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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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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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