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Deadline looms for Gov. Perdue’s Wilmington Ten pardon decision

Now that the 2012 presidential and gubernatorial elections are history, supporters for Gov. Beverly Perdue to grant individual pardons of innocence for the Wilmington Ten are focused to building more overwhelming public support for the cause before she leaves office on Dec. 31st. ...

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The Wilmington Ten: 40 years of loss and struggle

There is no question that the false prosecution forty years of the nine young black men and one white woman who would become widely known as the "Wilmington Ten," dramatically impacted their lives, as well as those of their families and loved ones. ...

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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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Supreme Court considers limiting affirmative action

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin ...

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This magic moment – Basketball legend Johnson enchants with success story

Former NBA superstar Earvin "Magic" Johnson took to the court in UNCW's Trask Coliseum and gave youngsters pointers on how he became a successful businessperson. ...

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Celebrity sightings in Wilmington as 40+ stars gather to fight kidney disease

One of the biggest gatherings of celebrities in southeast North Carolina is set to hit Wilmington for the 10th Annual Willie Stargell Celebrity Golf Tournament to fight kidney disease from Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Country Club of Landfall. ...

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NAACP meets with John McNeil and prison officials; Redoubles effort to free man convicted of defending his home & family

After a meeting on Monday with John McNeil at the Macon State Prison in Georgia, the NAACP reiterated their demand for justice in his case at a press conference at the State Capitol. John McNeil was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for defending his family and himself at his home. ...

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Daniels Lecture Series to begin October 11: Magic Johnson to be Keynote Speaker

The University of North Carolina Wilmington announced last week that local businesswoman Wilma Daniels has made a gift to the university to help fund an initial year of programming for the Wilma Daniels Distinguished Lecture Promoting Diversity & Tolerance. Daniels is a member of the UNCW Board of Trustees. ...

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