Browsing Archive: November, 2016

Preserving Black Culture and History, One Cemetery at a Time: Oberlin Cemetery, Raleigh NC

Posted by on Thursday, November 10, 2016, In : Black Lives Matter 

Photo: Irma McClaurin

How people bury their dead tells you something about who and what they valued in life. African American cemeteries are few and far between because often, after Reconstruction and during the era of Jim Crow and segregation, black property was confiscated or destroyed, and sometimes Black cemeteries were covered over to make room for highways and urban development. This makes the presence and preservation of Oberlin Cemetery in Raleigh, NC very special and very necessary.


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SCIENCESpeak: Hurricane Matthew Proves Climate Change Is Real And Here To Stay

Posted by on Thursday, November 10, 2016, In : Policy Analysis 

Hurricane Matthew

How ironic.

Almost a month ago I participated in the 2016 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference hosted by Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments. None of us could have predicted Hurricane Matthew would strike the Carolinas. And yet, we shouldn’t be surprised. The effects of global warming and the consequences of radical climate change is a fact. All weather these days is affected by climate disruption. And right after the last presidential debate, David Leonhardt, i...

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Presidential Debate: Hillary’s Triumph Or Trump’s?

Posted by on Thursday, November 10, 2016, In : Policy Analysis

What really happened during the Sept. 26 debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?

Lester Holt allowed himself be intimidated by all the pre-media critiques and let Trump have his way. Why not just tell the man, “no” when he kept inserting his comments or take it out of his time for the next response? Instead, Trump was allowed to continue his political strategy of verbal bullying, non sequitur logic and making inappropriate sounds when his opponent spoke.

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