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Fraternity implements strategies to help black males succeed
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, also known as the Boulé, is stepping up its efforts to help young black males succeed. The small, but highly selective national fraternity, which was founded in Philadelphia in 1904, is using its resources and its name recognition to partner with other organizations to develop and implement a long-term research strategy
 
Cooper would veto religious exemption bills if NC governor
Friday, April 10, 2015
RALEIGH – Attorney General Roy Cooper said Wednesday he supports requiring North Carolina police to wear body cameras and rejects proposals allowing public officials and potentially businesses to cite religion for declining to serve gay couples. Cooper, a Democrat preparing a run for governor in 2016, told The Associated Press in an interview that
 
Broader hiring practices for ex-offenders receive bipartisan support
Thursday, April 9, 2015
WASHINGTON – As the economy recovers and violent crime hits 30-year lows, lawmakers continue to trade in their tough on crime rhetoric for smarter measures, joining ex-offenders and workers rights advocates to advance fair hiring practices. A diverse coalition of 181 groups recently wrote a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to take
 
Black press has hopeful future
Thursday, April 9, 2015
WASHINGTON – Howard University sophomore Jordan Shanks admitted that before Black Press Week, he didn’t know much about the black press or the Richmond Free Press, the black newspaper published in the Virginia city where he grew up. “The state of the black press is impacted by the generation gap between the older folks and the younger
 
Children will have it harder than their parents
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
WASHINGTON – A majority of American parents believe their children will face a harsher coming-of-age than they did, according to a new survey, and no one feels this more acutely than black parents. In a recent NBC News State of Parenting Poll, 63 percent of parents felt their children would face more problems growing up than they did. For black
 
Supreme Court rejects North Carolina appeal on election law
Monday, April 6, 2015
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has passed up an early chance to review a contested North Carolina election law that opponents say limits the ability of African-Americans to cast ballots. The high court intervened in October to order that the law remain in effect for the fall elections after a lower court ruling blocking part of the law. But the
 
Lawmakers renew push to school voucher program
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Flanked by scores of schoolchildren dressed in t-shirts that read “Give Our Kids An Opportunity,” Rep. Paul Stam (R-Wake) told reporters that he wants to expand North Carolina’s school voucher program fourfold beginning this fall, which would amount to almost an additional 30 million taxpayer dollars. Stam said he’d like to see
 
Lawmakers introduce legislation to raise the age on criminals
Thursday, April 2, 2015
RALEIGH — On Tuesday, Rep. Marilyn Avila (R-Wake) announced the introduction of HB399, the Young Offenders Rehabilitation Act. This legislation would raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction, so that 16- and 17-year-olds who commit misdemeanors are handled in the juvenile system not the adult criminal justice system. Avila said the bill is a win for
 

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Disabled pastor alleges discrimination by RTP Marriott

DURHAM – Last August, a blind man said he was left stranded at a fast-food restaurant

Advocates rally on Legislative Advocacy Day

RALEIGH – The N.C. NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement asked North Carolina

Transportation Secretary Foxx to keynote NC Black Summit

RALEIGH – Former Charlotte mayor and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation,