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Fiery bishop at royal wedding served in W-S

    Fiery bishop at royal wedding served in W-S

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States, was hand-picked by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to address their 600 wedding guests on May 19.

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N.C. restaurant owner ‘Mama Dip’ dies

    N.C. restaurant owner ‘Mama Dip’ dies

North Carolina restaurant owner known as much for generosity as her fried chicken has died at the age of 89, her family said Monday, May 21.

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HBCU Collective to Congress: Support us

    HBCU Collective to Congress: Support us

They came to Washington, D.C. from 35 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the nation, to demand that their Congress people provide more funding to their schools.

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Leader Blue outlines possible GOP agenda

    Leader Blue outlines possible GOP agenda

When the short session of the N.C. Legislature begins on Wednesday, May 16, it is still not clear exactly what agenda the Republican-led body will adopt. But at a recent

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Civil rights leaders: Go vote

  Civil rights leaders: Go vote

With the May 8 primaries commencing in three weeks, and early voting beginning today through May 5, veterans of the

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HBCU Collective prepares for its second day of action

  HBCU Collective prepares for its second day of action

An estimated 200 students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s) across the nation, coming to lobby members of Congress to increase financial support for students, increase funding for federal research grants, and more funding for campus facility upgrades.

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Leaders warn that black voters must be ready to vote in midterms

  Leaders warn that black voters must be ready to vote in midterms

If black voters want real change, they just can’t vote for it, say North Carolina black leaders.

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Deadline for public comment on removing confederate statues was April 12

  Deadline for public comment on removing confederate statues was April 12

If you, like many in the black community statewide, feel strongly about moving statues paying tribute to the Confederacy from state government grounds, then you have until midnight tonight, April 12, to electronically submit them to the N.C. Historical Commission’s Confederate Monument Study Committee.

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Black reporter was there when MLK was killed

  Black reporter was there when MLK was killed

On April 4, 1968 – 50 years ago this week – a shot rang out aimed at the second-floor balcony

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Fifty years after King’s death, Rev. Barber says ‘pick up the baton’

  Fifty years after King’s death, Rev. Barber says ‘pick up the baton’

By Cash Michaels It is not widely known, but 50 years ago this week, on April 4, 1968, civil rights

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