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Thursday , July 27th 2017
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
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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 […]


A tiny, petty victory
By By Julianne Malveaux
May 12, 2017

After months of “repeal and replace” rhetoric, Congress has finally passed a pitiful little bill designed to eliminate the Affordable Care Act. To watch Republicans gather in the Rose Garden to “celebrate” the narrow passage of their paltry bill, you would have thought that 45 was about to sign ground-breaking legislation. Instead, changes to the […]


Confusion about Trump statement on HBCU funding
By Cash Michaels
May 11, 2017

Is President Donald Trump standing by his stated earlier commitment to support historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), or is he backing off, using some oblique constitutional reason not to do so? Last Friday afternoon, the Trump White House issued a statement upon signing H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2017, which was recently passed […]


Who’s afraid of a shrill conservative?
By Julianne Malveaux
May 5, 2017

The shrill conservative Ann Coulter has made headlines because the University of California, Berkeley, wouldn’t let her speak at the end of April. Invited by college Republicans, her appearance threatened to incite violence, as activists on the left and on the right prepared to either protest or support her appearance. In the end, the university […]


Lessons from Fox and O’Reilly
By By Julianne Malveaux
April 27, 2017

Former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly, the man whose lofty ratings were responsible for the growth of the network, is no longer on the air. Revelations that $13 million had been paid, either by O’Reilly or the network, to women who said they had been sexually harassed repelled millions, some of whom protested outside Fox […]


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 […]


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