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Poverty rate improves a bit across N.C.

    Poverty rate improves a bit across N.C.

According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau released on Sept. 14, more than 1.5 million of 10,146,788 North Carolinians still languish in poverty with lack of access to

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Plaintiffs and N.C. NAACP challenge GOP redistricting maps

    Plaintiffs and N.C. NAACP challenge GOP redistricting maps

As the three-judge federal panel reviews the newly redrawn N.C. redistricting maps it ordered from the N.C. legislature, opponents aren’t waiting to weigh-in on what the court’s next move should

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Rev. T. Anthony: Why I should be the next N.C. NAACP president

    Rev. T. Anthony: Why I should be the next N.C. NAACP president

Rev. T. Anthony Spearman believes he has what it takes to lead the N.C. NAACP.

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Rev. Portia Rochelle: Why I should be the next N.C. NAACP president

    Rev. Portia Rochelle: Why I should  be the next N.C. NAACP president

An interview with N.C. NAACP presidential candidate Rev. Portia Rochelle.

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Democrats concerned as GOP begins judicial redistricting process

    Democrats concerned  as GOP begins judicial redistricting process

When the Republican-led N.C. General Assembly reconvenes for its second Special Session of the year on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at noon, expect judicial redistricting to be front in center.

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Adams, Butterfield part of group to discuss impeaching Trump

    Adams, Butterfield part of group to discuss impeaching Trump

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are discussing the possibility of impeaching President Donald Trump.

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Ignoring race in redrawing districts is big GOP blunder

    Ignoring race in redrawing districts is big GOP blunder

To many legal experts, it’s hard to believe that Republican legislative leaders deliberately redrew new voting maps for the state House and Senate – as ordered by a three-judge federal court – without incorporating race as one of the nine criteria guiding the process. After all, it was the abusive, and according to the US Supreme Court, illegal use of race by Republican mapmakers in drawing the 2011 redistricting plan that earned the ire of the federal court – namely the stacking and packing of black voters into 28 of 170 districts across the state in order to severely weaken their influence in legislative races, thus giving the GOP super-majorities in both houses.

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More court action over maps foreseen

    More court action over maps foreseen

Courts continue to weigh if the newly drawn redistricting maps for North Carolina are fair.

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Past, present black N.C. black justices honored

    Past, present black N.C. black justices honored

For the first time ever, all past and present African-American justices of the North Carolina Supreme Court are being honored for their contributions.

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Caucus: Event stalls black monument effort

    Caucus: Event stalls black monument effort

Members of the N.C. Legislative Black Caucus say after Charlottesville, it might not be the right time to push for a North Carolina Freedom Monument.

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