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First Vote NC Offers Free Curriculum and Local Election Simulation

First Vote NC aims to change the state of young voters in North Carolina. First Vote NC’s mission is to engage young people in the democratic process by conducting simulation elections in high schools across North Carolina.

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New Enrichment Program for Black Girls Transforms Lives

At a time when many messages for young girls seem to be conflicting, Baton Rouge teens are experiencing an influx of organizations and programs designed to show them how amazing and powerful they are in the world.

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Five Questions With Professor Valerie Johnson, Weighs in on Monuments Law, Free Speech

She is also one of only two Black members of the 17-member North Carolina Historical Commission, which must approve any proposed removal, relocation, or alteration of historical monuments

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The Republican Power Plays at the Heart of N.C. Politics

There’s the ongoing imbroglio with the elections board, as well as lawsuits challenging the legislature’s decisions to block Cooper from appointing Court of Appeals judges and members of the N.C. Industrial Commission.

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Joining Fellow Citizens in Protest or Peaceful Assembly Critical to Functioning Democracy

But it is also unfortunately true that governments and police can violate this right – through the use of mass arrests, illegal use of force, criminalization of protest, and other means intended to thwart free public expression.

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Fayetteville State University Valuable Economic Engine for Community and Region

A study has found that Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a valuable economic engine in the Fayetteville community, generating substantial economic returns annually.

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Taxing the Rich to Help the Poor? Here’s What the Bible Says

Tax reform in general raises critical issues about whether the government should redistribute income and promote equality in the first place. Jews and Christians look to the Bible for guidance about these questions.

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How to Put Data to Work in Your Neighborhood

These data have huge potential to enhance residents’ quality of life and stimulate economic growth. Many local governments have jumped to create so-called “smart cities” that harness these data to enhance livability, workability and sustainability.

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5 Ways the Proposed PROSPER Act Could Impact Student

For the first time in nearly a decade, the United States Congress is about to take up legislation to upgrade the Higher Education Act – the federal law that governs how the federal government supports and regulates higher education institutions.

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The Art of the Ad: How the ‘Greatest Showman’ Paved the Way for Donald Trump

Acutely attuned to the times, Barnum wielded an extraordinary sense of what appealed to the masses. He rejected the country’s elitist culture, promoting a more egalitarian “pop” culture.

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