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Rev. William Barber

Moral Monday leaders stop in the Port City

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Frustrated with our elected leaders, the NAACP is gathering masses. President of the organization, Reverend William Barber took his statewide tour to Wilmington Friday morning. Full story...
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Barber, others found guilty in Moral Monday protests

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videoA judge has found North Carolina NAACP President William Barber and 11 others guilty of second-degree trespassing and violating building rules while protesting in April at the state legislature. Full story...
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NC NAACP head in court to face protest charges

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A group of that includes North Carolina NAACP President William Barber is facing trial on charges stemming from mass protests at the state legislature. Full story...
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NC GOP critics to picket stores Pope company owns

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There's been a rare back-and-forth between the leader of forces opposed to laws approved by North Carolina Republicans and an activist whose family money has helped promote conservative policies. Full story...
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DA: Officers justified in Pizza Hut shooting that killed two

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videoDistrict Attorney Ben David says officers were fully justified in their use of force when they shot at three suspects at a Wilmington restaurant last month killing two of the men. Full story...
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NAACP calls for investigation into 'excessive force by police' in New Hanover Co.

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video North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber says he believes street justice is overtaking courtroom justice in Wilmington. Now the civil rights group is calling for change. Full story...
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NAACP protesters court cases delayed

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Court cases have been delayed for the first round of protesters arrested in NAACP-led demonstrations at the North Carolina Legislature. Full story...
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Goolsby rips NAACP protests as 'Moron Monday'

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby has gone on the offensive against a weekly series of NAACP-led protests at the General Assembly. Goolsby referred to the events dubbed "Moral Monday" by organizers as "Moron Monday." Full story...
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NC NAACP says Monday demonstrations will continue

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The leader of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says his group will continue its series of weekly protests on Monday at the state legislature. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 group to deliver more than 14,000 signatures, Saffo apology to governor

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video Wilmington 10 member Willie Earl Vereen and a group of supporters, including many from Wilmington, will deliver more than 14,000 petition signatures requesting pardons of innocence for the Wilmington 10, to the governor's office in Raleigh today. Full story...
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NAACP discusses Wilmington 10 prosecutor's notes

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video The president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says newly discovered notes by the prosecutor in the Wilmington 10 case show he engaged in racial profiling to select 12 people more likely to convict the suspects. Full story...
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NAACP says Tea Party 'poll watchers' are out to suppress minority vote

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video With early voting underway and thousands hitting the polls, one group is openly trying to challenge minorities' right to vote in North Carolina. That is according to the state NAACP, which claims that the Tea Party is behind it all. Full story...
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NC NAACP president focuses on past violence

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NC NAACP President Rev. William Barber was in Wilmington Tuesday night specifically to address the issue of the Wilmington 10 and the incident that led to their arrest four decades ago. We asked the Reverend about a current issue in the Port City and what guidance he would offer the community and young people in light of six young men arrested in connection to the robbery and murder of a Chinese food delivery man. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 members, NAACP hold rally in support of pardons

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video Members of the NAACP and Wilmington 10 rallied Tuesday night in support of pardons for the group, seeking to collect 100,000 petition signatures. But one former Wilmington Police officer says there are questions that still need to be answered. Full story...
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NC NAACP president to keynote Wilmington 10 rally

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Rev. William Barber, president of the NC State Conference of the NAACP, will be the keynote speaker during the first Faith Community Rally in Support of Pardons of Innocence for The Wilmington 10 tomorrow. Full story...
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