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Judges: No delay for new N. Carolina congressional map
Thursday, January 18, 2018
RALEIGH — The judges who struck down North Carolina’s congressional map for excessive partisanship that favored Republicans refused Tuesday to delay their order telling GOP state lawmakers to draw new lines by next week. The denial by the three-judge federal panel was expected, given that the judges wrote 200-plus pages last week explaining why
King’s lasting impact on equity in education
Monday, January 15, 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s influence on the civil rights movement is indisputable, but his fight for equity in education remains a mystery to some. That fight began with his education. “He clearly had an advanced, refined educational foundation from Booker T. Washington High School, Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, and Boston
Brother-in-law of Martin Luther King dies
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
ATLANTA— The brother-in-law of Martin Luther King Jr. and a founding member of The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change has died. Isaac Newton Farris Sr., who suffered from prostate cancer and Parkinson’s disease, died at his Atlanta home last week, his daughter Angela Farris-Watkins told The Associated Press. He was 83.
Universities face criticism on hate crime handling
Monday, January 8, 2018
As the new year begins, many look forward to a brighter and more prosperous future that is bright with possibility. College campuses, particularly predominantly white institutions in the Washington, D.C., area are no exception. American University, a private college in northwest D.C. with just 7 percent of its student body population classified as black,
Records show no black armed Confederates
Friday, January 5, 2018
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two South Carolina lawmakers want to build a monument at the Statehouse to honor black Confederate veterans, but pension records show the state never recognized armed African-American soldiers during the Civil War. The State newspaper reviewed pension records from 1923 that show three blacks claimed armed service in South Carolina
Election, prescriber rules altered with new 2018 laws
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
RALEIGH — All or portions of roughly 20 state laws took effect Jan. 1 in North Carolina, with some changing how judges are elected or how doctors prescribe powerful pain medications. New political parties also have an easier time getting on state ballots, while new drivers will get more information on how to respond when an officer pulls them over.
NASA celebrates legacy of first black astronaut
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
CHICAGO – Fifty years ago, a tragic accident ended the groundbreaking career of Major Robert H. Lawrence Jr., a Chicago native and stellar Air Force pilot who became America’s first black astronaut. On Dec. 8, 2017, the 50th anniversary of his death, NASA honored his often-ignored legacy and contributions to the agency. The Chicago Crusader

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