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Protecting our children: Learn about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

It is a disturbing fact that African American children die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, at a rate more than twice that of white children. ...

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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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Obituaries, Week of October 11-17, 2012

Sheryl Lorraine Parker, James Lettley Sr., James Crumel Jr., Karen Wallace, Mary Bowens Pickett, Bessie Marie Rhames "Beppy", Joseph Percy Adams, Belinda Carter Moore ...

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OBITUARIES, WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2012

Ivey Hayes, Jacqueline Anna McKoy, Lisa Mae Smith Burney, Doval Leon "Ducky" Keaton, Andrew Wayne :A.W." Jenkins Sr., Deborah Austin, Judith Balloon, James Lettley, Sr ., James Crumel Jr., Mary Bowens Pickett, Mildred Hall Spencer, Karen Wallace ...

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Maxine Waters case: A political train wreck by George Curry

The headlines proclaim that Rep. Maxine Waters, the outspoken Democrat from California, has been cleared of charges that she violated House ethics by advocating on behalf of a Black bank in which her husband held a substantial investment. ...

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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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Stop economic segregation by Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr.

One of the most insidious forms of racial discrimination and injustice is the growing manifestation known as racially motivated “economic segregation.” Across the United States during the eight years of the Bush administration between 2001 and 2008, banking and mortgage companies were systematically deregulated. ...

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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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