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STATE BRIEFS, THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

UNC SYSTEM BOARD ELIMINATES THREE CAMPUS CENTERS [CHARLOTTE] As expected, the UNC Board of Governors Feb. 27th voted to discontinue three campus centers it deemed to be unnecessary, amid criticism that the Republican-led board did so out of political retribution. Acting on a recommendation from its committee, the board eliminated the UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at Chapel Hill, the NC Center ...

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Justice Dept report cites Ferguson police racism

  BY CASH MICHAELS OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL   In the aftermath of the fatal August 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. that touched off weeks of national debate and demonstrations, the US Justice Dept. has concluded that even before that fateful incident, the police department there demonstrated clear patterns of racial bias towards its black citizens. According to published re ...

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Ask Alma

BY ALMA GILL NNPA COLUMNIST Mother moved in but won’t move out Dear Alma, My mother and I have a decent relationship. She was on drugs when I was growing up, but she’s stopped and is doing fine. She is healthy and able. She lives with me and my kids. She doesn’t pay rent or help with the kids. I’m 36 and she’s 55. When she moved in, I thought it was temporary and wanted to help her get on her feet. Now she ...

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Lennon Lacy Case Moves Forward

The FBI has now been investigating the open questions surrounding the mysterious hanging death of black teenager in the small eastern North Carolina town of Bladenboro for at least a month. There is no question in the minds of those who believe that Lennon Lacy, 17, did not kill himself, as the Bladenboro police and county coroner have ruled, that someone knows what happened to the West Bladenboro High Scho ...

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Coleman announces bid For Lt. Governor

  SPECIAL TO THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL Linda Coleman announced Wednesday that she will once again make a bid for NC Lieutenant Governor during the 2016 elections. “I'm running for Lieutenant Governor because we need a new approach in Raleigh. North Carolinians know that I am battle tested and ready to go to bat for the middle class and to create jobs for our future,” Coleman said. “I cannot sit by silentl ...

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ASK ALMA

  BY ALMA GILL NNPA COLUMNIST   Wife’s spending out of control Dear Alma, I love my wife and we have a great marriage. She’s beautiful, funny, spontaneous and easy to get along with. I can handle her good and her bad except for one thing. She spends like crazy! Her clothes fill up two closets in our home and extends to the basement, depending on the season. She has shoes she’s never worn and cloth ...

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Apple’s unreasonable patent claim

  BY HARRY ALFORD In December, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit heard arguments in the long- running patent war between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. over claims that the South Korean tech firm infringed upon Apple’s design patents. While that case has been broadly discussed, there is another case with the same parties that has garnered less attention but could have sever ...

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STATE BRIEFS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015

PROSECUTOR NOT RULING OUT HATE CRIME IN TRIPLE CHAPEL HILL SHOOTING [CHAPEL HILL].Durham's top prosecutor said Wednesday that he is not ruling out the possibility of a hate crime in the Tuesday evening shooting deaths of three Muslim students at a condo near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. District Attorney Roger Echols echoed comments earlier Wednesday by Chapel Hill's police chief, who sa ...

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Did NBC’S Brian Williams also lie about Hurricane Katrina?

BY GEORGE CURRY “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams has finally admitted that he had incorrectly asserted that a helicopter he traveled aboard in 2002 while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003 was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, forcing an emergency landing. “This was a bungled attempt by me to thank one special veteran and by extension our brave military men and women veterans everywhere…” he said on ...

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OUR VOICE, GUEST EDITORIAL, Majority of Black Americans are living through worst economic conditions in modern history!

BY PHILLIP JACKSON OF THE BLACK STAR PROJECT IN CHICAGO  Welcome to America, where Black Americans are more likely to be under-educated, unemployed and imprisoned than their White peers; where Black Americans, in general, have significantly less wealth, dramatically lower-quality housing, much poorer nutrition and sub-standard medical care.  This is an America where Black people remain relatively silent whi ...

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