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Wilmington Ten team thanks Black Press for pardons

PARDONS TEAM AT NNPA - NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell (right) poses with members of the Wilmington Ten Pardons of Innocence Project (from left to right), co-chair and Wilmington Journal publisher Mary Alice Thatch; project coordinator and Carolinian/Wilmington Journal writer Cash Michaels; co-chair and NCCU Law Professor Irv Joyner; Wilmington Ten leader Dr. Ben Chavis; and Wilmington Ten lead defense attorn ...

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CBC member says Obama disrespects Blacks

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings says President Obama consistently disrespects the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Black Press, and graduates of historically Black colleges, key groups that were critical to his re-election in November. ...

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Over 15,000 join HK on J’s call for economic justice

“It was by far the largest, most diverse, most well-organized People's Assembly the NAACP has ever organized …,” said attorney Al McSurely, NCNAACP Communications chairman, who went on to call it, “…the largest civil and human rights rally on record ever in Raleigh.” ...

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Gov. Perdue Issues Pardon of Innocence for Wilmington 10

Justice demands that this stain finally be removed. The process in which this case was tried was fundamentally flawed. ...

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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   [caption id="attachment_1133" align="alignleft" width="617"] Rev. Eugene Templeton (center) seen here in February, 1971 with Rev. Ben Chavis (to his immediate left) and his wife, Donna, was the white pastor who allowed black students to use his church, Gregory Congregational in Wilmington, to plan nonviolent protests. ...

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UNC legal expert says pardons deserved in Wilmington 10 case

Saying that revelations about Assistant New Hanover County District Attorney James “Jay” Stroud Jr.’s racial jury gerrymandering, and his plot to cause a mistrial to impanel a “KKK” type jury in the Wilmington Ten case were “stunning and beyond outrage,” ...

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NC NAACP blasts “racist” actions of prosecutor and Wilmington 10 prosecutor sought KKK jury

In an effort to define both the moral and legal arguments for Gov. Beverly Perdue to grant pardons of innocence to the Wilmington Ten, the NC NAACP Tuesday focused on the now infamous, and many say “illegal” behavior of prosecutor James “Jay” Stroud during the trials forty years ago. ...

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Hall’s letter confirms Wilmington Ten frame-up

His name was Allen Hall. In 1972, Hall was the chief witness for the prosecution in the conspiracy trials against the Wilmington Ten. ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Wilmington Ten prosecutor called “delusional” for defending “frameup”

Saying that former New Hanover County prosecutor James Jay Stroud is “delusional” for still defending his “frame-up” ” of the Wilmington Ten forty years ago, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, leader of the Ten, and others in the pardons effort, maintain that Stroud’s recent remarks in a StarNews interview this week are further evidence ...

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