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Saturday , December 10th 2016
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 […]


Voter fraud and voter suppression
By Julianne Malveaux
October 28, 2016

I watched the October 19 Presidential debate in both awe and horror. Awe – I truly do not understand Republican nominee Donald Trump’s temerity to lie, interrupt, sniff, sigh, and interject offensive comments (“such a nasty woman”) in lieu of disagreement. The horror came when Trump asserted that he would not necessarily accept the result […]


VOTE, VOTE, VOTE, early voting starts today
By Gabriel A. Fraire
October 21, 2016

Early voting starts today, October 20. Get out there now and start voting. Every election we hear this is the most important election ever, and every election it is true, especially for people of color. If we don’t exercise our right to vote each and every time we have the opportunity we are saying it’s […]


The North Carolina Gubernatorial debate
By Gabriel A. Fraire
October 14, 2016

Did you watch the candidates for governor debate? Republican incumbent governor Pat McCrory and Democratic challenger Attorney General Roy Cooper went at it pretty hard, right from the start and they made no bones about where they stand on the issues. House Bill 2, the controversial bill that requires transgender people to use the bathroom […]


Honoring Sojourner Truth: Courageous warrior for justice
By Marian Wright Edelman
October 7, 2016

It is important to recognize and honor those who have strived to fulfill the promise laid out in our Constitution to form a more perfect union. Those who fought in a different way for the ideals we cherish as a nation: justice, equality and freedom.– U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus I was recently deeply honored […]


Cash in the Apple: The Debate
By Cash Michaels
September 30, 2016

Yep, I was among the tens of millions of viewers (a record 80.9 million to be exact) who gave up Monday night to watch the presidential “Rumble in the Jungle” between Republican Donald J. Trump, and Democrat Hillary R. Clinton. I must admit, it was well worth the wait, and the watch. Despite all of […]


Cone Health’s declaration of accountability corrects sins of the past
By Deborah H. Barnes, Ph.D.
September 23, 2016

On Thursday, September 15, 2016 Cone Health Board of Trustees celebrated the groundbreaking efforts of local African American physicians and dentists who sought to integrate the medical facilities at Cone Hospital in the 1960s. Numbering among the medical professionals, who sued the segregated hospital for access, was my father, Milton H. Barnes, a Greensboro dentist. […]


Republican Party rejects Black voters
By Jesse Jackson
September 19, 2016

Are Black voters so loyal to Democrats that their issues are ignored? Donald Trump suggests as much, arguing that Blacks have “nothing to lose” by voting for him. Now a column by Farai Chideya at FiveThirtyEight cites academics who make a similar argument. In recent elections, about 90 percent of the Black vote has gone […]


Insure all children
By Marian Wright Edelman
September 8, 2016

If asking parents this simple question could help ensure children stay healthier, do better in school, and even save a child’s life, should schools do it? More and more districts around the country are answering with a resounding yes! The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, have just released Happy, Healthy, […]


90 million consumers save $2.2 billion each year without triple-digit interest loans
By Charlene Crowell
September 2, 2016

We read it, talk about it, even complain about it from time to time. But if you look close enough, the good news can still be found – like Olympic gold medalists of all colors winning in Rio, or a series of voter suppression laws ruled unconstitutional in several states. And there’s even more good […]


Ali was a disappointment to me
By Gabriel A. Fraire
August 19, 2016

Now that the White celebrations in memory of Muhammad Ali have passed, I feel I can write some truths. Muhammad Ali was a major disappointment for me, personally. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the guy. I thought he was the greatest fighter ever and not just in the boxing ring. He stood up for […]


Accounting: A pathway for career success
By Lisa A. Owens-Jackson and Charles F. Malone
August 12, 2016

For high school students planning for college, senior year can be an exciting and confusing time. Many students begin their college studies without a clear plan. The earlier a student develops a plan and selects his/her major the greater the likelihood of on-time degree completion (less tuition/fees). Parents and students have heard a great deal […]


A commitment to Democracy
By Julianne Malveaux
August 4, 2016

The North Carolina NAACP President, Rev. William Barber, tore it up and then threw down in a powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention on July 28th. He called on those assembled to be a “moral defibulator of our time,” to shock our nation with the power of love and morality. Rev. Barber did not […]


Why we can’t get along
By Lee A. Daniels
July 22, 2016

“Our nation is moving toward two societies, one Black, one White-separate and unequal … The alternative is not blind repression or capitulation to lawlessness. It is the realization of common opportunities for all within a single society.” Those words weren’t written or spoken to describe today’s crisis of race and injustice now being exposed, condemned […]


Stop the corporate takeover of public schools
By Rev. Dr. William J. Barber
July 15, 2016

Governor Patrick McCrory and the extremists in the General Assembly have been engaged in an extreme attack retrogressive campaign against public schools since the day they came to power. Today, Governor McCrory has on his desk another ideologically-driven attack on public education, House Bill 1080, which would allow for a back-door corporate takeover of public […]


An open letter to Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump
By Rev. Dr. William J. Barber
July 8, 2016

Editor’s Note: The following letter was penned by Rev. Barber in advance of Donald Trump’s July 5 campaign rally in Raleigh, N.C. Your campaign, like the leadership of our Legislature and Governor, does not represent the politics of Lincoln, the call of justice, or the ethics of Biblical evangelicalism. Instead, your campaign presents an extremist […]


Supreme Court rejects challenge to affirmative action
By George Curry
July 1, 2016

In many instances, the Supreme Court’s recent affirmative action ruling upholding the University of Texas’s affirmative action program was overshadowed by a same-day order overturning President Obama’s executive order to ease illegal immigrants’ path to U.S. citizenship. World News Tonight With David Muir, while leading its broadcast with the immigration decision, didn’t even mention the […]


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