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Candidates begin filing after injunction halts redistricting

Candidate filing opened for the 2015 City of Greensboro Municipal Elections this week after a judge granted a permanent injunction on Greensboro’s controversial redistricting bill.

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West girls rally past East, 2-1

Tuesday night at Greensboro’s Macpherson Stadium the West edged the East 2-1 in the 24th annual East-West All-Star women’s soccer match up.

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Guest Commentary: Letter to Gov. McCrory Calling for Strong Moral Leadership

Editor’s Note: This week, the N.C. NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement, led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber sent a letter to Gov. McCrory calling for strong moral leadership. The text of the lette

The long history of the Confederate battle flag shows that it has been used for considerably more than a century as a symbol of White supremacy and racist terror.

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Privacy and the elderly

It’s a matter of your health

A recent study examined elderly patients’ desires to keep their medical records private.

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Labor org. asks Gov. McCrory to expand Medicaid

Local community groups came together last week to to ask Govenor Pat McCrory about his plan for ensuring all North Carolinaians have access to affordable health care.

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How to keep our Black boys alive: Channeling the rage

Just about every Black youth and man seems to have a story about being stopped by the police.

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High School All-Stars showcase talent

Jacque Brown of East Carteret scored 25 points on his way to earning MVP honors in the 67th annual NCCA East-West All-Star men’s basketball game

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Dealing with summer bug bites

It’s a matter of your health

One of the casualties of that outside exposure I am seeing in my office is an increase in the number of insect bites.

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Barber to GSO NAACP: ‘No time for foolishness’

The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Greensboro Branch of the NAACP was abruptly cancelled last week by the chapter’s president, Gladys Shipman.

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Greensboro to challenge new redistricting law

After a special meeting last week and at the request of Greensboro residents, the Greensboro City Council voted 8-1 to pursue litigation on House Bill 263, a bill designed to redistrict the city of Greensboro.

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Vote for Tubman on the new $10 bill

The ten dollar bill is going to be redesigned and Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, who will make the final decision, has announced that a women will be on the new bill.

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Golden Swimmer Pinnix breaks records at meet

12-year-old Greensboro swimmer Omega Pinnix of the YMCA Bears Summer Swim Team, won a Golden Swimmer Award by coming in first place in all three of her events:

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Federal trial on N.C. voting law begins

Monday, July 13 marked the beginning of a federal trial challenging North Carolina’s voter ID law, formerly known as House Bill 589.

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New districts pass without public input

The Greensboro City Council is asking for the citizens to give feedback on whether or not they agree with a new district plan in a community forum on Wednesday.

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Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century

It’s a matter of your health

A recent report looking at climate change called it the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.

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Passage of HB 263/SB 36 exposes broken legislative process

The infamous Senate Bill 36 turned House Bill 263 passed without a public hearing and no public notification issued by the General Assembly

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U.S. Education Sec. wants to improve resources to HBCUs

Congresswoman Alma Adams (N.C.-12) and the U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Bennett College last Thursday to convene a roundtable of college and university presidents, chancellors and representatives from North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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Former council member returns for election season

Former Councilwoman T. Dianne Bellamy-Small announced, with a press conference at Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant on Tuesday, she was throwing her hat back into the political ring.

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Old School brings sold-out crowds to Hampton Jazz Festival

According to Hampton Jazz Festival organizers, more than 28,000 people were in attendance over the three-day event with sold out performances on Saturday and Sunday.

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Tragedy Strikes Charleston

The world is still reeling from the violence that took place on June 17 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

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