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  There are two related violent phenomena in that are now getting renewed public attention and research around the world, as well as considerable debate and denial. The twin evils are terrorism and racism. President Barack Obama’s recent White House Summit on “Countering Violent Extremism” reminded many of us in Black America that violent acts of “extremism” have not been isolated just to the Middle Ea ...

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50 years of economic futility

BY JAMES CLINGMAN During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, Black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic position has not changed; our unemployment rate has consistently been twice as high as the White unemployment rate, which was 5 percent for Whites and 10.9 percent for Blacks in 1963. Today, it’s 6.6 percent for Whites and 12.6 percent for Blacks. O ...

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VICTIM OF WPD DOG BITE SETTLES FOR $82,500 [WILMINGTON]  Officials with the City of Wilmington will settle with Johnnie Williams, a man bitten by a police dog following a chase. The City  will pay $25,000 of the settlement and the city's insurance agency will pick up the rest.  The settlement will total $82,500. On Halloween Night 2013, Williams allegedly drove through a DWI checkpoint almost running over a ...

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OUR VOICE, GUEST EDITORIAL, More evidence of Obama’s hostility toward HBCUs

BY GEORGE CURRY As if we needed any more evidence, President Obama’s recent meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus revealed a deep-seated hostility toward the plight of struggling Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). According to Lauren Victoria Burke’s Black Caucus blog,, “President Obama was critical of Historically Black Colleges and Universities during a mee ...

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Black history salute to Prince Hall Masons

BY DR. BENJAMIN CHAVIS, JR. During Black History Month 2015 I believe it is important to highlight some of those long lasting institutions and entities that have continued to serve the empowerment interests of Black America for over the past 200 years.  Too often some of us forget too quickly about the historical groups and social bridges that have helped to bring Black America across troubled and perilous ...

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Mrs. Katherine Scott Weller passes at 92

Katherine Scott Weller, 92, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her daughters on Monday, February 9, 2015.  Mrs. Weller was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Fritz William Weller and three sons, Wagner, William and Michael.  She is survived by her daughters Katherine Bell Moore of Louisburg, North Carolina, Frances Weller of the city and Margaret Weller-Stargell of the city. She is also su ...

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