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Thursday , January 18th 2018
Fifty years ago
By Julianne Malveaux
January 11, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., born on January 15, 1929, turned 39 years old fifty years ago. Assassinated on April 4, 1968, he didn’t make it to 40. Yet in his scant 39 years on the planet, he upended the ways we think about race, capitalism, poverty, power, and imperialism. The powers that be –foundations, […]

The infrastructure hoax
By Julianne Malveaux
January 5, 2018

Our nation’s infrastructure is crumbling. Nearly ten percent of our bridges are deficient or decrepit, a quarter of our schools are in fair or poor condition. More than half of all schools need major repairs before they can be classified as good, but 31 states spend less on school construction now than they did in […]

‘Tis the Season to Remain Woke
By Marc Morial
December 29, 2017

“You see, we may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. It may even be necessary to encounter the defeat, so that we can know who we are.” – Dr. Maya Angelou, American Author & Civil Rights Activist Psychology Today Interview, February 17, 2009 Without any fear of exaggeration, it can be said, […]

Congress’ urgent unfinished business for children
By Marian Wright Edelman
December 22, 2017

As if our fight to stop the profoundly unjust Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was not enough, we must all work hard to ensure there will be no unfinished business as Congress works to wrap up the Continuing Resolution before December 22nd with all the crucial help children and other vulnerable populations need. Entire groups […]

Take Action. “I didn’t make this world for you”
By Marian Wright Edelman
December 15, 2017

…They have become great and rich; they have grown fat and sleek…. they judge not with justice the cause of the fatherless… and they do not defend the rights of the needy. —Jeremiah 5:27-28 Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and […]

The American Plutocracy Gets Its Immoral Tax Bill
By Jesse jackson
December 8, 2017

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever.” Thomas Jefferson said that about slavery, but he might well have been talking about what is now happening in Donald Trump’s Washington. Republicans are putting the finishing touches on a tax bill that takes from the poor […]

Sisters Rising – Black Women’s Votes in 2017
By Julianne Malveaux
December 1, 2017

Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam is as dull as they come. Listening to him speak is about as exciting as watching paint dry. But he’s a Democrat who is mostly right on the issues, he served as Lieutenant Governor under the charismatic and focused Terry McAuliffe, and President Barack Obama came to Virginia to campaign for […]

History of giving thanks in the U.S. is a quest for unity
By Marc Morial
November 22, 2017

“This history [of Thanksgiving] teaches us that the American instinct has never been to seek isolation in opposite corners; it is to find strength in our common creed and forge unity from our great diversity. On that very first thanksgiving celebration, these same ideals brought together people of different backgrounds and beliefs, and every year […]

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 […]


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