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Moral Monday leader inspires protests, arrests and action
Thursday, July 30, 2015
OLDSBORO – The Rev. William Barber walks gingerly with a cane, in a hunched-over posture, yet here he is on a recent Monday, leading 3,500 protesters on a downtown street. He says God must have a sense of humor to call on a man who has such difficulty walking to lead the Moral Monday protests that began in North Carolina two years ago. Barber's
 
LEGISLATIVE BRIEFS
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Senate approves expediting changes to death penalty drugs The state Senate has given approval to legislation expediting North Carolina's ability to obtain new drugs for lethal injections, overriding objections of death-penalty opponents who want more public input on the execution process. Senators voted along party lines Monday in favor of the bill after
 
Schools with higher minority populations tougher on discipline
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Public schools with a high percentage of black and minority students are less likely to seek medical or psychological help for troubled youth. Students are more often punished instead, according to a Penn State study. "There's been a real push toward school safety, and there's been a real push for schools to show they are being accountable," said David
 
Medicare and Medicaid still vital after 50 years
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
WASHINGTON – As Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 this week, the nation takes a look at the impact of two of the most significant government programs ever launched. Medicare serves roughly 52 million Americans as of 2013, about 10 percent of whom are black. The program is part of the Social Security Act and was created to provide health insurance for
 
Cops coach football, build bridges in Watts
Friday, July 24, 2015
Where the Watts riots once erupted, LAPD officers use football to build bridges and battle crime. And that is a major accomplishment. In this predominantly black Los Angeles neighborhood, young residents typically spurn law enforcement. “Parents tell us: ‘My kids are taught not to trust the police,’” LAPD officer Zaron Thompson
 
Trial begins in shooting of FAMU football player
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
CHARLOTTE – After nearly two years, a trial began Monday for a white Charlotte police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man who was looking for help. Twenty-nine-year-old Randall Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the September 2013 death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell, a former Florida A&M football player. If
 
Nation of Islam plans Million Man March anniversary
Thursday, July 16, 2015
The Nation of Islam is readying plans for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. The event is set for Oct. 10 at the National Mall. While the first event on Oct. 16, 1995, was specifically centered on the atonement of black men, the initiative this time focuses on a myriad of racial and social injustices. Abdul Khadir Muhammad,
 
NAACP growing youth numbers
Thursday, July 16, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Dr. Amos C. Brown’s entry into the NAACP came shortly after the brutal death of Emmett Till. Outraged by Till’s murder in 1955 by a group of white men, a 14-year-old Brown turned to Medgar Evers, who eventually helped him to establish the organization’s first Youth Council. “I went to Medgar Evers because he
 

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Future filmmakers take a bow

Our School of Doc students premiered their final films recently to a packed house of family,

NC kids with Medicaid become healthy adults

RALEIGH – More than 1 million North Carolina children benefit from Medicaid coverage, and

Puppet masters returns to Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL – Award-winning and beloved puppet troupe, Paperhand Puppet Intervention,