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OUR VOICE, GUEST EDITORIAL, Moral courage: standing up for what is right

    Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Even a superficial look at history reveals that no social advance rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle . . . This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   On Wednesday, Senator Co ...

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OUR VOICE, GUEST EDITORIAL, Prayers for the work ahead for our children

BY MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN OF CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND This has been a trying year for so many children in America — confused, consumed by and afraid of the intolerance, hatred and anger of adults. How do we keep the promises we have made to our children? How do we make a better America that values each and every child, regardless of skin color, faith, gender, sexual orientation, disability or immigration stat ...

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OUR VOICE, Guest editorial, “Severing the prison to profits pipeline”

BY MARC MORIAL "Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more must you have of the former." --- Horace Mann, "Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania," 1881 America is addicted to incarceration No nation holds as many people behind bars as the United States of America, and the numbers tell it all. The Unit ...

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“Clarion Call from Our Wise Departed Ancestors!--If Thomas C.  Jervay, Sr. Willie E. Jervay, Katherine “Kitty” Jervay Tate and Thomas C. Jervay, Jr., owners of The Wilmington Journal were here today, they would tell us to “vote early”. The early voting period for New Hanover County is March 3rd to March 12th. Election Day is March 15th. You can honor our First Family of Freedom Fighters, your family members ...

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Early voting is underway from now through Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m. for the Tuesday, March 15th primaries. Hours of early voting are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, March 6 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Government Center – 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 34.  Please for ...

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OUR VOICE, Guest editorial, Demonizing ‘Black Lives Matter’

BY GEORGE CURRY   Led by Fox News, conservatives are trying to discredit the #Black Lives Matter Movement by claiming incorrectly that it is a Black hate group that encourages the killing of police officers. On the Aug. 31 edition of Fox & Friends, Elizabeth Hasselbeck asked, “Why has the Black Lives Movement – Black Lives Matter Movement – not been classified yet as a hate group? I mean, how much ...

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OUR VOICE, GUEST EDITORIAL, Mike Huckabee doesn’t understand what matters

BY DR. JULIANNE MALVEAUX The 17-person race for the Republican nomination for president closely resembles a clown show, starring Donald Trump. The unfortunate contrast to Trump has been the tepid rhetoric of Jeb Bush, and the usual antics of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Surgeon Ben Carson offered some diversity in the “big debate” a few weeks ago, and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina amplified he ...

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