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UPDATE: NAACP holds memorial for Bladenboro teen

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The North Carolina NAACP will hold a community meeting and memorial service for a Bladen County teen found dead last month.video Full story...
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Moral Monday gives voters a voice

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videoFolks from many races and religions were out in downtown Wilmington in support of Moral Monday. A rally that billed itself initially as one about voting rights turned into a rally about equality of all types. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: Union, NAACP plan several Labor Day rallies across NC

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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. Full story...
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March hopes to give justice a voice

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videoOn the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, about 50 people showed up to march and rally in memory of those who are gone. They took their message to the street in the hot sun chanting, "No justice, no peace." Full story...
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Week of protests wraps up at NC Capitol

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About 150 people gathered to march around North Carolina's Capitol as a coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP wraps up a week of demonstrations. The group circled the Capitol seven times and stopped during each pass to allow speakers to address different themes including labor and voting rights. The group is also gathering for a voting rights rally nearby. Full story...
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Protesters attend labor rights rally at NC Capitol

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Dozens of demonstrators wearing red union shirts rallied at the North Carolina capitol to call for fair wages and workers' rights. Friday's rally kicked off seven days of demonstrations by the organizers of the "Moral Monday" protests of conservative public policy at the North Carolina Legislature. About 1,000 people have been arrested at the protests during the past two legislative sessions. Full story...
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Activists in 6 states plan to spread NC protests

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Organizers of regular protests at the North Carolina Legislature are being joined by NAACP leaders in a half-dozen other states to launch a week of demonstrations. Full story...
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Port City reacts to new voting rules

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videoNew voting rules will be in effect this November. That's the word today from a federal judge who denied a motion seeking to hold the election under old rules until a trial next year. Full story...
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Judge: NC vote can be held with GOP-backed changes

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A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina's November election can be held under new voting rules drafted last year by Republican lawmakers. Full story...
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NAACP seeks to extend deadline for eugenics claims

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North Carolina's NAACP is sending an open letter to the governor, speaker of the House and state Senate leaders seeking a yearlong deadline extension for victims of the state's eugenics program. Full story...
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Voting rights rally planned in Raleigh

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A caravan of people urging the restoration of the Voting Rights Act will join North Carolina activists in Raleigh in a protest. Full story...
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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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NC NAACP: Charges dropped against 50 protesters

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The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says Wake County prosecutors have dismissed criminal charges against more than 50 people arrested last year while protesting at the state legislature. Full story...
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Civil rights group to announce more NC protests

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Civil rights leaders are going to announce their plans for another round of protests over Republican policies in North Carolina. Full story...
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Protesters brave rain, rally on Capitol grounds

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Protesters have continued their series of rallies against the policies approved by the Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature with a march on the state Capitol. Full story...
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