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Rallies over N. Carolina LGBT law begin as lawmakers return
Monday, April 25, 2016
RALEIGH – A day of rallies at North Carolina's statehouse began Monday with the delivery of petitions signed by 180,000 people seeking the repeal of a law that curtails protections for LGBT people. About 200 people gathered on the grounds of the old Capitol building to hear speakers denounce the law known as House Bill 2, or HB2. They then carried
 
Poll: Majority feel overly taxed under McCrory
Monday, April 25, 2016
RALEIGH – If your state tax bill seemed a little higher this year, or your refund a little lower, you're not alone. A new poll by Progress North Carolina Action and conducted by Public Policy Polling found nearly two-thirds of North Carolinians believe state taxes have gone up for working families in general. This comes after Gov. Pat McCrory's tax
 
HBCU female students get shamed over rape accusations
Monday, April 18, 2016
Reports of sexual assaults on American campuses occur at a rate of one in four. According to the National Institute of Justice, assaults of black women on HBCU campuses remain underreported due, in large part, to a culture of silence and shame. Anonymous reports from multi-campus surveys, sampling thousands of college students nationwide, found that at
 
Rule targets prosecutors who don't reveal innocence evidence
Monday, April 18, 2016
RALEIGH – As four men sat in prison for a murder they didn't commit, records show that state investigators sent proof of their innocence to a North Carolina prosecutor, but he never revealed it to the convicted men. He didn't have to. Nothing in North Carolina's legal standards requires a prosecutor to turn over evidence of innocence after a
 
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Few endorsements making headlines in black newspapers

Forget it Hillary. Sorry Bernie. When the time came for the Florida Courier to endorse either

High school graduation not enough

RALEIGH – As part of its strategic plan, Wake County Public Schools’ goal is to

Barlow named VSU football coach

ETTRICK, Va. – Former Alabama State coach Reggie Barlow was hired Thursday to take the