Feb. 4, 2015 08:27
Groundhog day is generally one of the most inconsequential days of the year for people in the south like me and really for most folks. After all, Punxsutawney Phil is only right 40 percent of the time. Really, all I think of on Feb....
Jan. 21, 2015 08:16
I think it is particularly important to remember that Dr. King was more than simply a powerful figure who strived to achieve racial equality. He stood for bridging divides across all nationalities, races and classes....
Jan. 14, 2015 08:13
“And during the few moments that we have left, we want to have just an offthe-cuff chat between you and me — us. We want to talk right down to earth in a language that everybody here can easily understand.” —Malcolm X, Detroit, Michigan Nov. 10, 1963....
Jan. 7, 2015 10:43
Exactly one week ago the clock turned to 2015, and the vast amount of resolution messages and tweets came flooding in. We’ve all heard the “I will lose X pounds,” and “I will be nicer to people,” ones that are enough to give us a headache. New Year’s resolutions are usually as valid as promises from politicians....
Dec. 31, 2014 10:57
What a difference a year makes. Last Christmas season I was sitting around sketching out novel plots and penning lyrics to satirical holiday songs (Have Yourself a Pat McCrory Christmas was a big hit!). This year I was digging through more than 400 emails the City of Greensboro turned over to me on Dec....
Dec. 17, 2014 10:11
on the calendar. Many in the Jewish community do not view Hanukkah as a holiday that is central to the faith. It is the point on the Jewish calendar at which we celebrate the victory of the underdog Maccabees against the mighty Greek army and subsequent rededication of the second temple around 165 BC....
Dec. 10, 2014 10:12
Imagine all those years of controversy over who was really the number one team in the land at the end of the football smorgasbord on Jan. 1, how they could have been settled once and for all with a playoff system. No more sportswriters picking their favorite regional team like they do with the Heisman Trophy....
Dec. 3, 2014 10:19
We have reached the point in the year where darkness arrives just after 5pm, and with it a season of sentimentality, where people are a little nicer to each other and more grateful for the little things in life that make a huge difference. Last weekend I enjoyed the company of my family like many, and recited the many things I was thankful for....
Nov. 26, 2014 10:14
I try often not to write about race. I want to join in discussions some African-American friends of mine have on social media from time to time, but I’m often hesitant, preferring instead to observe and absorb their perspectives on being black in America....

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