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NC NAACP convention focuses on voting rights

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The North Carolina NAACP's three-day annual convention will emphasize the need to vote in next month's election. The convention begins Thursday and ends Saturday. Full story...
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NAACP: GOP-drawn lines disenfranchise black voters

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A legal motion by a coalition of civil rights groups claims voting districts drafted by the Republican-dominated North Carolina legislature disenfranchises black voters and asks a state court to declare the lines unconstitutional. Full story...
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NAACP to push GOP lawmakers on pre-kindergarten

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The North Carolina NAACP's president says the civil rights group is launching a campaign targeting Republican legislators who have resisted full funding for the state's pre-kindergarten enrichment program. Full story...
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NC chapter of NAACP slated to register voters

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The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is set to announce a statewide mobilization for voter registration planned for this weekend. Full story...
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Romney draws boos from NAACP when he dings Obama

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Republican Mitt Romney is telling black voters that he's a better choice than President Barack Obama to help build their neighborhoods and lessen unemployment among African Americans. 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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ONLY ON 3: As Wilmington 10 seek pardons, former cop wants whole story retold

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video Members of the NAACP and the Wilmington 10 rally tonight in support of pardons for the group. More than 40 years after Mike's Grocery on South 6th Street was fire bombed, a former Wilmington Police officer says there is another side of the story that is not being told. 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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NC NAACP supports man who says he was wrongly imprisoned

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The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is speaking out in support of a man who says he's wrongly imprisoned for killing a man at his home in Georgia. Full story...
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NAACP state chief back at Legislative Building

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The leader of a North Carolina civil rights group arrested last year for disrupting a House session says he and others are back at the Legislative Building to ensure lawmakers work to benefit all citizens and not a privileged few. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 seek pardons from Perdue

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video Ten North Carolina youths sent to prison in the 1970s who became known as the Wilmington 10 are seeking pardons of innocence from Gov. Bev Perdue before she leaves office this year. Full story...
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NAACP leader pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

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The head of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says his activism will not be hindered by his conviction on a charge of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Full story...
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NC NAACP goes on radio against marriage amendment

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A civil rights organization is using radio to urge North Carolina voters to oppose the proposed marriage amendment in the name of keeping discrimination out of the state constitution. Full story...
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NAACP cautions NC counties on voter ID legislation

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North Carolina's largest civil rightsorganization is cautioning county governments not to try and enact local versions of a voter identification bill vetoed last year by Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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