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Drake, Please sing for Jasmin

Please make Jasmin's dream come true.  Please sing at her homegoing service.  Jasmin Grady was a 20 year old sophmore at NC A&T University.  She was a native of Wilmington, NC and on Sunday, July 13, 2014 she was killed  in an automobile accident.  Her brother Kenny Grady, Jr. tweeted "I wanna make Jasmin's wish come true, have Drake sing at her funeral."  Drake please sing for Jasmin! ...

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Butterfield Seeks Answers from NC Environmental and Natural Resources Department on the Dan River Coal Ash Spill and Other Potential Threats

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released a letter to North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary John Skvarla expressing grave concern over the Dan River coal ash spill in Rockingham County, North Carolina and seeking clarification on the potential threat of other coal ash ponds located near communities throughout the state. In his letter Butterfield ...

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APRIL 5TH SET FOR “PARDONS OF INNOCENCE” FILM PREMIERE, GALA

The postponed world premiere of the National Newspaper Publishers Association – CashWorks HD Productions documentary, “Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten,” has now been officially set for Saturday, April 5th at UNC – Wilmington's Kenan Auditorium , in Wilmington, followed by gala/banquet honoring former Gov. Beverly Perdue and NC NAACP Pres. Rev. William Barber. ...

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Why the Wilmington Ten were called “political prisoners” and The Witness Who Never Testified

EXCLUSIVE WHY THE WILMINGTON TEN WERE CALLED ‘POLITICAL PRISONERS” By Cash Michaels     Editor’s Note – This is Part 1 of two exclusive interviews featuring the man who sparked the worldwide campaign to free the Wilmington Ten from prison; and another whose life was threatened by white supremacists forty years ago if he told the truth in court about the Wilmington Ten.             Following is Par ...

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Wilmington 10 prosecutor sought ‘KKK’ jury

In an extraordinary discovery, the 40-year-old case files of the prosecuting attorney in the two 1972 Wilmington Ten criminal trials not only document how he sought to impanel, according to his own written jury selection notes, mostly White “KKK” juries to guarantee convictions, but also to keep Black men from serving on both juries. ...

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