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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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Mass Overdoes Of ‘Spice’ Affecting The US 

By Dr. Joy Martinez, Contributing Columnist with The Carolinian While we are considering all the rapid and unexpected change and loss that seemed to plague the US in 2016, we need not forget the day 33 people overdosed on Brooklyn street corner. Calls rush in to the 911 center reporting people collapsing and vomiting on…

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What Happens To Disabled Adults After Parents Death?

By Kathie Easter, Staff Writer for The Carolinian Caroline Munro’s situation sums up a problem facing the nation. Due to the effects of cerebral palsy and an intellectual disability, she is unable to speak and functions intellectually at a preschool level. Since childhood, her mother, Beth, has fed her and cared for her, but Beth is…

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Blockchain? Fad or Future?

By Dani Ross, Staff Writer What is a blockchain and why is it going to revolutionize everything? Picture a string of pearls. Each pearl is connected to another to make a singular necklace. Now, imagine that each pearl is a block of data and that the string is an infinite string of pearls. All valuable and…

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