Civil Rights
Court blocks parts of new NC voting law
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:14pm.

video A federal appeals court panel is ordering parts of North Carolina's strict new voting law set aside for next month's elections because it is likely to disenfranchise black voters.

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Complaint says NC hog farms hurt minorities
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 6:20pm.

A complaint filed with the federal government says North Carolina's regulation of hog farms causes problems for minority residents. The Charlotte Observer reported that three groups filed a complaint this week with the Environmental Protection Agency saying those living near hog farms suffer from strong odors and contaminated water.

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HAPPENING TODAY: Union, NAACP plan several Labor Day rallies across NC
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:38am.

Union and civil rights leaders are joining together for a series of rallies and news conferences across North Carolina on Labor Day. The #TalkUnion tour kicks off Monday morning in Raleigh.

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Alice Walker will speak in Wilmington
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 9:23pm.

videoThe author of The Color Purple is coming to Wilmington. The co-chair of the Civil and Human Rights Award Luncheon, Stanley Moses, says the Pulitzer Prize winners visit stems from a controversy in our area over one of her books.

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Investigation claims WPD uses spy gear to snoop on citizens
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:37pm.

videoIs the Wilmington Police Department using spy gear to trick your cell phone into giving away private info? That's what the ACLU and New Hanover County's Public Defender believe.

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Community group to mark 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:12pm.

videoThis year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed it into law July 2, 1964. In honor of the landmark event, Countywide Community Development Corporation is hosting "Celebrate the Dream."

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Wilmington 10 documentary makes world premier
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Sat, 04/05/2014 - 3:04pm.

video The two-hour film produced by Wilmington Journal reporter Cash Michaels documents the history behind Wilmington's infamous civil rights-era prosecution. Pictures, articles and interviews tell the story of the ten people accused and convicted of firebombing a Wilmington grocery store in 1971.

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Civil rights sit-in pioneer Franklin McCain dies
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 01/10/2014 - 1:20pm.

Franklin McCain, who helped spark a movement of nonviolent, sit-in protests across the South by occupying a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter in 1960, has died in North Carolina. He was 73.

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Trooper, wife file civil rights suit against Brunswick County sheriff
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 4:50pm.

videoA Brunswick County couple says the sheriff has been harassing them for years. They say they became targets after they made a contribution to one of John Ingram's political rivals in 2010.

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NC honors Julius Chambers for his work for state
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 3:40pm.

A Charlotte attorney who became a leader in the 1960s struggle for civil rights in North Carolina is being honored one more time after his death. Julius Chambers on Tuesday became the second recipient of the state's Spirit of North Carolina Award.

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