Tag "North Carolina"

Bishop Barber answers God’s continuing call

    Bishop Barber answers God’s continuing call

Editor’s note: First of two parts. The upcoming N.C. NAACP 74th Annual Convention in Raleigh Oct. 5-7, will be the last for Bishop Dr. William J. Barber II as the

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N.C. NAACP convention to feature Jesse Jackson, Roland Martin

    N.C. NAACP convention to feature Jesse Jackson, Roland Martin

When the 74th Annual NC NAACP Convention opens at the Raleigh Convention Center, Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, Oct. 7, it’s theme will be a familiar, yet defiant one: “Forward

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Guest Editorial: N.C. misses chance for innovative schools assessment

    Guest Editorial: N.C. misses chance for innovative schools assessment

North Carolina will remain tied to testing as its main evaluation tool.

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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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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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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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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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Editorial: Speak out now as lawmakers reconfigure districts

    Editorial: Speak out now as lawmakers reconfigure districts

Speak up now about redistricting in North Carolina!

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Will U.S. court accept new redistricting maps?

    Will U.S. court accept new redistricting maps?

The North Carolina General Assembly lawmakers is closer to approving new redistricting maps.

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