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THE PEOPLE’S CLINIC, ”POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

We are continuing this week with our discussion of mental health topics, in recognition of May being Mental Health Month. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder ...

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SMOKING KILLS

Some 88,000 men and 70,000 women die from lung cancer each year. For African Americans like disco legend Donna Summer, who recently lost her battle with the disease ...

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FIFTY PERCENT OF THE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED ARE BLACK

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - On October 24, 1974 an unidentified man robbed and raped a pregnant Wayne State University student in a bathroom on campus. The student later picked 19 year-old Edward George Carter, out of a photo lineup that contained multiple pictures of the Black teen. None of the physical evidence - fingerprints, semen and seminal fluid - collected from the scene connected Carter to the crime. Still ...

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PETITIONS ARE POURING IN FROM ACROSS THE NATION

Hundreds of citizens from across the nation are now expressing their support for the pardons campaign for the Wilmington Ten; joining congresspeople, state lawmakers and civil rights ...

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SUPPORT SWELLS FOR WILMINGTON TEN PARDONS

Thus far, at least two members of Congress; the heads of both the national and state NAACP; a prominent UNC-Chapel Hill law professor, and the head of the United Church of Christ have joined a growing number of supporters ...

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NNPA EXCLUSIVE: FALSELY CONVICTED 40 YEARS AGO, WILMINGTON 10 SEEKS PARDON TODAY

Seven survivors and the families of three deceased members of the Wilmington Ten - ten 1970's civil rights activists convicted forty years ago of conspiracy charges to commit violence ...

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THE PEOPLE’S CLINIC, ”CHILDHOOD DEPRESSION”

In The People's Clinic articles, we often discuss physical and mental health concerns that affect adults, but sometimes we as a community forget that some of these issues can affect children as well. ...

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A MOTHER’S DAY SALUTE TO A SPECIAL WILMINGTON NATIVE, PEACE CORPS: A LIFE ALTERING EXPERIENCE”

September 2011 marked the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Peace Corps created by President John F. Kennedy who signed an Executive Order establishing the Peace Corps in March 1961. ...

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PINE FOREST CEMETERY: A HIDDEN GEM

Spring in coastal Wilmington, NC brings to mind beaches, the Cape Fear River and the beloved azalea plant for the area's many gardeners. However spring is also a time of the year to get out and visit ...

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SOLVING NC POVERTY WON’T BE EASY

In January through northeastern counties like Halifax, Beaufort and Pasquotank, there were heartrending stories of no jobs; high utility bills; government cuts to vital social programs ...

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