News In Brief: Week of 2/13/15

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor
February 13, 2015

Lille, France The ex-head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has denied charges that he was involved in pimping, according to the BBC. He is being charged with obtaining prostitutes for several sex parties in multiple countries. Strauss-Kahn claims that he did not know the women... Read more »

Racism towards Canada’s First Nations Increases

Beatriz Caltas, Staff Writer
February 13, 2015

On Jan. 22, the Canadian magazine Maclean’s published an article about the murder of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine. What most people do not know, however, is that this case is just the tip of an iceberg. Fontaine was not the first girl to go missing or to suffer sexual abuse in Winnipeg, Manitoba. And... Read more »

New Co-Op Created To Fight Food Insecurity


Sommer Fanney, Staff Writer
February 13, 2015

This year, a Greensboro community is expected to have access to a grocery store after 15 years of existing as a food desert. Since Winn-Dixie shipped out of the shopping center on Phillips Avenue in Northeast Greensboro in 1990, this predominantly black, low income community attempted to attract a store... Read more »

City approves Greensboro massacre memorial


Thor Tobiassen, Staff Writer
February 6, 2015

No one disputes that on Nov. 3, 1979, neo-Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan shot and killed five people, wounding 10, in Greensboro during a demonstration by the Communist Workers’ Party. But beyond that, it is hard to find agreement on anything about the incident. Nevertheless, the City Council... Read more »

Allison making NC history as first trans* party chair candidate


Brianna Parker, Staff Writer
February 6, 2015

Janice Covington Allison is making history as the first transgender candidate for the North Carolina Democratic Party chair, but the journey is not without roadblocks. Allison made waves in 2012 when she became the first transgender delegate to attend the Democratic National Convention. By announcing... Read more »

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