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Building movement to fight extremism

Building movement to fight extremism

| February 23, 2017

By the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II On Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, President Trump wrapped up his first week of executive orders with a temporary ban on refugees and travelers from several Muslim countries. Effective immediately, this order impacted tens of thousands of people, leading to the detention of travelers in airports across the […]

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Enough is enough: A call for ecomic boycott of North Carolina

Enough is enough: A call for ecomic boycott of North Carolina

| February 2, 2017

By The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (President/North Carolina NAACP) In recent years, since extremists took over the GOP in North Carolina, my home state has gained a worldwide reputation for intolerance and bigoted narrow-mindedness. Controlling all three branches of state government since 2012, they have remade the Old North State in an image […]

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The Rev. William Barber: ‘Bowing down is not an option’

The Rev. William Barber: ‘Bowing down is not an option’

| January 31, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Managing Editor, NNPA Newswire) The Reverend William Barber, president of the North Carolina state chapter of the NAACP and leader of the Moral Mondays movement, delivered a rousing keynote address to open the 2017 Mid-Winter Conference of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). The theme of the conference was “Strengthening Black-owned Newspapers […]

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Why we must fight for environmental justice for people of color in 2016

Why we must fight for environmental justice for people of color in 2016

| October 27, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist The Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. identified a long list of issues that were broadly considered the historical and contemporary evidence of systematic racial discrimination and injustice. With the 2016 presidential election rapidly approaching, the critical importance of environmental justice for black Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans […]

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Tight North Carolina race could determine control of U.S. Senate

Tight North Carolina race could determine control of U.S. Senate

| August 13, 2014

By Afrique I. Kilimanjaro Special to the NNPA from The Carolina Peacemaker RALEIGH, N.C. – U.S. Senator Kay Hagan has been reaching out to communities and constituents across North Carolina galvanizing support for her re-election campaign. The Democratic senator from North Carolina and her campaign are full steam ahead as they face Republican opponent, current […]

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Look who’s ‘lazy’ and ‘crazy’ — Don Yelton

Look who’s ‘lazy’ and ‘crazy’ — Don Yelton

| November 15, 2013

Voter suppression is alive and well, especially in the state of North Carolina, where a Republican official, Don Yelton, proved himself to be at best intellectually limited, and at worse, downright crazy.

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