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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 …

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 …
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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 …

Dr. James R. Martin II elected new N.C.A&T SU Chancellor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University announced, on June 21, its 13th chancellor will be Dr. James R. Martin II.

Yvonne J. Johnson: A Legacy of Service and Leadership in Greensboro

After nearly three decades in politics and more than forty years leading the nonprofit One Step Further, Mayor Pro Tem Yvonne J. Johnson is embarking on retirement.

“Traveling Without Moving: Essays from a Black Woman Trying to Survive in America” By Taiyon J. Coleman

One step forward, two steps back. That’s how it goes: every time you think you’re getting a little ahead, something – or someone – yanks you back. You see a little light …
Sports
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.

Mural Honors the Greensboro Six of Gillespie Golf Course

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 …

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.

Cam Newton says he’s done playing football

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 …

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 …
Entertainment
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 …

History Museum Celebrates Juneteenth and Civic Season 

    The Greensboro History Museum will celebrate Juneteenth and Civic Season beginning with a Green Book Bike Tour at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 22, at the Greensboro History …
Columnists

"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 …

America’s literacy crisis

The 2024 graduation season is upon us, and it represents a proud milestone in the lives of teenagers. Each year, middle school students graduate and then transition into high school. The same is true …
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
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 …
Taking supplements can be an insurance policy for getting needed minerals and vitamins but they should not be a substitute for fruits and vegetables.
Know what is in that supplement
Taking supplements can be an insurance policy for getting needed minerals and vitamins but they should not be a substitute for fruits and vegetables. Many people strive to have a diet that is full of …