ACA, the number of North Carolinians without health insurance has dropped to an historic low. That’s good news. Yet, the reality is […]


Important Medicaid news you might have missed

April 7, 2017

You probably missed the news that the members of the overwhelmingly Republican state Senate finally came to their senses Monday and voted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and provide health care to hundreds of thousands of people. One Republican Senator said it was simply the right thing to do and that the […]


Community Development Block Grants address needs in low & moderate income communties

March 31, 2017

Editor’s Note: The federal budget “blueprint” recently introduced by the administration of President Trump virtually eliminates CDBG funding for every state in the nation, jeopardizing such programs as Meals on Wheels, as well as the other programs described in this column. Every year hundreds of states, cities and localities compete for billions of dollars in […]


It’s too early to panic over 45’s budget

March 24, 2017

If you happened to have voted for the 45th President, you may be feeling a little spat on, right about now. The man who said he wanted to take care of the little people, those who were forgotten by the elites, now wants to cut programs that affect these working class people, ranging from Legal […]


With Liberty and Justice for All

March 3, 2017

The following address was delivered by Dr. Ali on February 24 during a Naturalization Ceremony for New U.S. Citizens at U.S. District Court in Greensboro with the Honorable Catherine C. Eagles, presiding Your Honor, Judge Eagles, thank you for this incredible invitation and honor to share a few (brief) words in celebration of … you, […]


I’m not tired yet!

February 24, 2017

At my church, we sing a song entitled “I’m Not Tired Yet.” I love that song because it gives me the energy and the inspiration to persevere. Originally performed by The Mississippi Mass Choir, “I’m Not Tired Yet” allows you to leave your bed in the morning with a positive approach to the day, filled […]


Trump’s minion prepares to gut consumer watchdog

February 17, 2017

“Personnel is policy,” says Gary Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs recently named to head President Trump’s National Economic Council. He got that right, and every working family should shudder that Trump — after railing against the corruptions of Goldman Sachs and other big banks in the campaign — has put six former Goldman […]


American democracy depends upon full investigation of foreign influence

February 3, 2017

“Foreign powers also will not be idle spectators. They will interpose, the confusion will increase, and dissolution of the Union ensue. ” – Alexander Hamilton, 1787 The first few days of Donald Trump’s presidency have seen what may be the beginning of the end of the Affordable Care Act, an average annual hike of $500 […]


What’s next for the economy?

January 27, 2017

The economic philosophies of Democrats and Republicans are drastically different. While neither party is interested in dismantling the predatory capitalism that extracts surplus value from workers, Republicans are more interested in reinforcing predatory capitalism and “free markets,” while Democrats are more interested in ameliorating the effects of predatory capitalism and regulating markets in ways that […]


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