September 28
04:00 2017

Latest GOP health care repeal would devastate African-Americans

To the Editor:
As one of the more disrespectful riffs in his campaign trail speeches, [President Donald] Trump would infamously ask African-Americans, ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’ As it turns out, affordable health care for millions of previously uninsured black Americans would be at the top of that very long list.
Senate Republicans are trying their hardest to force through a last-minute vote on the most dangerous version of the health care repeal bill we’ve seen so far [the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson repeal bill]. This legislation would cause major damage to the well-being of African-American families across the nation, yet Trump and his Republicans are committed to voting on this bill regardless of how many Americans would be hurt.
The President and his puppets in Congress continue to show us that they care more about vindictively tearing down an Obama-era law than about making health care more affordable and accessible.
Brian Gabriel
Deputy Press Secretary
Democratic National Committee
Washington, D.C.
Note: The U.S. Senate’s effort to pass Obamacare repeal failed Tuesday.

Delta Arts Center calls for proposals for People’s Gallery

To the Editor:
For many years, the Delta Arts Center has been committed to showcasing the works of local and regional artists. In addition to our biannual juried invitational exhibitions we have promoted the work of other North Carolina artists in solo and small group shows. We are always looking out for new and innovative artists to show in our galleries.
To that end, in 2016 we opened a small gallery space in our newly renovated lobby. We are searching for artists who wish to create an installation in this space, or exhibit some new pieces. All exhibits during the 2017-18 year will focus on the theme of “The Legacy of the Creative Spirits.”
We are seeking exhibits or installations that honor our heroes and mentors, those who guide and inspire us. This theme will unite all exhibits (in both galleries) throughout the year, including the exhibition “Conscience of the Human Spirit: Quilts to Honor Nelson Mandela” which will be on view in the Simona Atkins Allen Gallery Nov. 1, 2017 – Feb. 24, 2018.
Artists are invited to submit proposals by Oct.10, 2017. Up to five digital images and a written description of the project (300 words maximum) should be sent via email to (with attached jpeg or tiff files). All proposals must clearly explain how they focus on the theme of “The Legacy of the Creative Spirits.”
Please identify each work by name of artist, title of work, date, exact size, and medium in the body of the message. An artist statement (of 200 words maximum) must also be included.
All works must have been completed in the last three years and be for sale.
All types of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media are acceptable, as long as they fit into the space provided (approximately 150 square feet).
All artwork must be installed by the artist.
Artists will be selected for four short (approximately two month) installations between November 2017 and June 2018.
The proposal, if selected, must include work that is for sale; a 30 percent commission on each sale will benefit the Delta Arts Center. Accepted artists will be notified by Oct. 20, 2017.
Please contact us via email at with any questions, or to submit a proposal which incudes a description of the project (max. 300 words), artist statement (max. 200 words), and digital images of artwork (up to five pieces). Again, the deadline is Oct. 10, 2017.
All images submitted may be used for publicity.
Delta Arts Center

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