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The Voice of the Black Community

What people are talking about – 5/19

Posted by: Editor-Bonitta Best on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

The N.C. Supreme Court sided with Parents for Educational Freedom in N.C. and granted a stay to the preliminary injunction issued by a Wake County Superior Court that had suspended implementation of the Opportunity Scholarship program in February.

• Can I get fries with that? Americans for Prosperity distributed earplugs at the N.C. General Assembly to combat activists who planned a “pot and spoon” banging demonstration. “While the opponents of tax reform, educational freedom and job creation are angrily banging on pots like young children, members of our legislature, their staff and others are trying to keep N.C. moving toward a brighter future,” a press release sated. “We want to encourage them to ignore the noise and stay on track.”

• Final settlement. The city of Durham finally settled its lawsuit with the Duke lacrosse players. Read the statement here.

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