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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris campaigns in Greensboro

Hundreds of people gathered at Dudley High School (DHS) on July 11 to hear from Vice President Kamala Harris as she campaigns for the Biden Harris ticket in the 2024 General Election. …

Pamelia Mcadoo-Rogers
Retired Greensboro Police Department Captain, Pamelia McAdoo-Rogers has been named the new Director of Public Safety and Security at Greensboro College. McAdoo-Rogers assumed the role on June 1, …
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NNPA Pres. Ben Chavis to receive the 2024 Alston/Jones Award

This Saturday, July 20, Rev. Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, will receive the Alston/Jones Award during the International Civil Rights Center …

Hinnant Honored by the N.C. Bar and NCCU School of Law

The North Carolina Bar Association recently honored Judge Patrice A. Hinnant (Ret.) as a 2024 Legal Legend of Color (LLOC) on Thursday, June 20, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown. The …
Uncle Sam (Wayne Young) stands with R.J. Thompson, left, Ray Thompson and Rashawn Thompson.

Fun Fourth in Greensboro

Under an intense sweltering afternoon sun, Greensboro’s annual Downtown Fun Fourth along a stretch of Elm Street went forth with all the patriotic panache associated with crowds celebrating …

N.C. NAACP calls two proposed Constitutional Amendments ‘stunts’

Calling two new proposed constitutional amendments “litigation stunts,” the N.C. NAACP, Forward Justice and the Southern Environmental Law Center are blasting Republican legislative …
Sports
Le’Ezra Brown is the first Gatorade North Carolina Boys Track & Field Player of the Year to be chosen from Dudley High School.

Dudley High’s Le’Ezra Brown named Gatorade North Carolina Boys Track and Field Player of the Year

CHICAGO — In its 39th year of honoring the nation’s most elite high school athletes, Gatorade recently announced that Le’Ezra Brown of Dudley High School is the 2023-24 Gatorade …

Hold a rendering of the Greensboro Six mural during a public input session are (L-R): artist Vincent Ballentine, City Councilmember Sharon Hightower, Richard Herring, brother of Greensboro Six member Elijah Herring; Marjorie Murray Bryant, daughter of Greensboro Six member Samuel Murray; City Councilmember Goldie Wells and mural artist Andre Trenier.
A massive colorful mural is in progress, depicting the “courageous integration” and subsequent social justice impact of six defiant Black golfers, who on December 7, 1955, decided to play …
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Josh Gibson of the Homestead Grays, April 3, 1931.
Just a few months before Jackie Robinson would make history and break the color barrier that prevented Black players from competing in Major League Baseball, Josh Gibson passed away at 35-years-old. …
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Newton’s career is a deeply polarizing one. His highs, leading the 2015 Panthers to the Super Bowl while claiming the MVP, were extremely high.
The last time Cam Newton played for the Carolina Panthers came in 2021.  He returned after a stint in New England playing for the Patriots.  It was supposed to be a full-circle …
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Celebration Bowl gets new dates for 2024

As the college football playoffs continue to expand, the HBCU National Championship game has made a pivot for the 2024 season. The Celebration Bowl has moved from the third to second Saturday in …

Jets sign former A&T Aggie and All-Pro NFL player Tarik Cohen

Chicago Bears’ player Tarik Cohen during a 2018 NFL game against the NY Giants.[/caption] Aaron Rodgers is no longer the only former All-Pro looking to return from a serious injury for the 2024 New …

Aggies compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

EUGENE, Or. – The 2024 outdoor track and field season has been a turning point for North Carolina A&T sophomore men’s outdoor track and field hurdler Thomas Smith IV. Alongside his …

High Point Crowned Big South Champions First Time in Program History

The Panthers of High Point University win the Big South Baseball Championship. HIGH POINT – The High Point University baseball team won its first Big South title in program history as they defeated …
Entertainment
Lupita Nyong’o stars in A Quiet Place: Day-One. This is the third movie of the horror series.

A Quiet Place: Day One

“You need to stop following me,” says a woman who is as terrified of the beasts as anyone else. “I’m really scared, I don’t know what to do,” confesses a man as he …

The Warnersville Drumline performs during a Community Elevation Grants Celebration at Warnersville Recreation Center sponsored by the Arts Council of Greensboro.

Arts Council celebrates the Warnersville Community

The Arts Council of Greater Greensboro celebrated and recognized the historic Warnersville community — North Carolina’s First Heritage Community — conferring its 2024 Community Elevation Grants (CEG) to local artists and organizations.
A plethora of people gather in downtown Greensboro for the Juneteenth Black Food Truck Festival held Saturday, June 15th.

