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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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NC groups plan tour of poverty-stricken areas

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Civil rights groups will hold listening tours of poverty-stricken areas in North Carolina's rural counties and inner city neighborhoods. Full story...
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NC group presses for black judicial nominees

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North Carolina's largest civil rights organization is calling on the state's two U.S. senators to nominate black judges for positions on the federal bench. Full story...
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NAACP blasts state budget plan

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Leaders of the NAACP from around southeastern North Carolina gathered in Wilmington today to talk about their disgust for the proposed budget. They claim the budget was developed by ultra-radical, tea-party conservatives. Full story...
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Local NAACP says it backs Warren's claims of racial bias

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Local chapters of the NAACP say they back a Brunswick County Commissioner's claims he's being racially harassed. Full story...
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National NAACP decries arrest of NC state president and six other activists

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“The courage of Reverend Dr. Barber and the other leaders who were arrested shows the unyielding resolve that we must all exhibit to protect America’s promise for hard working North Carolina families.” - NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous Full story...
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AP Interview: NAACP wants NC threat investigation

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The NAACP's national president is asking investigators to find the person responsible for a death threat he says was made against the leader of the organization's North Carolina chapter. Full story...
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NC House speaker says NAACP chief should apologize

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North Carolina's House speaker says the president of the state NAACP owes his chamber an apology for disruptive behavior in the gallery that led to seven arrests. Full story...
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NAACP leaders removed NC House gallery after commotion

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North Carolina General Assembly police arrested six people after a group began chanting in the gallery of the state House minutes before the start of a civil rights rally. Full story...
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NAACP files complaint over Wake schools policy

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The North Carolina NAACP has filed a federal civil rights complaint over changes to the diversity policy in the state's largest school system. Full story...
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UPDATE: Superintendent says NAACP had nothing to do with principal's suspension

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video "It has nothing to do with the NAACP," superintendent Allison Sholar. "I don't cower to them, and they don't make my decisions for me." Full story...
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Pender NAACP wants school board chair to quit

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For six months the Pender County NAACP has been investigating Pender County School Board Chair Tom Roper. Today the civil rights group released its findings, calling for Roper to resign. Full story...
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