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Register to vote

The 15th Amendment to the Constitution gave African-American men the right to vote. However, many of them weren’t able to exercise this right for nearly 100 years.  Poll taxes, literacy tests, and other means used by some states made it difficult for … Continue reading

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Can’t see the forest through the trees…

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How far we have fallen

I received an email alert from my AOL news feed around 8:55 am on September 11, 2001, a plane had crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center (WTC). In my conference room I had a small television that I … Continue reading

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You’re no Lester Holt

Maybe you remember this exchange in 1988 during the vice-presidential debate between Senator Lloyd Bentsen and Senator Dan Quayle; “Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.” I thought of that remark … Continue reading

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What will Trump’s legacy be?

I grew up in a neighborhood that a had youth sports league. There was a massive city park three blocks from my house with football and baseball fields we used in the Spring, Summer and Fall and we played basketball … Continue reading

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Time to clean the shit up

This was the last trail in the Davidson River section of the Pisgah National Forest we hadn’t hike, the Cemetery Loop and Long Branch. There weren’t any big payoffs for this hike, no big views or waterfalls, just a hard … Continue reading

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The Trump Effect

“My political representatives didn’t want me to get involved in the Mark Sanford primary thinking that Sanford would easily win – but with a few hours left I felt that Katie was such a good candidate, and Sanford was so … Continue reading

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