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Don’t let small dollar loans ruin your holidays

December 14, 2018

In this wonderful time of the year when family and friends gather in good cheer to celebrate the holidays, nearly everyone has a number of lists. From greeting cards to shopping for gifts, decorations and more, lists are made and reviewed to keep pace with the barrage of seasonal activities. But if holiday lists seem […]


The devastation of voter suppression

December 7, 2018

As we’ve looked at the races for U.S. Senate and Governors of States, many of us are absolutely certain the wrong person was credited with the victory. Looking at all the voter suppression that so brazenly took place in the last Presidential race and the races mentioned in the most recent election, I am absolutely […]


Does Democratic takeover of the house mean the ACA is safe?

November 30, 2018

“I’m signing it for 11-year-old Marcelas Owens, who’s also here. Marcelas lost his mom to an illness. And she didn’t have insurance and couldn’t afford the care that she needed. So in her memory he has told her story across America so that no other children have to go through what his family has experienced […]


Democrats must address voting irregularities

November 21, 2018

In the days after midterm Election Day, November 6, 2018, you could not turn on a television or even have a conversation without hearing about aspects of voter suppression, voting irregularities, or merely extreme voting inconvenience. The lines were long, according to most reports, with too few voting booths at too many places. I waited […]


Dr. Lenora B. Fulani: Independent political pioneer

November 2, 2018

In 1988, educator and independent political pioneer, Dr. Lenora B. Fulani become the first woman and the first African American to have gotten on the ballot in all fifty states and the District of Columbia running for President of the United States. Notably, Fulani accomplished this twenty years before President Barack Obama was elected to […]


Enough is Enough. VOTE!

October 26, 2018

“After years of preclearance and expansion of voting access, by 2013 African American registration and turnout rates had finally reached near-parity with White registration and turnout rates. African Americans were poised to act as a major electoral force. But, on the day after the Supreme Court issued Shelby County v. Holder, eliminating preclearance obligations, a […]


Peacemaker Endorsements

October 26, 2018

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 1 G.K. Butterfield U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES District 2 Linda Coleman U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES District 5 Denise Adams U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 6 Ryan Watts U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES District 12 Alma Adams U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 13 Kathy Manning NC SENATE DISTRICT 24 JD Wooten NC […]


Why everyone should vote “no” on all six amendments

October 19, 2018

You know, you have to give the Republican majority, and particularly the GOP legislative leadership in the N.C. General Assembly, credit. They pretty much know that the good people of North Carolina have had enough of their legislative double-dealing, and sinister attempts at voter oppression aimed at African Americans, so they’ve come up with a […]


Constitutional right to counsel is meaningless under dismal current public defender system

October 12, 2018

“Reason and reflection require us to recognize that in our adversary system of criminal justice, any person hauled into court, who is too poor to hire a lawyer, cannot be assured a fair trial unless counsel is provided for him. This seems to us to be an obvious truth … From the very beginning, our […]


To Be Equal

October 5, 2018

Enough Is Enough. Vote! Our rights are too hard-won to take for granted “Our first project was to become familiar with the voter registration process and all the impediments that kept down the number of Negro voters. These impediments were quite formidable and sometimes unpredictable. The stated registration process required passing a literacy test and […]


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