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Signs of life for NC sexual assault reforms
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
RALEIGH – State House and Senate leaders say two proposals to close loopholes in North Carolina’s sexual assault laws are very much alive, despite rhetoric from another legislator claiming the top Republicans have been blocking these efforts. North Carolina is the only state in the country where once you have consent to start a sex act,
 
Immigration bill focusing on sheriffs heading to governor
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
RALEIGH — North Carolina Republicans gave final legislative approval on Tuesday to a measure directing all sheriffs to comply with requests by federal immigration agents to hold inmates they believe are in the country unlawfully. The measure responds to a handful of dissenting sheriffs — black Democrats elected last year. They have been
 
NC Supreme Court to address racial bias in the death penalty
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
RALEIGH – The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear arguments August 26-27 in the cases of six death row prisoners who have presented evidence that racial bias tainted their trials and death sentences. The Racial Justice Act was a first-of-its-kind law that allowed for a systematic review of racial discrimination in death penalty trials. Death row
 
Chief Justice, Governor announce push to break school-to-prison pipeline
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
GIBSONVILLE — The tobacco fields near East Guilford High School are reminders of bygone times when getting into trouble at school meant a trip to the principal’s office, and maybe a phone call to a child’s parents. A paddling by the principal, now banned throughout North Carolina, and a severe scolding at home were about the worst outcomes
 
Study examines stereotypes of biracial groups
Monday, August 12, 2019
Although the fastest-growing youth demographic in the United States is biracial, there is little research documenting the stereotypes that exist. “Not Quite Monoracial: Biracial Stereotypes Explored,” published by Northwestern University, examines the underexplored topic of stereotypes attributed to various biracial groups. Dr. Sylvia Perry,
 
Activist fights to empower young change agents
Sunday, August 4, 2019
For Mary-Pat Hector, a 2019 graduate of Spelman College and national youth director for the National Action Network since 13, tackling food insecurity on college campuses, growing youth entrepreneurship, sustaining communities, encouraging wellness and fighting for reproductive justice are some of the most salient issues she is addressing in this current
 

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Same ol’ questions plague CIAA North

The CIAA North is starting to get just a little too redundant. For the past couple of seasons,

Students, community celebrate 1 year without ‘Silent Sam’

Hundreds of students and community members gathered Tuesday night to celebrate the first