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Wilmington rally honors Trayvon Martin

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videoHundreds of people rallied at Wilmington's 1898 Memorial at the corner of North 3rd Street and North Front Street this weekend in response to the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Groups quiet about local violence holding Trayvon Martin rallies Saturday

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video The not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman has spawned nationwide protests and rallies. This weekend peace rallies in Trayvon Martin's name will be held here in our area. So we asked why the groups organizing the events were not so vocal after a few local murders and the recent rash of violence in Wilmington. 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 launches tour against state legislation

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The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is launching a 25-county tour targeting the policies of the Republican-led General Assembly. 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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NC groups talk mobilizing efforts against voter ID

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videoGroups opposed to likely legislation at the General Assembly this year requiring North Carolina citizens to show identification before voting in person already are rolling out a plan to fight it. Full story...
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NAACP, others call on anti-poverty focus in NC

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North Carolina civil rights leaders say Republicans now leading state government have moral and constitutional reasons to make lifting people out of poverty their top priority. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue issues Pardon of Innocence for Wilmington 10

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video Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has issued pardons to the Wilmington 10, a group wrongly convicted in a notorious Civil Rights-era prosecution. Full story...
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Supreme Court says justice can hear case

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The North Carolina Supreme Court says Justice Paul Newby can consider a lawsuit challenging the way election districts are drawn. Full story...
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Saffo says 2011 apology not about Wilmington 10 guilt or innocence

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videoWilmington 10 members are hoping that a petition with thousands of signatures will help Gov. Bev Perdue grant them pardons. But the group also has something else up their sleeves. 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 presents more evidence it hopes will get Wilmington 10 pardon

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video This morning the NAACP took its Wilmington 10 pardon campaign to Chapel Hill in an effort to prove its case. The Wilmington 10 were convicted in 1971 of arson and conspiracy. They are now asking Gov. Bev Perdue for a pardon. 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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