Missteps Put Focus On Newsroom Diversity

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexis Johnson figures she wasn't the loser when the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said she couldn't cover protests triggered by George Floyd's death. Her readers were — denied the perspective of a black woman with family roots in law enforcement working in her hometown. Nobody anticipated it would lead to a staff revolt and become a national story, part of an extraordinary week where the news media's sluggishness

Trump Announces $35 Copay For Medicaid Recipients

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Medicare recipients could pay less for insulin next year under a deal President Donald Trump announced Tuesday in a pivot to pocketbook issues important in November's election. “I hope the seniors are going to remember it,” Trump said at a Rose Garden ceremony, joined by executives from insurance and drug companies, along with seniors and advocates for people with diabetes. The deal comes as Trump tries

Could Beasley Replace Ginsberg?

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley Chanté Russell Staff Writer Since Former Vice President Joe Biden’s pledge that he would name a woman vice president if elected, his potential picks have been a major topic of discussion. However, he also made another important pledge to nominate a black woman to the U.S. supreme court, which no president has ever done, potentially setting the stage for North Carolina’s Chief Justice Cheri Beasley.  

Father, Son Charged With Killing Ahmaud Arbery

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia authorities charged a white father and son with murder and put them in jail in the February shooting death of a black man they had pursued in a truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood. The charges Thursday came more than two months after Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was killed on a residential street just outside the port city of Brunswick. National outrage over the

‘‘ReOpen NC’’ Protestors Storm NC’s Capital City

By Dr. Joy Martinez, Staff Writer Hundreds of protestors gathered outside the General Assembly Tuesday morning. Governor Roy Cooper and his legal team assured the residents of North Carolina that they would be allowed to protest his Executive Order to stay-at-home as long they adhered to social distancing guidelines.  This week’s protest began minutes after North Carolina announced the largest single-day increase of deaths due to COVID-19 to date.  In

Southlight Offices Are Still Open During Outbreak

With uncertainty and fear surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, those facing substance use or mental health challenges need support and stability now more than ever. The local nonprofit SouthLight remains open and is working to keep our community healthy, safe and connected with life-saving services. The 50-year-old nonprofit has been a lifeline for those facing addiction or mental illness. SouthLight is still going strong and continues to serve about 1,000 clients

Stop Making The Pandemic About You

By Nicholas Curry Special To The Carolinian On Thursday, November 22, 2017, I got down on one knee as my girlfriend entered our one-bedroom apartment after a long day at work. Once she opened the door and entered the apartment, she immediately was met by me staring nervously into her eyes as I uttered the words “Will you marry me?” She was at a loss for words and happily accepted

Congressional Rescue Deal Teeters As Death Toll Rises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House teetered Sunday over a now nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package, as the coronavirus crisis deepened, the nation shut down and the first U.S. senator tested positive for the disease.  As President Donald Trump took to the podium in the White House briefing room and promised to help Americans who feel afraid and isolated as the pandemic spreads, the Senate voted

Correcting COVID-19 Myths

By Dr. Joy Martinez Staff Writer With the thousands of articles being written and shared across the internet regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus, it seems almost pointless to write another one. But, while there’s some great information circulating there’s also false, illogical and dangerous nonsense being reshared at a rapid rate.  We must stop these ridiculous posts, they put human lives at risk.  No, coronaviruses don’t live in your throat

Can You Afford A Two Week COVID-19 (coronavirus) Quarantine?

By Rodney Ross Staff Writer The world is racing to find a vaccine for the coronavirus.  The line between fact and speculation is often blurred.  Reporting from ground zero has become difficult because the China government has banned foreign journalist, including three in house WSJ reporters, from China. The WSJ reporters continued to press and find out information about what was really happening with the disease that had its first