Celebrating Juneteenth 2024

Greensboro residents were out in full swing last weekend as they attended multiple celebrations across the city commemorating Juneteenth. On June 19, 1865, some 2,000 Union troops led by General …

Revolution Mill hosts Summer Tide at the Stacks

Revolution Mill announced the Summer Tide at the Stacks event, scheduled for Thursday, June 20 from 5 p.m.   to 8 p.m. This community celebration promises an evening of live music, local artisan …
Columnists

Project 2025 - The 900-Page guide to snuffing out American democracy

What if there was a blueprint for a future presidential administration to unilaterally lay waste to our constitutional order and turn America from a democracy into an autocracy in one fell swoop? …

"Dream and Labor”

When Congressman John Lewis passed away in July 2020, Rev. James Lawson gave a eulogy memorializing our beloved friend at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. As our nation continues to mourn Rev. …

The Mumbler-in-Chief and the Liar-in-Chief

Folks like me desperately hoped to see the Biden from the March 2024 State of the Union Address; instead, we got the Biden of the Trump commercials. 

Five strategies to grow Black homeownership

In 1865, more than 159 years ago, the U.S. eliminated or outlawed slavery in the U.S. with the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. One of the promises and pledges …

We’ve seen enough

June is Gun Violence Awareness Month in our nation. People will attend marches, take part in social media campaigns, and wear orange to show they are joining thousands of others across the country in …
Education

Classroom building renamed in honor of Henry and Shirley Frye

A&T Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. with distinguished alumni Shirley and Henry Frye in front of Henry E. and Shirley T. Frye Hall named in honor of the Fryes on the campus of N.C. A&T State University.
The Fryes, who met while undergraduates at N.C. A&T, graduated from the university in 1953 and married in 1956.
As nearly 70,000 students settle into the new academic year at Guilford County Schools, so are 18 new principals across all grade levels from Kindergarten to high school. Some of the new …
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Students at The Academy at Smith welcome Guilford County Superintendent Whitney Oakley (center) with Principal Rachel Lewis (right). Photo by Ivan Saul Cutler/Carolina Peacemaker.
The 2023-2024 academic year for Early and Middle College high schools and extended-year elementary schools in the Guilford County Schools (GCS) began this week. Eager students arrived on …
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Rankin Elementary Kindergarten teacher Taylor Mirabella assists a student from a tractor at the school’s Careers on Wheels presentation. Photo by Ivan Saul Cutler/Carolina Peacemaker.
The annual Careers on Wheels program rolled into Rankin Elementary School to the delight of students, who touched a variety of trucks, vans and first responder vehicles during an on-campus field trip …
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Healthy living
There is no question that consuming foods high in sodium can harm one’s health.
We love salt, maybe too much
For centuries, salt has been a cornerstone of the human diet, serving as a vital food preservative. While our reliance on salt for preservation has significantly diminished, today’s diet rich …
Christina Yongue
New Cone Health Foundation staff to address health equity
Christina Yongue Cone Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce that Yazmin Garcia Rico, MSW, and Christina Yongue, MPH, MCHES, have joined as Directors of Community Engagement and Impact. In …
Plastic pollution is one of the great environmental challenges of the 21st century, causing wide-ranging damage to ecosystems and human health. Courtesy of Greenpeace.
Plastic is a threat to one’s health and well-being
Plastic pollution is one of the great environmental challenges of the 21st century, causing wide-ranging damage to ecosystems and human health. Courtesy of Greenpeace. The adage about knowing who …
The body likes things to remain the same. Sometimes it will pull out all the stops to make weight loss maintenance difficult.
New treatments on the horizon for weight loss
The body likes things to remain the same. Sometimes it will pull out all the stops to make weight loss maintenance difficult. As the warmer months approach, people become concerned about how they …
Cone Health Equity Summit Keynote Speaker Dr. Ron Wyatt (left) and Dr. Olu Jegede, chairperson of the Cone Health Equity Summit and vice president of Clinical Care-Health Equity at Cone Health. Photo Ivan Saul Cutler/Carolina Peacemaker.
Cone Health hosts health equity summit
Cone Health Equity Summit Keynote Speaker Dr. Ron Wyatt (left) and Dr. Olu Jegede, chairperson of the Cone Health Equity Summit and vice president of Clinical Care-Health Equity at Cone Health. Photo …