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Although working from home provides a great deal of flexibility and potential benefits, professional and personal, most of us don’t want to make it our default setting — even after, or perhaps … more
Can any of North Carolina’s great roadside eateries and local joints survive the coronavirus? I have my doubts. So does UNC-Press. It has put the release of an updated and revised edition of my … more
At the request of the family of Mr. David Brooks, Jr. the leadership of the Person County NAACP recently met with the district attorney, and other judicial officers at the county courthouse, and … more
The events in our community last month are devastating, tragic, and heartbreaking. There are not enough words to express our sorrow to the family and a hurting community. There is enough pain in … more
This so called “new normal” is not normal. I’m not buying into the ‘new normal’ and I believe a vast majority of Americans are not buying into it either. In just a few brief months we have … more
In June, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law the ‘Education/Job Readiness in Prisons & Jails’ bill, which we were proud to co-sponsor. We applaud Gov. Cooper and all of the other bill … more
RALEIGH — History is full of cases in which people subverted their own just causes by acting impulsively rather than carefully considering the costs and benefits. As the ancient poet Horace put it, … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s “headline” unemployment rate in May was 12.9-percent. That’s the highest monthly rate since the Great Depression. But on a number of occasions during the month, I … more
What would Joe Oxendine say to the Washington NFL football team about its nickname? Oxendine, a proud Lumbee Indian and a personal hero of mine, died in April at 90. He was chancellor of … more
The phrase “Equal Justice Under Law” is engraved on the front of the United States Supreme Court building. The highest court in the land tout’s equal justice in this country. Yet, black … more
In two days, our nation will celebrate 244 years of sovereign independence. History serves as a reminder of the failures and successes of our nation. Some of them are glorious and some of them are … more
I was nursing my second cup of coffee and making breakfast for my kids Tuesday morning when my phone buzzed.  I had a text. I got as far as reading “answer your phone”, when … more
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