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The arthritis foundation honors the life of local artist Ivey Hayes at the 2012 Wilmington Arthritis Walk

The recent passing of Ivey Hayes, a talented Wilmington resident and artist who developed a unique style that earned him numerous honors, , has charged the Arthritis Foundation to honor his legacy at the 2012 Wilmington Arthritis Walk on Saturday, October 20th at Hugh MacRae Park. ...

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Our Voice, Guest Editorial by Marian Wright Edelman, Families struggle: Child poverty remains epidemically high

The U.S. Census Bureau’s new poverty data for the states show millions of families struggling mightily to keep their heads above water in the wake of the Great Recession. Fourteen states saw statistically significant increases in their child poverty rates, 26 states saw small increases, and nine states and the District of Columbia saw small declines in child poverty rates last year. ...

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The double whammy of poverty and unemployment by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Last week, we learned that African American unemployment rates stayed level last month, with an absurdly high official unemployment rate of 14.1 percent. Unemployment rates for African American men fell, while those for African American women rose. These rates are way too high and understate the extent of pain that exists in the African American community. ...

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Your Voice: The stone the builders rejected

Linda Pierce, like us fellow Black Baby Boomers, was born into this world where the majority race treated her as a second class "citizen". She had to sit in the back of the bus, upstairs in the movies, drink from the colored water fountain, buy shoes and clothes without trying them on and attend the Negro schools. Her race was referred to as colored, Negro, Black and then African-American. Linda rejected th ...

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Religious Briefs, Week of September 13-19, 2012

New Hanover County Bowens Chapel AME Zion Church, 5826 Carolina Beach Road, will celebrate their 122nd church Anniversary on Sunday, September 16th at 3:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 2:00 p.m. following the morning service. The guest speaker will be Reverend John H. Brown of New Hope Freewill Baptist Church. Central Missionary Baptist Church. 702 Red Cross Street, will hold their 3rd Pastoral anniversary ...

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