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Some Forsyth lawmakers voted for controversial legal ad bill

    Some Forsyth lawmakers voted  for controversial legal ad bill

When the N.C. General Assembly reconvenes next month, many observers expect to see House Bill 205 resurrected for debate, and possible passage. If that happens, publishers of small community newspapers

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Cooper, chief justice accept N.C. NAACP invite

    Cooper, chief justice accept N.C. NAACP invite

With the stated Dec. 15 deadline to respond looming this week, Republican legislative leaders – Senate Pro tem Phil Berger and House Tim Moore – have yet to acknowledge a

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African-Americans take the reins of leadership in North Carolina

    African-Americans take the reins of leadership in North Carolina

If November 2017 in North Carolina will be remembered for anything in history, it will be for the number of African-Americans who were elected.

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U.S. Senator Ben Sasse visits Wake Forest

    U.S. Senator Ben Sasse visits Wake Forest

Earlier this week Sen. Ben Sasse visited the campus of Wake Forest University for an open discussion with Provost Rogan Kersh.

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Silence from governor, GOP legislative leaders on N.C. NAACP invite to meet

  Silence from governor, GOP legislative leaders on N.C. NAACP invite to meet

It has been a week since Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, president of the N.C. NAACP, sent a Nov. 27 letter to Gov. Roy Cooper, Speaker of the N.C. House Tim Moore, President Pro Tem of the N.C .Senate Phil Berger, and N.C .Chief Justice Mark Martin, requesting a meeting to discuss “seeking new approaches to overhaul the criminal justice system … and explore other issues our members are concerned about.”

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Bishop Barber Calls for a ‘Moral Revival’ for the poor

  Bishop Barber Calls for a ‘Moral Revival’ for the poor

Bishop Dr. William J. Barber II announced there will be “a season of direct action, civil disobedience and voter registration power building.”

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Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson’s disease

  Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson’s disease

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Contributor Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis caught many by surprise, but those who

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Important deadlines loom on Medicare ACA enrollments

  Important deadlines loom on Medicare ACA enrollments

The enrollment deadline for Medicare is Thursday, Dec. 7.

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‘Touched by an Angel’ star Della Reese dies at 86

  ‘Touched by an Angel’ star Della Reese dies at 86

Della Reese, the legendary actress and star of the classic movie “Harlem Nights” and the long-running CBS drama “Touched by an Angel,” died on Sunday, Nov. 19. She was 86.

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Dr. Barber ‘surprised’ by Moral Monday fame in Rome

  Dr. Barber ‘surprised’ by Moral Monday fame in Rome

“I was … surprised by how many leaders from around the world had been inspired by Moral Monday, the moral revival last year, and the Poor People’s Campaign plans,” Bishop Dr. William Barber II, leader of the social justice group “Repairers of the Breach,” said by text from the Vatican last week.

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