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....
Jan. 15, 2014 10:16
For years there has been talk in North Carolina about modernizing the tax code, which was based on a manufacturing economy that is largely obsolete. Textiles, tobacco and furniture have been supplanted by services, including hospitality, dining, entertainment, tourism and the arts....
Jan. 8, 2014 10:15
The rules are different when you play against yourself. I square my shoulders with the backboard, half-squat and spin the green and black ball towards myself, bouncing it before raising my eyes to the hoop. I try to stay light on my feet as I unfold myself, lofting a shot from the spray-painted free throw line....

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