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Judge's ruling may cost NC more than $100 million
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina government could soon have to pay damages to retired workers and teachers after a judge ruled it was wrong to require them to begin paying health insurance premiums six years ago – a cost that one state official says could exceed $100 million. Retirees, including former Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake, sued in 2012 after
Supreme Court strikes down congressional districts
Monday, May 22, 2017
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states. The justices ruled that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor's office in 2011 placed too many
Senate slashes DPI; state superintendent silent
Friday, May 19, 2017
North Carolina’s chief public school administrator may be silent on Senate budget cuts to North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction, but the leader of the state’s top school board says the proposal has the potential to deal major harm to poor and low-performing school districts. “There’s no question about that,”
Supreme Court rejects appeal over NC voter ID law
Monday, May 15, 2017
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal to reinstate North Carolina's voter identification law, which a lower court said targeted African-Americans "with almost surgical precision." The justices left in place the lower court ruling striking down the law's photo ID requirement and scaling back of early voting. The situation was
Tuskegee study descendants gather
Saturday, May 13, 2017
TUSKEGEE, Ala. — Decades later, it’s still hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of black men in rural Alabama — even if you’re among their descendants, lighting candles in their memory. For 40 years starting in 1932, medical workers in the segregated South withheld treatment for unsuspecting men infected with a
North Carolina NAACP leader stepping down
Saturday, May 13, 2017
RALEIGH — The Rev. William Barber, who led the state NAACP in blocking North Carolina’s attempts to limit voting rights and fiercely supported gay rights, said he’s stepping down as state chapter president and will focus on a poor people’s campaign like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was building when he was slain. Barber gained
Duke Energy spars with Civil Rights museum
Thursday, May 11, 2017
GREENSBORO – The nation's largest utility already turned off the lights during Black History Month at a museum honoring the lunch-counter sit-in that sparked the 1960s civil rights movement. Now it's threatening to cut off the power altogether if the museum doesn't pay thousands more each month to cover the possibility of delinquent payments.
NUL: Blacks must protect gains
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
WASHINGTON — African-Americans must fight to protect the socioeconomic and political gains made under the Obama administration, and vigorously oppose imminent threats from the Trump administration to turn back the clock, the longtime leader of the National Urban League said. “It would be difficult to pinpoint any moment in recent history where
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