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Transparency is Important
By Peacemaker Editorial Staff
November 10, 2017

Greensboro voters have elected council newcomers Michelle Kennedy (At-Large) and Tammy Thurm (District 5) as representatives for the next four years along with incumbents Yvonne Johnson (At-Large), Marikay Abuzuaiter (At-Large), Sharon Hightower (District 1), Goldie Wells (District 2), Justin Outling (District 3), Nancy Hoffmann (District 4) and Mayor Nancy Vaughan. Win or lose, all of […]

Car buying with add-ons seldom a good deal
By Center for Responsible Lending
November 3, 2017

It’s that time of year again when auto dealers try to make room in their showrooms and lots for next year’s models. The seasonal clearance sales that come right before the holidays are just as tempting as ever, beckoning consumers to get that proverbial ‘new car fever.’ But don’t let those shiny new cars blind […]

Just wake me when it’s over
By Julianne Malveaux
October 13, 2017

Remember that song by both the Supremes and the Four Tops – wake me when it’s over? The singers felt like they were having a bad dream – their partners were about to leave them for “the love of a stranger,” and all they wanted to do was be awakened at the end. Unfortunately, we […]

Garifunas in the African Diaspora
By Nodia Mena and Omar Ali
October 6, 2017

We first met at a new faculty orientation. Nodia had recently moved into a full-time Spanish-language teaching position at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and I serve as Dean of the Honors College at the university. Our connection was immediate given Nodia’s background as a Garifuna (a person of African and Native American […]

This flag is drenched in blood
By Julianne Malveaux

I am not sure why the “National Anthem” and the so-called American flag are part of our nation’s sports pageantry. Before 2009, while the National Anthem was played, sports gladiators were not required to suit up, stand up, and put their hands to their hearts and why should they? The song that is sung is […]

A New Poor People’s Campaign and Moral Revival is Coming
By Bishop William J. Barber, II
September 15, 2017

Channeling the incisive analysis of our best historians, TaNehisi Coates cut through the talking points of political pundits last week to name Donald Trump America’s “First White president.” Writing for The Atlantic, the National Book Award recipient made clear how there could be no Donald Trump without President Obama. The chaos from which the whole […]

Trump’s DACA Action is Un-American
By Carolina Commentary
September 8, 2017

President Trump has made the decision to reverse the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA program), putting more than three quarters of a million young people at risk for deportation. So how did we get to this point? In 2001 Congress introduced the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, known widely as the […]

Ignoring race in redrawing districts big GOP blunder
By Cash Michaels

To many legal experts, it’s hard to believe that Republican legislative leaders deliberately redrew new voting maps for the state House and Senate – as ordered by a three-judge federal court – without incorporating race as one of the nine criteria guiding the process. After all, it was the abusive, and according to the U.S. […]

Statues, monuments and memorials
By James Clingman
September 1, 2017

Many people are highly insulted by Confederate statues and monuments, and they want them taken down and/or destroyed. Since the latest movement in New Orleans to eliminate these relics that commemorate folks who tried to secede from the Union, resulting in a war that cost 700,000 lives, some Black people have been asking the questions: […]

Confederate statues are falling, not economic racism
By Julianne Malveaux
August 24, 2017

Cheers to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, one of the first mayors to take Confederate statues down and to make the strong point that these statues represent nothing but oppression. More cheers to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh who had statues removed in the dead of night to avoid Charlottesville-type confrontations between racist White supremacists (also […]

Hate has no place in our community
By Ivan Canada
August 18, 2017

My colleagues and I here at NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad are deeply saddened and troubled by the events that took place over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. We wholeheartedly condemn the racist, bigoted ideology that fueled hate speech and violence, leaving one young woman dead and dozens injured. Our thoughts are with the people […]

Sustain Gov. Cooper’s veto, keep legal notices in newspapers
By Editorial
August 4, 2017

The following editorial also appears in the High Point Enterprise, Jamestown News and News and Record We want to thank Gov. Roy Cooper for protecting the First Amendment rights of Guilford County newspapers — and by extension, the county’s citizens — by vetoing House Bill 205. HB 205 originally was written to change provisions of […]

Civil Rights Icon Rev. Barber Charts New Course Down Beaten Paths
By Marc H. Morial
July 21, 2017

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” […]

Is there no decency?
By Julianne Malveaux
July 7, 2017

During the 2016 campaign, our 45th President once promised that he would be “so Presidential that it will be boring.” If only. Instead, he has managed to irk even his Republican allies by wallowing in the muck of name-calling, yet again, belittling a woman for her looks. Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, 45 tweeted, was […]

The real reason GOP defends racial gerrymandering
By Cash Michaels
June 23, 2017

There is a reason why Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly vigorously defend “stacking-and-packing” Black voters into a handful of so-called “majority-minority” voting districts when drawing congressional and legislative maps for North Carolina, even though the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled the practice as unconstitutional racial gerrymandering. A reason that Law Professor and Constitutional […]

On Courtesy, Race, Gender and the 45 Defensive
June 16, 2017

Courtesy flew out of the window in Washington parlance a long time ago. The minute a deranged Congressman stood up and hollered, “you lie” at a sitting President (this was South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson yelling at President Barack Obama), we knew that courtesy had taken a vacation. Courtesy took more than a time […]

White House cuts funding as Sen. Durbin pleads ‘Give struggling students a fair chance’
By Charlene Crowell
June 9, 2017

No one ever said that higher education wouldn’t cost money. Across the country, tuition is steadily rising and students are taking longer to pay off their student loans. Today, 44 million consumers share $1.4 trillion in borrowed student debt – more than double what it was in 2008. On average, graduating seniors with a bachelor’s […]

Leadership silence on domestic terrorism
By Julianne Malveaux
June 1, 2017

Twenty-two people died and more than 50 were injured when a terrorist jihadist released a bomb at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on May 22. The heinous act of terrorism was condemned worldwide, as it should have been. Our 45th president was full of condemnation, although his very limited vocabulary only allowed him […]

Climate change is creating climate refugees
By Bill Fletcher Jr.
May 30, 2017

Have you ever heard of the Marshall Islands? They are 1156 islands that constitute a republic in the South Pacific. Major battles during World War II were contested on those islands and, following the war, nuclear tests were conducted there, too, from which there was significant radioactive fallout. The capital city is only three feet […]

Devoid at Bethune Cookman University: We Must Be the Resistance
By Julianne Malveaux
May 19, 2017

I could not be more proud of the students at Bethune Cookman University (BCU) than if I had raised them myself. Responding to the university’s very late selection of Betsy DeVos (hereafter referred to as DeVoid, as she is devoid of good sense, history, literacy and even courtesy) for the spring commencement speaker, graduating seniors […]


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