Today opens Black History Month. The roots of the month’s designation go back almost 100 years.
Marissa Alexander got out of jail last week, but she is not free. At best, she enjoys only a species of freedom, a defective freedom that imperfectly resembles the real thing.
Paul Ross of the Henderson Family YMCA wrote a column that appeared in Wednesday’s paper. It was the first of many to come because Paul has agreed to do a regular column about what the Y is doing in the community.
On Monday night, people gathered at Vance-Granville Community College for the Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet.
Hollywood is rumored to be a liberal bastion. Why exactly? Because a couple of actors raised some money for Obama? Hollywood as a business is far from liberal. Its core value isn’t progress; its core value is profit. If “Fifty Shades of Grey” can make money, it’s produced. If “The Passion of the Christ” can make money, it’s produced. Hollywood’s only bottom line is the bottom line.
Wilbert Allen “Bill” Edwards’ decision to bequeath $1.6 million to Vance-Granville Community College is one that will have a long-term, positive effect.
The timing couldn’t be more perfect for this year’s “ School Choice Week,” the nationally orchestrated right-wing funded annual public relations extravaganza touting alternatives to traditional public schools, including charters, virtual charters, home schools and of course voucher-supported private and religious academies.
Ever since conservatives won majorities in the North Carolina General Assembly and began reducing taxes, spending and state regulation, liberals have predicted doom.
Republicans start the 2015 General Assembly session in the same position they held two years ago: They can enact any legislation they want.