Opinion

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| February 25, 2014

Uncut Special presentation—From time to time, Frost Illustrated exercises its commitment to present voices straight from the community. Oftentimes, those voices insist on getting across a totally uncensored message to pre- serve their cadence and context. In an effort to honor such voices, we offer the following Uncut Special Presentation unedited and written exactly as […]

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Campaign to deny Ben Chavis Democratic leadership post in N.C.

| February 24, 2014

By Cash Michaels Special to the NNPA from The Carolinian RALEIGH, N.C.—The fallout from the badly mishandled nomination of Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. l to the post of executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP), is still unknown. But, the behind-the-scenes movement among Democratic rank-and-file members to ensure that Chavis, a veteran civil […]

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8 Habits of the Heart author Clifton Taulbert moves his audience

8 Habits of the Heart author Clifton Taulbert moves his audience

| February 23, 2014

Being Black History Month and heart month, it was altogether apropos for the University of Saint Francis to present the renowned author Clifton Taulbert.

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Times–a-changin’!

Times–a-changin’!

| February 23, 2014

Do you remember the days when people rushed to get to church to get a seat? You know, before many churches could afford microphones that magnified the voice of the singer or preacher.

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GOP accommodates evil

| February 22, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Just when, six years in to the Obama presidency, I think I’m hardened to the deranged anti-Obama rants of conservatives and Republican Party officials, I’ve been reminded that the cesspool of bigotry is bottomless—and that there are always people out there willing to splash around in the filth. One […]

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Another Florida man gets away with murder

| February 21, 2014

By George Curry—Justice again has been shortchanged when a hung jury could not decide whether Michael Dunn was guilty of murdering Jordan Davis.

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The ‘mis-education’ of a society: Take 28 days to ‘know me’

| February 20, 2014

This is dedicated to those who had to hear the common questions “When is it Caucasian History Month?” or “Why is there not a White History Month?”

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Dr. King ‘turning in his grave’ over family greed

Dr. King ‘turning in his grave’ over family greed

| February 20, 2014

The children of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sue each other—as well as loyal family friends—so often that you need a program to keep up with the court action.

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Upward mobility not based on merit

Upward mobility not based on merit

| February 20, 2014

A recent study by a team of Harvard and University of California-Berkeley researchers and others confirm that the birth lottery still rules the day.

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Obama vows to help young black men

Obama vows to help young black men

| February 20, 2014

Young black men in the U.S. are the most disproportionately incarcerated and the largest percentage of the unemployed and of high school dropouts.

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