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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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Justice Dept report cites Ferguson police racism

  BY CASH MICHAELS OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL   In the aftermath of the fatal August 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. that touched off weeks of national debate and demonstrations, the US Justice Dept. has concluded that even before that fateful incident, the police department there demonstrated clear patterns of racial bias towards its black citizens. According to published re ...

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EXCLUSIVE: NATIONAL NAACP BOARD PASSES RESOLUTION SUPPORTING WILMINGTON TEN PARDONS

by CASH MICHAELS By unanimous vote, the national NAACP Board passed a resolution during its Florida retreat last weekend supporting the petition of pardons of innocence for the Wilmington Ten. Rev. William Barber, president of the NCNAACP and a national NAACP Board member, and veteran civil rights attorney Al McSurely, crafted the resolution language. Barber, who is also chair of the national NAACP's Politi ...

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