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Tuesday , April 25th 2017
Texas I.D. law struck down a fifth time
By Marc H. Morial
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
By Tim Rice
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
By Chris Fitzsimon
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
By Christopher G. Cox
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
By By Julianne Malveaux
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
By Dr. Omar H. Ali
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!
By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq.
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
By Jesse Jackson
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
By Marc H. Morial
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?
By Julianne Malveaux
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 […]


Moral Courage: Standing up for what is right
By Marian Wright Edelman
January 20, 2017

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Even a superficial look at history reveals that no social advance rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle . . . This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and […]


Civil rights at risk under Sessions
By Jesse Jackson
January 13, 2017

Confirmation hearings for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, named by Donald Trump to be attorney general of the United States, began Jan. 10, before Trump is even inaugurated. The rush and insistence on only two days of hearings reflects Republican efforts to cram the nomination through before Americans understand what is at stake. Sessions will, no […]


There’s finally a grownup in Raleigh
By Chris Fitzsimon
January 6, 2017

We are only a few days into the New Year but two starkly different political styles are already on display in Raleigh. Newly elected Governor Roy Cooper is beginning his term by methodically announcing his choices for cabinet posts after calling Republican legislative leaders to inform them of his decisions. And they are good ones. […]


We are not exceptional – just average
By Julianne Malveaux
December 29, 2016

We in these United States love to bask in the glory of our “exceptionalism.” We are great, we are wonderful, we dominate the world. Scholars who study “us” say that our exceptionalism is rooted in the fact that we have offered leadership in international affairs. We have committed more resources than other countries to the […]


What surely tainted our election? Voter suppression
By Jesse Jackson
December 28, 2016

The CIA conclusion that the Russians intervened in our elections in order to help elect Donald Trump has sent Washington into one of its fabled tizzies. President Barack Obama has ordered an intelligence agency report before he leaves office. Democrats and responsible Republicans are calling for congressional investigations. Pundits are arguing the Russians — combined […]


Love Trumps Hate
By Marian Wright Edelman
December 16, 2016

This is usually a season of familiar scenes in schools across the country, with holiday programs featuring messages of peace and goodwill to all. But this year many teachers and students have been seeing another story. In the week since the election I have personally had to deal with the following issues: 1) Boys inappropriately […]


So what are we seeing?
By Cash Michaels
December 2, 2016

After having spent the last nine months surviving cancer, I’ve decided that the last thing I’m going to do is allow the incoming Trump presidential administration to do me in. After all, I’ve lived through Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush, and those five took us from ultimate government […]


Laughingstock
By Cash Michaels
November 23, 2016

Once again North Carolina is the laughingstock of the nation, this time thanks to Gov. Pat McCrory’s inability to fathom two very simple words – YOU LOST! Call it ego, call it shame, or call it whatever you want … Patrick Lloyd McCrory, outgoing one-term Republican governor (if nothing else shifty gets in the way) […]


The World is Not Enough
By Cash Michaels
November 17, 2016

If you and yours are still reeling from last week’s shocking presidential election results, trust me, you’re not alone. A night hasn’t gone by since Donald Trump was declared the next president of the United States when thousands of people have taken to the streets of various American cities, expressing their profound disgust and discontent […]


Your Vote Matters
By Peacemaker Staff
November 4, 2016

If you are experiencing high anxiety due to this year’s U.S. Presidential election, you are not alone. This tumultuous election cycle presents voters with two very different choices. One choice is Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, a woman who has spent her career working to make the lives of children and families better and whose campaign […]


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