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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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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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NCNAACP leader decides to stay until October

“I cannot, and will not, seek another term as state president, but for the stability of the movement in these transitional moments, I will stay, with God’s help, until a new president is elected to lead the NCNAACP in October, the civil rights leader said in a statement Sunday. ...

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EXCLUSIVE: REV. BARBER RESPONDS TO APPEAL FOR HIM TO STAY UNTIL OCTOBER

BY  CASH MICHAELS OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL After seeing the heartfelt appeal that he stay on until October, Rev. Barber said he respects the sixteen activists who signed it, and is giving their request serious thought. Indeed, Barber said he is praying about it. He continued that while he did announce in May that he would be stepping down this month, he has not put anything in writing yet. He said there ar ...

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