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Hughley looks at Kings legacy at annual WFU/WSSU celebration

Hundreds filled the K.R. Williams Auditorium Monday night at Winston-Salem State University to participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. program hosted by WSSU and Wake Forest University. The theme of this year’s program ...
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GSO Operation Transparency to conduct People’s Document Search for police ...

by Sammy Hanf WHAT: People’s Document Search to make public investigative files the Council has declined to release WHEN: Wednesday, January 18, 9:30 a.m. WHERE: Melvin Municipal Building plaza, Washington Street side GSO Operation Transparency ...
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Is there any hope for climate change?

By Alastair Bland If President-elect Donald Trump actually believes all the warnings he issued during the election about the threats of immigration, he should be talking about ways to slow global warming as well. Rising ...
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Reading Connections seeks volunteer English tutors

According to Reading Connections, one in five adults in Guilford County lack the skills to fill out a job application or read a children’s book and a quarter of the adult population cannot read at ...
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The Invisibility of Whiteness

“Ultimately, to be white is a moral choice. White people are imagined. White people are white only because they want to be white.” – James Baldwin Dave McFayden grew up in a working class neighborhood ...
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Lincoln Financial Foundation Donates $40,000 To GSO Chamber and Action ...

The Lincoln Financial Group has extended its partnership with local business entities by providing two grants to Greensboro-based economic development and support groups. The grants, valued at $20,000 apiece were presented through the company’s charitable ...
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City seeks progress at South Elm redevelopment site

Significant changes could be on the horizon for the brownfield redevelopment project on South Elm Street, now commonly referred to as Union Square. City officials plan to put pressure on the project’s master developer to ...
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Greensboro Council votes against releasing Cole file amidst protests

by Sammy Hanf Greensboro City Council voted 7-2 last week against releasing the investigative file in a misconduct case involving a former member of the police department. Councilmembers Sharon Hightower and Jamal Fox voted in ...
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Greensboro City Council 2017 legislative agenda includes body worn camera ...

Greensboro City Council met during a special work session last week to discuss the first draft of the city’s 2017 legislative agenda. Chief among the council’s concerns were amendments to HB 972, a controversial bill ...
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Tiny Houses Bring Big Change

You may have seen it while driving down Spring Street: A slope-roofed house smaller than many garden sheds, bearing a banner on its green paneled side that reads, “Help us build homes for the homeless.” ...