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Second candidate announces for N.C. NAACP Presidency

Now that N.C. NAACP Pres. Rev. William Barber will stay on until the October conference elections, the picture is beginning to become clearer as to who is vying to succeed him. Rev. Dr. Portia W. Rochelle, president of the Raleigh-Apex NAACP Chapter, announced in a July 7 campaign letter that she is now a candidate […]
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GAC to host USA Diving Championships

For the third time in five years, USA Diving will bring a national championship event to Greensboro. The 2017 USA Diving Winter National Championships will be held December 13-19 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC). The event will bring nearly 150 of the nation’s best divers to Greensboro as they compete for 10 national titles. […]
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Sisters Network Hosts a Breast Cancer Conference

The Sisters Network National African American Breast Cancer 10-City National Conference Tour made its stop in Greensboro on June 24 to spread awareness about the disease. The Sisters Network Greensboro affiliate chapter hosted the event at the Sheraton Convention Center. The National Sisters Network Inc., began in 1994 and has more than 40 chapters in […]
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Loneliness can make you sick

Have we got it all wrong? We all know that relationships are important. Some recent studies have shown that those who are lonely have more viruses and thus have more illness and in the long run are less healthy. Is there evidence that we can see in our brains that helps us know this? Dr. […]
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The real reason GOP defends racial gerrymandering

There is a reason why Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly vigorously defend “stacking-and-packing” Black voters into a handful of so-called “majority-minority” voting districts when drawing congressional and legislative maps for North Carolina, even though the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled the practice as unconstitutional racial gerrymandering. A reason that Law Professor and Constitutional […]
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New Balance Nationals Outdoor Track and Field

The New Balance Nationals Outdoor Track and Field meet held June 16 through the 18, was one for the record-books and the memory banks. The meet attracted more than 5,700 athletes during a weekend of near-perfect June weather at Aggie Stadium in Greensboro. The NSAF outdoor nationals had some humble beginnings in California back in […]
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An urgent appeal to Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

This is a personal and public appeal to Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II to continue as president of the North Carolina NAACP Conference of Branches until a new NAACP State President is elected during its regularly scheduled October 2017 Convention. As social justice movement elders and as longtime, dedicated members and leaders of the […]
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Local veterans honored

The National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. honored veterans for their commitment and dedication with a banquet and ceremony at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons on Saturday, June 10. Former Guilford County Commissioner Bruce Davis served as the Master of Ceremony. Secretary for the North Carolina Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, Larry D. […]
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