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NC campaign flier has background lynching photo
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
FAYETTEVILLE – Neither Republicans nor Democrats say they know anything about fliers on the windshields of cars at a Fayetteville church that included a background photo of a lynching. Multiple media outlets reported the fliers showed up Sunday at Kingdom Impact Global Ministries. The flier read "Kay Hagan doesn't win! Obama's impeachment will
Confederate pomp amid burial of slave's daughter
Sunday, October 19, 2014
RALEIGH – When the ashes of Mattie Clyburn Rice, the daughter of a slave, were buried Saturday in her father's grave in the North Carolina piedmont, a color guard of Confederate re-enactors was in attendance. So were members of the United Daughters of Confederacy. That the daughter of a man enslaved in the 1800s should live to see the 21st century
Miss UVI brings home national HOF crown
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Miss University of Virgin Islands Elisa Thomas made history when she won Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame, becoming the first Miss UVI to win that crown. Thomas competed against 20 other college queens from Historically Black Colleges and Universities from across the nation last month in Atlanta. In addition to winning the crown, Thomas won
Record number of black candidates seeking office
Friday, October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month, a post-Reconstruction record that some observers say is a byproduct of President Barack Obama's historic presidency. At least 83 black Republicans and Democrats are running for the U.S. House, an all-time high for the modern era,
Discrimination increases blacks’ risk of depression
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – A study by UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social work reveals that racial discrimination can be a substantial stress generator. The study published in the August issue of Addictive Behaviors found that African-Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience frequent and/or multiple forms of discrimination are at a greater risk for developing
McCrory, Wos outline NC preparations for Ebola
Monday, October 13, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina has taken a number of steps to be prepared in the event a case of Ebola is diagnosed in the state, Gov. Pat McCrory and Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos said Monday. McCrory told a news conference that Wos and other health officials have been working with medical providers, county health departments and the
HBCUs need to start prepping potential college students
Thursday, October 9, 2014
WASHINGTON — Rather than react to perpetual questions about their relevance, HBCUs and predominantly black Institutions should be proactive about drilling down deeper into America’s K-12 systems in order to better prepare students for the demands of a postsecondary education. That was one of the key points made last week at the Congressional
Ruling: No same-day registration in NC election
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
RALEIGH – Same-day registration won't be allowed during early voting in North Carolina, and Election Day ballots cast in the wrong precinct won't be counted this fall after the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a ruling that had set aside parts of a 2013 election law. A majority on the nation's highest court agreed to halt the ruling of the 4th
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NC campaign flier has background lynching photo

FAYETTEVILLE – Neither Republicans nor Democrats say they know anything about fliers on

Chapel Hill celebrates historical black mayoral election

CHAPEL HILL – A few black radicals would approach Howard Lee, barely into his mayoral