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Community College Professors Fight Against Discrimination, Retaliation

At different times over the past five years, Frank J. Phillips, Marcia Pearl and Vincent Miles said they ran into a buzz saw of overt racism, prejudice, harassment and workplace hostility from primarily white superiors that led each of them to file suit in an effort to get redress.

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NNPA Leaders React to “Historic” Verdict in Laquan McDonald Case

The conviction of Jason Van Dyke could prove historic, but much more needs to be done to stem the tide of police shootings involving African Americans – Black citizens of Chicago are stunned that finally a Chicago policeman has been convicted of murder…

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“The Trial of the Century” From a Black Journalist’s View

“I couldn’t believe it was happening, but it was. A justice system that for decades was viewed as broken by thousands of Blacks and minorities had finally worked and convicted a Chicago police officer of killing a Black teenager.

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Irving ISD and Texas A&M Team to Offer Innovative Program – Free Dental Exams

… the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found the percentage of children and adolescents aged 5 to 19 years with untreated tooth decay is twice as high for those from low-income families (25 percent)

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White Privilege and Sexism Merge at the U.S. Supreme Court

As I sat in my hotel room in West Africa watching Justice Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, I was reminded of what several Africans have said to me since the election of President Donald Trump

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Political Rivalry: So Much Hate; So Little Tolerance – May Our Voters and Elected Officials Come to Their Senses

Sadly, since the latest federal election something has happened to our current state of minds. The political sides – Democrats and Republicans- have become intolerable of each other.

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Wilmington Police Department – Port City Super Girls Sponsors FREE Mother – Daughter Luncheon

Port City Super Girls sponsored by the Wilmington Police Department, will host a Mother – Daughter luncheon on Saturday, October 27 at 11:30 am at St. James Parish (Perry Hall) 25 South Third Street. The luncheon is free and open to mothers and daughters in the Cape Fear region.

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There Are Many Types of Obesity – Which One Matters to Your Health

Our society seems to have accepted that gaining weight is an inevitable consequence of growing up in a place with easy access to calories and where physical activity plays a declining role in our professional and private lives. Aging just makes weight loss even more difficult.

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Mulvaney Okays After Hours Racism Following Uproar Over Appointee’s Racist Blog Posts

Amid an ongoing CFPB staff rebellion over the racist blog posts of Eric Blankenstein, the man he handpicked to oversee fair lending enforcement at the Bureau, Mick Mulvaney sent an email to staff explaining that it is perfectly fine to express “personal views” on personal time.

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Important Resources for Hurricane and Flood Survivors

Resources and knowledgeable people are available to assist you in many different ways.  Determine which organizations can best meet your needs and move forward to connect with them on plans that promote your continuous survival.   Be reminded that “This too shall pass.”

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HBCU Homecoming Queen of 50 Years Ago to Make “Golden” Appearance at Elizabeth City State Unversity

The Elizabeth City State College (ECSC) class of 1968 will make a historic return during their widely anticipated annual Homecoming Weekend, October 26-28, 2018. Trequita Overton Class of ’99 of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; ECSU’s…

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Investigation into Accusations by Rep. Ellison’s Ex-Girlfriend Finds Charges “Unsubstantiated”

In 2007, Ellison became the first member of the Muslim faith ever elected to the U.S. Congress. In 2017 he became Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee after losing a close race for Chair to former Obama DOJ official Tom Perez.

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