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Sunday, July 12, 2020
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A group called the SuitedMovement757 marched in Elizabeth City, Saturday afternoon. The group is based in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and is composed primarily of Black business professionals who for many are required to wear a suit to work.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

I was 16-years-old, living in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. I was in the car with my mother, on a dark road, on our way to pick up my father from his second-shift job. Two police officers pulled us over for a trumped-up traffic violation.

That much news coverage is biased against President Trump goes without saying. But every now and then there comes an episode of bias so egregious that it deserves attention. The coverage of the president’s July 3 speech at Mount Rushmore is one of those episodes.

In the wake of nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd in May, some protesters have taken to toppling statues of figures from history they say practiced or endorsed slavery or white supremacy. The main targets have been monuments to the Confederacy.

Kudos to Elizabeth City City Council members Jeannie Young, Billy Caudle and Chris Ruffieux for expressing supportive, professional and forward-looking viewpoints with regard to situating a dog park in the Enfield area behind the Sonic Drive-In and Bo’jangles restaurants. Boos to the other c…


Sunday, July 12, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020

“Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, ‘O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known t…

I cannot recall a time in my life when there was so much anger, finger-pointing, hatred, and judgment of other people, and I am not assigning blame to any particular person or group as it seems that our entire culture has become filled with it.