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Our featured leading lady today (Sunday) learned the power of her voice early on and has consistently used it to advocate for countless causes in Richmond County. The 2019 Trailblazer Award recipient of the Richmond County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Foundation, Gloria Mask, is well known for her dedication to the benchmarks of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolence philosophy — principles of fairness and equality.

Published in Lifestyle
Monday, 24 January 2022 12:01

OPINION: Should felons be able to vote?

Do you think felons should lose their right to vote? If so, do you think they should be able to regain that right after getting out of prison or should they have to wait until they complete any probation or parole requirement that follows prison? Or do you think a felony conviction should forever block someone from participating in elections?

Published in Opinion

You’ve likely seen talking heads or social media mavens blasting opposition to critical race theory by linking it to a refusal to teach American history. More specifically, the accusation often states that conservatives merely want to do away with teaching the history of the American civil rights movement or other black experiences in the past, such as slavery. It’s one of the most dishonest pivots in the public square today, particularly given that the American civil rights movement shares many qualities with conservatism.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 29 December 2021 14:01

Newspaper publisher, civil rights advocate dies at 78

WILMINGTON —The Black Press and African-American community have lost a legendary leader, fighter and advocate for human rights, civil rights, and justice. Indeed, one of her most successful efforts made worldwide news.

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One of the great legacies of North Carolina history and our nation was the explosion of the American civil rights movement. As a leader in that movement, Martin Luther King Jr. continually appealed to our strengths as a nation: The American founding, the rule of law, and the Christian tradition. Ultimately, his words — often meant for white audiences —united much of the nation under a banner of equality. Unfortunately, neglecting the teaching of American history and a more secularized culture is giving rise to critical race theory, a belief that everything can be explained by racism while portraying whites as inherently oppressive.

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — Illegally moving the goalposts. Intentionally violating North Carolinians’ civil rights.

Published in Local News

WASHINGTON — On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln’s historic Emancipation Proclamation, U.S. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued General Order No. 3, which informed the people of Texas that all enslaved people were now free. Granger commanded the Headquarters District of Texas, and his troops had arrived in Galveston the previous day.

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