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Saturday , January 21st 2017
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 […]


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 […]


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