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Carolina Panthers, Cherica Adams, Crime, Criminal justice, Domestic Violence, J. Cole, Murder, NFL, North Carolina, Rae Carruth, Shaniya Davis -

This month, the names Cherica Adams and Shaniya Davis may float across the minds of some. Key word being may. The spirits of the woman, Adams, and the young girl, Davis, haunt the state of North Carolina. Society’s ability to silence the stories and the experiences of black women is disgustingly impressive. Davis, age 5, […]

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9/11, harassing, News, North Carolina, soUth park susan, Susan Westwood, Top Stories, two black women, white woman -

  A white woman with audacity who used her “caucacity” to harass and insult two Black women in North Carolina, and yes, call the cops on them, has now been arrested after a video went viral showing the disturbing confrontation, The NY Daily News reports. —‘Magical negro’: Racist robocalls hit Oprah, Stacey Abrams in contentious Georgia gubernatorial race— […]

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covington v north carolina, crooked lines documentary, gerrymandering, jaqueline olive, monica berra, north carolina, racial gerrymandering in north carolina, yoruba richen -

For filmmaker Yoruba Richen, the germ for Crooked Lines, a documentary about the fight against racial gerrymandering in North Carolina, was born of the tragedy that was Donald Trump’s election in November 2016.

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@AP, high school shooting, Jatwan Craig Cuffie, News, North Carolina -

The teenager accused of fatally shooting a fellow student at a North Carolina high school appeared before a judge Tuesday as his public defender requested a low bond.

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News, North Carolina, Police, Police Shooting, Video, Washington -

  Officials in North Carolina are investigating a shooting involving a white officer and a black motorist who police say stepped out of his vehicle with a gun during a traffic stop on Sunday. Washington, N.C., police said the driver Cedric Pritchard exited the car he was driving with a weapon and was killed by […]

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#TakeAKnee, @AP, Eric Reid, Malcolm Jenkins, News, NFL, North Carolina, Panthers, Sports, Video -

Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins turned the fight for racial and social justice into a skirmish on the field.

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burlington, dining while black, dominope, dominos, dominos racial slur, eating while black, north carolina, racial discrimination in fast food, racial discrimination in restauarants -

Anyone who patronizes fast food restaurants knows misspellings and outright ludicrous interpretations of your name aren’t uncommon. But that’s not what happened when Myasia Nelson tried to order from a Burlington, N.C. Domino’s last week.

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black lives matter, campus crossings, deandre ballard, durham, nc detective agency, nccu, nccu student shot and killed by security guard, north carolina, north carolina central university -

Students at North Carolina Central University walked out of classes on Monday in protest of their classmate Deandre Ballard’s death under questionable circumstances two weeks ago.

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donald trump, donald trump response to hurricane maria, hurricane florence, nice boat, north carolina, south carolina, trump is basura, visits hurricane victims -

President Trump continues his fall into the bottomless pit that is his presidency. On Monday, the old man that loves porn stars and chicken (I never thought I could hate any man who loves porn stars and chicken, president or not) visited Hurricane Florence victims on Wednesday.

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Evacuation, Hurricane Florence, News, North Carolina -

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina early Friday, pushing a life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland.

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@AP, Evacuation, Hurricane Florence, News, North Carolina, South Carolina, Video, Weather Channel -

Hurricane Florence could inflict the hardest hurricane punch North Carolina has seen in more than 60 years, with rain and wind of more than 130 mph (209 kph).

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@AP, Confederate Monuments, News, North Carolina, Silent Sam, UNC, Video -

Eight people were arrested Saturday following another protest over the toppling of a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina.

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Featured, Kandice Mason, News, North Carolina, Pole Dancing, Top Stories -

A North Carolina educator has been suspended after the school district where she worked came across a video of her taking a pole-dancing class.

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carol folt, confederate monuments, north carolina, removal of confederate monuments, silent sam, unc, unc chapel hill -

For more than 100 years, “Silent Sam,” a bronze statue representing a Confederate soldier, stood vigil on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Brian Kemp, Georgia, Midterm Elections, News, North Carolina, Opinion, Paul Nehlen, Politics, Ron DeSantis, Russell Walker, Seth Grossman -

Writer Dustin Seibert offers up a few racist/bigoted trashbag politicians that we should all avoid like the herpes simplex virus in the midterm elections. Make sure you tell your friends.

