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Black gun owners worried about treatment after shooting
Friday, July 8, 2016
WASHINGTON — One man told an officer during a Minnesota traffic stop that he was a licensed gun owner, and that he was reaching for his wallet, a witness said. The other was on the ground with police officers on top of him in Louisiana when someone shouted, "He has a gun!" Police in each circumstance thought the black man carrying a gun was dangerous
Black Lives Matter condemns Dallas shootings, plans protests
Friday, July 8, 2016
Leaders and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement sought a delicate balance Friday by both condemning the slaying of five Dallas police officers and promising more demonstrations against deadly shootings by law enforcement. In Philadelphia, a group planned a "Weekend of Rage" to draw attention to police disparities, while in Atlanta, an organizer
Focus turns to McCrory as legislature leaves
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
RALEIGH – The North Carolina General Assembly worked a marathon week to complete its annual work session so lawmakers could go home by July Fourth. Now it's time for Gov. Pat McCrory to evaluate their results. The legislature adjourned late last Friday after the House and Senate approved a tweak to the controversial LGBT law they approved in March to
Family traced back to free blacks who fought in Revolution
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
GREENVILLE, N.C. – A black man who traced his family back to free African-Americans from North Carolina who enlisted to fight for the United States in the Revolutionary War is making a little history of his own. Former Greenville Mayor Ed Carter is organizing the first Sons of the American Revolution chapter named after an African-American. The
Democrats use Obama-Clinton appearance to fire up base
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
CHARLOTTE – Deborah Ross and Roy Cooper, two Democrats seeking to unseat Republican incumbents in November, used their appearances ahead of President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to fire up voters at a rally here Tuesday. Halfway across the state in Raleigh, Donald Trump was holding his own event in this battleground state. Ross energized a
Advocate for minority car dealers pushes diversity
Monday, July 4, 2016
Damon Lester’s phone typically starts ringing at 7:30 a.m. And it keeps ringing until after 10 p.m. Since taking the wheel of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers in 2006, Lester has become the face of the group that advocates for minority dealership owners. By 9 o’clock on a recent morning, he had spoken to a National
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