March 25, 2015 08:01
Richard Childress, a native of Winston-Salem, purchased his first racecar in 1965 for $20, and within a few short years racked up over 70 top 10 finishes, including 6 top fives. But as much as he loved driving, Childress found greater success as a team owner....
March 18, 2015 07:59
Last week, following a disgraceful racial utterance by a White female TV anchorwoman in Cleveland, I called for a national referendum on racist language in the workplace, and suggested that perpetrators should be immediately fired from their job if heard speaking a racial or ethnic slur....
March 11, 2015 08:09
Over the past 60 years, America has seen many great advancements in science, technology and medicine. Some would say that we’ve also made great strides in race relations, thanks to such ground-breaking events as Brown v. Board of Education, the Voting Rights Act and the election of an African American to the highest office in the land....
Feb. 25, 2015 11:06
Earlier this month, Senator Thom Tillis opened his mouth, inserted his foot, and made North Carolina into a laughingstock. Speaking to the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington D.C., Tillis suggested that restaurant owners shouldn’t be forced by the government to make their employees wash their hands after a visit to the bathroom....
Feb. 18, 2015 08:15
On February 10, NBC announced that its longtime anchorman Brian Williams was to be suspended for six months without pay. Later that same day, longtime Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart announced his retirement. Williams garnered high ratings and a big salary for his ability to report the truth....
Feb. 11, 2015 08:30
In the 1950s, CBS wouldn’t allow the word “pregnant” to be used when Lucy was “with child,” and censors also wouldn’t allow ample cleavage or belly buttons to be shown. In the early 1960s television characters that were married on screen, still had to sleep in twin beds....
Feb. 4, 2015 08:27
In the entertainment business, a triple threat is someone who can sing, dance and act. It’s also someone who’s accomplished on stage, in film and on television. I guess that makes Ken Berry a double-triple threat because he can do just about everything in any venue....
Jan. 28, 2015 08:13
MacMillan defines diversion as “something intended to take someone’s attention away from something you do not want them to concentrate on. ” Magicians and illusionists, for example, are masters at creating diversions, and now, it seems, so too is our 44th president....
Jan. 21, 2015 08:16
Former President Jimmy Carter showed up on the set of “The Daily Show” this past week wearing what appeared to be a tubular shaped object around his neck. He was in New York to attend an exhibit at the Museum of Natural History titled “Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease,” and the tiny prop around his neck was a life saving example of what the exhibit was promoting....
Jan. 14, 2015 11:47
At a 1962 dinner honoring a group of Nobel Prize winners, President Kennedy observed, “I think it’s truly the most extraordinary collection of talent that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone....

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