Black Cotton Co. Is More Than A Crop

It is said that if you do what you love, then you will never work a day in your life. If you are a farmer that statement needs to be amended because farming is work. But if you love it, you will never want to do any other thing in your life. There is no doubt that Julius Tillery loves farming. He has to. How else can someone be a

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

‘‘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

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

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

Judge Halts Latest North Carolina Voter ID Mandate

Spearman, Joyner and other NC NAACP supports at announcement of injunction on Friday RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican attempts to require photo identification to vote in North Carolina are being thwarted again by judges hearing arguments that the mandate is tainted by bias that would deter black and Latino residents. A federal court announced that next week U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs will formally block a photo ID requirement scheduled