This year’s Greensboro City Council and Mayoral Election may be remembered for low voter turnout, however the accomplishments of the current council members should not be forgotten.
The Civil Rights Movement in the United States identified a long list of issues that were broadly considered the historical and contemporary evidence of systematic racial discrimination and injustice. With the 2016 presidential election rapidly approaching, the critical importance of environmental justice for Black Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans and for other people of color […]
Over the past decade, no state has authorized either predatory payday or car title loans. That consumer financial progress came about through a combination of state and local advocates working with state lawmakers to bring a sense of financial fairness to their local communities. But just like a bad penny that won’t go away, new […]
The North Carolina Supreme Court recently upheld the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program which sends public dollars to private and religious schools. The Opportunity Scholarship Program is basically a wolf in sheep’s clothing better known as school vouchers. While this program has been upheld in North Carolina, an Oregon state court found a similar law unconstitutional, […]
If there was ever a propitious time for African Americans and Latino Americans to unite to advance the cause of freedom, justice, equality and economic empowerment, it is now. Today, more than ever, the rapidly changing national demographics and the potential political and economic power as a direct result of Latino and Black unity in […]
When Donald Trump first came out with his horrible description of Mexican immigrants, I was asked to write an editorial response because I am Mexican-American. At the time, I said I wasn’t interested in giving this hatemonger more space in the news media. Nothing he says is real and I question if he even believes […]
A few nights ago, I was leaving my Godparents’ house (we live on the same block). I am fortunate to have two sets of Godparents, and now that my parents have both “crossed over,” it’s nice to have people in my life who are a sort of extension. It was quite late when I left, […]
Editor’s Note: This week, the N.C. NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement, led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber sent a letter to Gov. McCrory calling for strong moral leadership. The text of the letter can be found below. Dear Governor McCrory: I recently read a news story that reported the following: “‘Governor Pat McCrory […]