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Deja vu: March pushes voting rights

    Deja vu: March pushes voting rights

U.S. citizens marching to gain their voting rights: This scene from the 1960s is repeating itself in 2015. In the 1960s, the face on the push for those rights was

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Editorial: Will Black Lives Still Matter in ’15?

    Editorial: Will Black Lives Still Matter in ’15?

“Hands Up,” “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can’t Breathe” have become ubiquitous, a rallying cry for legions disheartened and dismayed by excessive police violence and society’s willingness to turn a

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Spaulding already stumping for ’16

    Spaulding already stumping for ’16

(pictured above:  Ken Spaulding speaks in Winston-Salem last week.) North Carolinians won’t decide if they want to keep the governor they have or go with someone else until fall 2016.

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Ralliers call for change at NAACP ‘March’

    Ralliers call for change at NAACP ‘March’

Chants of “Forward together, not one step back” rang through downtown Winston-Salem Monday evening as the N.C. NAACP brought its Moral March to the Polls initiative to town. Hundreds assembled

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Editorial: Moral Victory in Sight

    Editorial: Moral Victory in Sight

(pictured above:  Dr. Rev. William Barber) Hats off to the N.C. NAACP! The Tar Heel branch of the venerable civil

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Sunshine, Music and Freedom

    Sunshine, Music and Freedom

Locals mark Juneteenth (pictured above:  Residents enjoy Saturday’s Juneteenth street festival.) The city’s annual Juneteenth festival celebrated a landmark anniversary

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IDs aren’t required, but voters will see changes

    IDs aren’t required, but voters will see changes

With the May 6 primary election quickly approaching, voting rights advocates and candidates alike are scrambling to make sure that

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Editorial: Bond Referendums & Skewed Voting

    Editorial: Bond Referendums & Skewed Voting

Bond Referendum We are pleased and surprised that talk of a bond referendum has not relegated the city’s more urban

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Ministers give residents a lot to ponder

    Ministers give residents a lot to ponder

(pictured above: Marchers make their way down the Anderson Center.) The Ministers Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity vowed to continue to

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Gary and Hawkins lift the spirits of breakfast-goers

    Gary and Hawkins lift the spirits of breakfast-goers

(pictured above: Willie Gary addresses the crowd.) The more than 1,400 attendees at Monday morning’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer

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