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Lawyers clash over electronic documents in NC voter ID lawsuit Special

Winston Salem - Lawyers representing the state of North Carolina, Governor Pat McCrory and other defendants were accused of holding back crucial electronic documents in a hearing last Friday as lawsuits seeking to overturn North Carolina's new voting law move forward.
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Fetty

Actors Kevin Hart, Forest Whitaker are big winners at NAACP awards

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart won the coveted Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, while Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker was honored with awards for both his c...
In the Media by Mary Milliken (Reuters)

Subpoena question unresolved in NC Voter ID case Special

Winston Salem - A four-hour hearing on Friday afternoon ended with no ruling on whether 13 North Carolina Senators must comply with subpoenas asking them to hand over documents connected to the creation of North Carolina's controversial new voting law.
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Fetty

NAACP introduces 'Trayvon's Law'

The 2012 killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has led to various rallies, boycotts, and even songs. Now, the NAACP is leading the way in an effort to force legal changes across the United States in an attempt to prevent another similar situation.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 5 comments

Op-Ed: How e-petitions let us voice our opinions to world leaders

The Internet is now in virtually every home, and our leaders claim they are anxious to hear our voices. This is what some people have been telling them lately.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

GOP lawmaker: Ban welfare recipients from playing lottery

Raleigh - North Carolina Republican lawmakers have drafted legislation to ban welfare recipients from buying lottery tickets in the state.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 19 comments

Is Mayor Bloomberg’s supersized soda ban racist?

New York - New York City's move to ban large, sugary drinks "discriminates against citizens and small-business owners in African-American and Hispanic communities" critics said in court on Wednesday.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 4 comments

Radio host off air for Obama 'pimp walking prez' Facebook post

Jackson - A popular radio host was suspended Monday for posting a racially charged rant on his Facebook page, blasting President Barack Obama and his supporters.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 8 comments

NAACP to Billy Graham's son: 'We believe you have gone astray'

Charlotte - At a news conference representing thousands of churches in North Carolina, the president of the NC NAACP accused the son of evangelist Rev. Billy Graham of misusing his father's name and reputation for his own political gain.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 comments

NAACP official: Obama campaign threatened me over lack of support

Chicago - The leader of an Ilinois branch of the NAACP has accused the Obama campaign of threatening him for criticizing the President and choosing not to endorse him.
In the Media by Elliott Freeman - 4 comments
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