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‘Daughters’ Welcomes 1st Black Woman To National Board

NEW YORK (AP) — When Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly hit a roadblock while researching her family history, a chance encounter at a conference with members of the Daughters of the American Revolution got her the help she needed to keep going. Now, Kelly is helping the DAR have its own breakthrough moment. On Sunday, the lineage-based…

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Apology For Lynching Comes 67 Years After Event

Chantè Russell Carolinian Intern More than six decades after being falsely accused and hanged by two sheriff’s deputies, 86-year-old Holly Springs resident Lynn Council met with Sheriff Gerald Baker on Thursday, June 13 and received an apology along with a key to the Wake County Sheriff’s Office inscribed with his name.  The key was presented…

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Leveling The Healthcare Pricing Playing Field

By Dr. Joy Martinez Staff Writer If choice drives pricing by giving power to the consumer to compare, contrast, and force competition, then the President just gave more power to the people. Trump signed an Executive Order requiring hospitals and insurers to provide transparent pricing and rates, and well as an estimate of out-of-pocket costs…

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Fayetteville Outreach Center Facing Foreclosure

By Chantè Russell Carolinian Intern The founders of the TJ Robinson Life Center in Hope Mills envisioned the center as a place for youth to participate in sports while finding mentorship and a host facility for regional athletic tournaments. However, the center may now be facing foreclosure before ever even opening.  The massive center, meant…

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82 Arrested In Child Exploitation Operation

Raleigh, NC – A total of 82 people were arrested and 17 children were rescued or identified as victims during a mutually coordinated operation between eight southeastern states.  Seven of those arrested traveled for the purpose of meeting and having sex with a minor.  The joint proactive operation, Operation Southern Impact III, was coordinated by 10…

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HBCU’s Are Not Your Dog Park

By Nicholas A. Curry,Staff Writer It is obvious that some American citizens are not aware of the significance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This is okay, but I feel it is my duty to enlighten the uninformed.  Historically Black Colleges and Universities were founded for African-American people, to give them the opportunity to receive…

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Analysis: No Compensation If Police Kill You

By Dr. Kim Muktarian Cases throughout North Carolina that involve officers and fatalities, rarely get settled with financial compensation for the victims. The dead can’t talk and usually don’t have any evidence to present.  One such case involves two young black men, two police cars and an early morning encounter. On June 5, 2013, at…

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Rapper’s Death Leaves Void

From Carolinian Staff Reports It’s a story we’ve heard before. In broad daylight, on a public street, shots ring out and a young black man lies dead in the street. In spite of photos of the crime and the man who did it, nobody saw, heard or knows anything. But not this time. When rapper,…

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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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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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