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NC Appeals Court denies compensation in Wilmington Ten case

BY CASH MICHAELS OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL   The outrage continues to grow after the NC Court of Appeals this week, in an unanimous opinion by a three-judge panel, ruled that the family members of Connie Tindall, Ann Sheppard, William “Joe” Wright and Jerry Jacobs – four deceased members of the Wilmington Ten, will not be awarded compensation for their false imprisonment and years of suffering. Their f ...

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King delivered “I Have A Dream” first in Rocky Mount in 1962

BY CASH MICHAELS OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL It was 52 years ago in 1963, when civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was delivering a stirring speech during the historic March on Washington about jobs, equality and freedom, when his close friend, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, called out to him from those gathered to say something about his “dream.” King put the rest of his prepared text aside, looke ...

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NC NAACP responds to NC House’s passage of “Historical Artifact and Patriotism Act”

SPECIAL TO THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL RALEIGH, NC - This week, the North Carolina House of Representatives voted to pass the “Historical Artifact and Patriotism Act,” which makes it virtually impossible for local communities to move Confederate monuments. The measure, which came out of the House Homeland Security Committee, was fast-tracked to Gov. McCrory’s desk to be signed. The NC NAACP and Forward Together ...

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After First Day of Historic Voting Rights Trial, Over Six Thousand March Through Winston-Salem for Mass Moral Monday

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Thousands of people from across North Carolina and the country descended on Winston-Salem tonight to march for the full restoration of voting rights in the state that is home to what has been described as the worst voter suppression law in the country. The march began in Corpening Plaza at 5:15, shortly after the close of the first day of trial. The marchers then met NC NAACP President R ...

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STATE LAWMAKERS EXTEND BUDGET EMPASSE 45 DAYS [RALEIGH] With both houses of the NC General Assembly at loggerheads over a compromise budget, the state House and Senate agreed to a 45-day extension just before the July 1st deadline, allowing for conferees to hash out details for a 2015-16 spending plan. Gov. Pat McCrory signed the continuing resolution to extend the period into law, allowing state government ...

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State Briefs, March 19, 2015

    SENS. BURR AND TILLIS  AMONG THE 47 GOP’ERS WHO SIGNED IRAN LETTER [WASHINGTON, D.C] Among the 47 Republican US senators who signed and sent a  open letter to  the Iranian government in hope of crippling Pres. Obama’s negotiations over their nuclear capabilities, were North Carolina senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis. Burr is the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The letter, sp ...

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UNC SYSTEM BOARD ELIMINATES THREE CAMPUS CENTERS [CHARLOTTE] As expected, the UNC Board of Governors Feb. 27th voted to discontinue three campus centers it deemed to be unnecessary, amid criticism that the Republican-led board did so out of political retribution. Acting on a recommendation from its committee, the board eliminated the UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at Chapel Hill, the NC Center ...

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