April 2, 2014 10:31
When I was a little girl, I fell in love with a man that promised me diamonds every spring. I didn’t know it then, but it was the kind of love that lasts forever. It was the kind of love that you don’t even know you are in until you can’t get out of it....
March 26, 2014 09:52
It wasn’t quite as epic as Howard Roark’s speech toward the end of Ayn Rand’s seminal novel, The Fountainhead, but when construction magnate John Lomax put the bloggers on one side and the “people trying to do good things” on the other you could tell a point was at hand....
March 5, 2014 10:19
Black History should be everyday history. It’s something that needs to be taught everyday so that our children can pass it to their children. History books in school only teach but so much, and who’s to say that they’re accurate? Only we as African-Americans know that history in its entirety....
Feb. 26, 2014 09:45
Well, North Carolina, how did we find ourselves here? I remember watching news about the 2003 gubernatorial recall election in California, and thinking how surreal it was to see Arnold Schwarzenegger — a celebrity then known for killing aliens and......
Feb. 19, 2014 10:05
Destiny: the plans your mind longs for with hope and ambition. The pathway you expect to call your name. Plans… I sigh, acknowledging that they morph into a journey you were not expecting to go on. An engineer becomes a writer, a lawyer becomes a counselor, and a businessman becomes a social worker....
Feb. 12, 2014 09:34
Just before Rosanell Eaton, a 92-year-old plaintiff against North Carolina’s new restrictive voting law, gave the tens of thousands of North Carolinians massed near Shaw University their marching orders, the Rev. William Barber II admonished a few politicians....
Feb. 5, 2014 09:52
Everyone has a way of communicating — verbally, nonverbally, or in an artistic way. In the beginning, for me, it was nonverbal. I understood what people would say to me, but I would act it out. This is the story my parents have told me so many times....
Jan. 22, 2014 10:44
Sometimes I catch myself — either in a low, conspiratorial tone or with an air of nonchalance — telling stories about my run-ins with danger. I prefer to clump the scariest, most intense ones together, which makes sense considering almost all my best tales took place during a semester in Central America....

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