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In the midst of one of the most active news cycles in many of our lifetimes, there is a danger we will forget one of the most important holidays on the calendar. In all the talk about pandemics, … more
RALEIGH — During the month of April alone, North Carolina lost 572,000 jobs, or 12.5% of the state’s total employment. That’s a higher rate of job loss than any of our neighbors experienced. … more
At various times in our state’s history we’ve been compared to Rip Van Winkle, the lethargic sleepy-head, or the “Dixie Dynamo,” a fast-moving, progressive economic engine. Right now we are … more
With the House passage of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion Heroes Act, COVID-19 policy has now officially transformed into presidential politics 2020. Let’s recall that prior to the crisis, … more
This past weekend the need to taste the sweet smell of freedom finally got the best of the Parker family as we traveled out of state to enjoy a sit down meal inside a restaurant, some in-person … more
Black politicians, civil rights leaders and their white liberal advocates have little or no interest in doing anything effective to deal with what’s no less than an education crisis among black … more
As many of you know, my columns are generally lighthearted and intended only to offer some insight, perspective or an outlet for laughter. Well that’s all well and good, but I think maybe the … more
It’s hard to believe, but Memorial Day weekend is quickly encroaching. How does this commemorative holiday during the 2020 pandemic compare to years past? Depending on government mandates, will … more
It is that time of year again, where I turn another page on the calendar of life. Once again it is an appropriate time to comment on some things I’ve noticed on my ride through a world that is … more
A friend of mine works in the fashion industry. She sighed as she spoke to our friends over Zoom last week. While most of us are dealing with being furloughed or being laid off or not having work … more
As life begins to return to some semblance of normal for all of us inessential workers, I can’t help but wonder what the politicians really mean when I hear the term, the new normal. Since we … more
Former Barack Obama adviser Rahm Emanuel, during a recent interview, reminded us of his 2008 financial crisis quotation, “Never allow a crisis to go to waste.” The COVID-19 pandemic has presented … more
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