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National, News, News Video, North Carolina, Video, White supremacists gangs -

The massive rise in white nationalists groups across North Carolina has state officials concerned. Leader […]

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Evelyn Redic, Katossa Glover, National, News, News Video, North Carolina, Shell Gas Statioon, Video -

A grandmother was forced to use the bathroom outside in 90 degree weather after a gas station attendant prohibited her from using the store's restroom.

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@AP, News, NFL, North Carolina, Panthers, Sexual Misconduct, Sports, Video -

The NFL has fined former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson $2.75 million following its investigation into sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace.

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@AP, News, North Carolina, Politics, Redistricting, Supreme Court, Video -

The Supreme Court is choosing not to take on a new case on partisan redistricting for now.

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first African-American poet, Jaki Shelton Green, National, News, North Carolina, Poet Laureate -

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper has named North Carolina’s first African-American poet laureate. […]

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African American Music Month, Nina Simone, Nina Simone Project, North Carolina, The National Trust, Tryon -

A dedication rocked the small town of Tryon, North Carolina, on Wednesday. It was the celebration of the preservation of the birth home of revolutionary, musician and activist Nina Simone — the place where she was born as Eunice Kathleen Waymon on Feb. 21, 1933. Delivered in the 660-square-foot house owned by her parents just […]

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@AP, News, North Carolina, Police Brutality -

Officers are shown tackling and punching a man on newly released video of an altercation that led to assault charges against two North Carolina state troopers and a sheriff's deputy.

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Charleston Massacre, Domestic Terrorism, Dylann Roof, Featured, Jeff Sessions, News, North Carolina, True Blue -

This week, a school district in North Carolina, had to issue an apology after one of its yearbooks featured an image of a white student wearing a Confederate flag T-shirt and holding a shotgun while standing in a cotton field. The controversial photo appeared in the Cape Fear High School yearbook, in a section devoted to senior students, […]

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Confederate Flag, High School, News, North Carolina, Racism -

A school in Fort Bragg, North Carolina has a lot of explaining to do after a yearbook photo that showed a Cape Fear High School student holding a shotgun while wearing a Confederate flag T-shirt and standing in a cotton field surfaced. Tonight only on #ABC11: this controversial picture was printed in the yearbook for […]

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#BlackOnBlue, Featured, News, North Carolina, Police Brutality, Waffle House -

TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation, or share your own story, using the hashtag #BlackonBlue. A Facebook video is going viral showing a North Carolina police officer assaulting a Black man at a […]

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black community, Gary Shipman, National, News, North Carolina, Race, State House Seat -

A white Democrat gunning for a state House seat in North Carolina raised a few […]

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Aiyonna Clarice Barrett, Black maternal health, Black Women, News, North Carolina -

Police in Southern Pines, NC found the body of 18-year old Aiyonna Clarice Barrett in a car last weekend. The car was parked on a dirt road. The case is being investigated as a double-homicide because Barrett was carrying a full-term fetus.

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News, North Carolina, Police Shooting, Winston Salem -

A Winston-Salem police officer shot and killed a 60-year-old Black man during a traffic stop last Friday night. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Edward Van McCrae was in the backseat of a car when Officer D.E. McGuire, who has been with the department since 2015, pulled the car over just after 10:30 p.m. during a routine patrol, according […]

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Featured, National School Walkout, News, North Carolina, Video -

Wednesday, Justin Blackman got up from his desk and walked out of his Spanish class in solidarity with the school walkout protests happening all over the nation. Unfortunately, when he got outside, he saw that he was the only one. After 17 minutes, the 16-year-old accepted that none of the estimated 700 students at Wilson […]

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FBI, Johnnie Rush, News, North Carolina, Police Brutality, True Crime -

A community is demanding justice after a video was released showing North Carolina police officers brutally assaulting a Black man for jaywalking. And the FBI has launched an investigation. Asheville, North Carolina police officer Christopher Hickman has resigned after video surfaced showing of him brutally choking, beating, and tasering Johnnie Rush for jaywalking. –White man charged by […]

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