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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Guilford County Commission seeks input on $800M budget

March 16, 2023

Guilford County continued seeking public input on budgeting of nearly $800 million for a range of services. In a series of four Budget Town Halls that began last week, County Commissioners and staff said they wanted residents to know more about the budgeting process and priorities, as the county prepares its revenue-spending plan for fiscal […]

Questions raised about the leadership of N.C. NAACP Pres. Deborah Maxwell

March 16, 2023

When Deborah Dicks Maxwell, president of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, won her controversial election over incumbent President Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman in October 2021, she subsequently told The Raleigh News and Observer, “The power of the NAACP does not reside in the state office; it resides in the power of […]

Suspended N.C. NAACP Secretary blasts leadership in video

March 15, 2023

State Secretary Sylvia Ellis Barnes, 75, has served as NAACP Lifetime member, Goldsboro/Wayne County NAACP Chapter president, and secretary of the North Carolina Conference of Branches of the NAACP under five state presidents, from October of 1995 to February 18, 2023. During the Feb. 18 annual meeting, Barnes’ name was reportedly announced as having been […]

GPD Chief and community address creating respectful environments and effective partnerships

March 9, 2023

Transparency, accountability and addressing violent crime were the top concerns from citizens at a public meeting of Northeast Greensboro residents. Greensboro Police Department Chief John Thompson led the two and a half hour meeting, one hour and a half past the scheduled time, at Peeler Recreation Center on March 2 listening to feedback provided by […]

What does N.C. Medicaid expansion mean for African Americans?

March 9, 2023

At long last, the Republican legislative leadership and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper are on the same page when it comes to Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. They’re all for it. Last week, state House and Senate leaders announced that they had reached a deal that would extend the important health insurance coverage program to approximately […]

Bishop Barber Speaks on the 58th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

March 6, 2023

  Bishop William J. Barber, II was the guest preacher for the historic Brown Chapel in Selma, Alabama on the 58th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday from Fusion Films on Vimeo.

One of the Civil Rights Movement’s most consequential leaders comes to Greensboro

March 2, 2023

The Rev. Dr. James Lawson closed out the International Civil Rights Center and Museum Speaker Series as the last speaker on February 22. Seated at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in the museum, Lawson recounted that while the Greensboro sit-ins were a part of history, they did not originate in the Gate City. Documented sit-ins […]

Black History Month ends with panel discussion on holidays celebrated in the African American community

March 2, 2023

Juneteenth preparations are underway. Following a Black History Month panel discussion on holidays celebrated in the African American community, the Juneteenth GSO Collective shared details of this year’s 4-day celebration. The discussion took place on Saturday at the Greensboro History Museum. The discussion opened with a video from Guilford County Commissioner Melvin “Skip” Alston, who […]

Heartbreak and disbelief after Spearman autopsy report

February 23, 2023

Reaction to the official autopsy report released last week documenting that former NAACP President Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, 71, committed suicide by a “self-inflicted gunshot wound” to his head, has ranged from disbelief to pure sadness from those who knew him best. “Jesus, Lord, I’m heartbroken, and heartbroken for [his] family and friends,” opined […]

Dr. Johnnetta Cole returns to Greensboro

February 22, 2023

Former Bennett College President Dr. Johnnetta Cole returned to Greensboro to speak about her life fighting injustice, sharing reminisces from her childhood in the South, a pathfinding educator and resolute civic leader. At two events, Cole, also former president of Spelman College, emphasized the need for “courageous conversation,” a theme in her book “Racism in […]


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