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My make-believe family

Living in poverty with my dysfunctional family

By Glenn Burkins

I got arrested last week for selling drugs. I knew selling drugs was wrong, and I also knew I’d probably get caught, but poverty has a way of changing one’s outlook on life.

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Dorothy Yancy

Former JCSU President Dorothy Yancy says she left the school financially sound

Former Johnson C. Smith University President Dorothy Yancy has taken exception to comments made in the Charlotte Observer by former JCSU trustee Jim Woodward, who talked about the school’s troubled finances.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates: African Americans face presumption of criminality

Speaking at Davidson College, the best-selling author explained how the fatal police shooting of a college friend inspired him to explore state-sanctioned violence against black Americans.


Cam Newton

Cam Newton Foundation fed nearly 900 kids

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton fed nearly 900 Charlotte children through his foundation on Monday night at the Fillmore.


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