The Election Is Over, Time To Make Policy

Dani Ross, Columnist with The Carolinian Social responsibility did not end on November 6th. The election was only the beginning. It is time to get some stuff done that is going to benefit people other than the wealthy and well-connected. No more armchair activism. Let’s put those lessons that were learned in high school civics class…

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Polio-Like Virus Spreads Fear

By Dr. Joy Martinez, Contributing Carolinian Columnist To a generation of people, this sickness seems familiar, the sudden appearance of weakness in the arms or legs, loss of muscle tone and reflexes, paralysis.  Symptoms including pain, drooping face and eyelids, difficulty moving eyes and swallowing, and slurred speech. In severe cases, patients have trouble breathing because…

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Boomers Are Proud, Poor and Pretending

Dani Ross, Columnist with The Carolinian “You know me. I am in your friendship circle hidden in plain sight. My clothes are still impeccable; bought in the good years when I was still making money. To look at me you would not know that my electricity was cut off last week for nonpayment, or that I…

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Minority Contractor Charges NC With Collusion And Racketeering Practices

Dani Ross, Columnist with The Carolinian   There is far too much to this story to put in one article, but we have to start somewhere. “Women, minority, DBA and HUB firms are being discriminated against by North Carolina HUB, DOT and DPS,” said Dineen Etienne, a HUB certified minority contractor. Dee, as she is called,…

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NC’s New Political Party

State Board Recognizes Constitution Party as Official Political Party RALEIGH, N.C. – The Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement voted unanimously on Wednesday to recognize the Constitution Party of North Carolina as the state’s newest political party. That means voters in North Carolina can register as unaffiliated or with any of the following…

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1960’s Jim Crow South or 2018?

Dr. Kimberly Muktarian, Contributing Columnist with The Carolinian A Wake County Sheriff’s Department officer released a dog on a 15-year-old girl. She was mauled by the dog so severely that she still has no sensation in parts of her legs two years later. This incident happened on August 28, 2016, but it has scary similarities to…

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America’s Drug Dealers

By Dani Ross, Staff Writer A ton of media attention has been focused on America’s “opioid crisis” in recent months. America has had a drug problem for as long as America has been America, so what’s so special about this time in history? In the Journal of the National Medical Association Drs. Bowser, Fullilove and Word…

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Starbucks?!

By Dr. Joy Martinez, Contributing Columnist with The Carolinian It is easier to believe there was a disturbance. It is more convenient to assume there is ‘more to the story.’ Unbearable is the truth. Once again, men that look like my husband, father, brother, and my growing sons are zip tied, surrounded by a flood…

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Disruptive Women: A Women’s History Month Exclusive

By Dr. Joy Martinez, Contributing Carolinian Columnist To disrupt is to interrupt, to upset, and unsettle. In business, disruption describes a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established industry leaders. Disruptive entrepreneurs begin this process by identifying and serving overlooked segments, introducing a new client base into an established…

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The Education Our Children Deserve

By G.K. Zachary, Westchester Community College A young minority student approaches me after class and asks if she can speak with me.  She says that she wants to be a doctor; that she was an A student in high school; that she won a pre-med scholarship at a prestigious U.S. university. However, when she began her…

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