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Judges give partial wins to GOP, governor in power struggle
Monday, March 20, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina judges issued partial victories Friday to both Republican legislators and new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper over laws designed to undercut his powers. The judicial panel threw out laws approved two weeks before Cooper took office that limit his authority in carrying out elections and that give civil service job protections to
 
Black officers may not reduce police-involved black killings
Friday, March 17, 2017
Increasing the number of black police officers may not reduce the number of police-involved killings of black victims, a new study concludes. An increasing number of police-involved homicides of unarmed African-Americans have spawned nationwide protests and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. Recommendations of President Obama’s Task Force
 
Cooper again urges 'bathroom bill' repeal in State of State
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
RALEIGH – Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper urged lawmakers gathered Monday night to repeal the state's "bathroom bill" very soon, saying the law is "the dark cloud hanging over our state of promise" by harming North Carolina's economy and reputation. Delivering his first State of the State speech to the Republican-controlled legislature and a statewide
 
Bill would stop prosecuting young adults in adult court
Sunday, March 12, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina is one of just two states where 16- and 17-year-olds are automatically prosecuted as adults, but supporters of ending the practice hope new momentum could finally change that. Legislation filed Wednesday in the state House would shift the cases for those teens accused of misdemeanors and non-violent felonies to the juvenile
 
Women go on strike in US to show their economic clout
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
American women stayed home from work, zipped up their wallets, wore red and joined rallies across the country to demonstrate their economic clout Wednesday as part of International Women's Day events around the globe. The Day Without a Woman protest in the U.S. was put together by organizers of the vast women's marches that were held coast-to-coast the day
 
In poor Black Belt region, fears and prayers over Trump
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
MARION, Ala. – Here, in what's left of the Old South's plantation region, the descendants of slaves who picked cotton and worked the dark soil are praying differently since Donald Trump moved into the White House. During Barack Obama's eight years in office, folks who gathered for Bible studies or Sunday worship worried that someone would try to kill
 
President Trump signs executive order on HBCUs
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
President Trump signed an executive order to focus more attention on Historically Black Colleges and Universities on Tuesday. Although HBCUs comprise just 3 percent of higher education institutions in the U.S., “HBCUs contributed 19 percent of the nearly 9 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering awarded to blacks in
 

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Academy changes lives of Durham youth

RALEIGH – Alikib Jannah didn’t mince words when describing his attitude before

Multiracial cast performs in Jesus Christ Superstar

RALEIGH – The political and social climate in the United States is in upheaval. Many saw

Money key to food choices

A new study from North Carolina State and Campbell universities finds that, while access to