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Outside review of Lennon Lacy death investigation released

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video The NC NAACP released the findings of an outside review of how Lennon Lacy's death investigation was handled. The Bladen County teenager was found dead, hanging from a swing set, in late August. His death was ruled a suicide. The new report questions the investigation from the very start. Full story...
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NAACP, family ask for federal review of Bladenboro teen's death

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video The North Carolina NAACP today asked the US Attorney in Raleigh for a full, federal review of the death of a Bladenboro teen. Full story...
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NAACP holds post-election news conference, urges emergency Medicaid meeting

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video Rev. Dr. William Barber and other NAACP officials held a news conference in Wilmington this morning, urging Governor Pat McCrory and Senator-elect Thom Tillis to meet about Medicaid expansion. Full story...
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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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