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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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FIFTY PERCENT OF THE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED ARE BLACK

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - On October 24, 1974 an unidentified man robbed and raped a pregnant Wayne State University student in a bathroom on campus. The student later picked 19 year-old Edward George Carter, out of a photo lineup that contained multiple pictures of the Black teen. None of the physical evidence - fingerprints, semen and seminal fluid - collected from the scene connected Carter to the crime. Still ...

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