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More than 100 federal agencies fail to report hate crimes to the FBI’s national database

BY A.C. THOMPSON AND KEN SCHWENCKE   SPECIAL TO THE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE FROM PROPUBLICA   (TriceEdneyWire.com) - In violation of a longstanding legal mandate, scores of federal law enforcement agencies are failing to submit statistics to the FBI’s national hate crimes database, ProPublica has learned. The lack of participation by federal law enforcement represents a significant and largely unkno ...

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SECOND CANDIDATE ANNOUNCES FOR NC NAACP PRESIDENCY

  BY CASH MICHAELS OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL Now that NC NAACP President, The Reverend Dr. William Barber will stay on until the October conference elections, the picture is beginning to become clearer as to who is vying to succeed him. The Reverend Dr. Portia W. Rochelle, President, Raleigh-Apex NAACP Chapter, announced in a July 7th campaign letter that she is now a candidate for the post, joining Th ...

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AL: MY BROTHER

The name of the documentary I’m in pre-production for is “Al: My Brother,” and it is about veteran civil rights activist and attorney Al McSurely, best known as a close adviser to NCNAACP Pres. Rev. William Barber. ...

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An open letter to the United States Senate from Marian Wright Edelman

The sorrow and outrage and sense of injustice I felt as a child at senseless deaths and injuries shaped my life’s work. I cannot stand seeing any child mistreated, placed at risk or excluded from essential services because of the color of their skin or the poverty of their parents or grandparents they did not choose. God did not make two classes of children ... ...

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SENATE WANTED TO GUT FUNDING FOR NC AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMISSION

“While funding for the monument was a priority for the Legislative Black Caucus, we were not successful in securing funding this cycle. Instead, we were relegated to fighting to continue the staffing for the African American Heritage Commission, which was cut in the Senate Budget and restored in the House Budget and the final conference report.”--Senator Angela Bryant ...

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