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Resistance Is a Long Game – What Does Resistance Really Look Like?

The anonymous op-ed writer, who claims membership in the resistance, projects an expectation, or perhaps a hope, that he will be able to claim, after the political “wars” over Trump have ended, a position of admirable rectitude.

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Georgia Officials Order Black Seniors Off Bus Headed for Early Voting

“During this electoral season, we all should be committed to ensuring that more, not fewer, eligible voters can participate and exercise their fundamental right to vote,” wrote Leah Aden, the NAACP’s deputy director of litigation, in a letter to the county on Tuesday.

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AARP’s ‘Be the Difference. Vote.’ Stresses Importance of Voting in Midterms

Be the Difference. Vote.’ is a non-partisan campaign whose goal is mobilizing African Americans voters — and all voters 50 and older — to exercise your power and vote,” says Edna Kane-Williams, the senior vice president of Multicultural Leadership at AARP.

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REGISTER TODAY: North Carolina NAACP Voting Rights Webinar – October 18th

Action Alert – REGISTER TODAY:  North Carolina NAACP Voting Rights Webinar – The North Carolina NAACP invites you to register today for the Voting Rights Webinar, Thursday, October 18th, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Voter Protection Training Agenda…

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Results of Straw Poll for November 2018

The Eastern North Carolina Civic Group (ENCCCG) under the leadership of the Honorable Fred Yates, Mayor of Winfall, recently conducted a straw poll of candidates that will appear on the November 2018 ballot.  The poll of its membership yielded the following…

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Why You Should Vote “No” on All Six Amendments

GOP legislative leadership in the NC General Assembly know that the good people of North Carolina have had enough of their legislative double-dealing, and sinister attempts at voter oppression aimed at African-Americans, so they’ve come up with a plan.

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Voter Mobilization Now Focus of “A Call to Colors” Campaign- GDN Exclusive Part XXI

With voter registration in North Carolina now ended, voter mobilization – especially on historically black college and university (HBCU) campuses throughout the state – is now the top priority between now and Election Day…

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Film “The Best of Enemies” – Taraji P. Henson Is Civil Rights Activist Ann Atwater from Durham, N.C.

Film centers on relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader reluctantly battling together for the desegregation of schools in Durham

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Waller County Elections Office Denies Rejecting Voter Registrations from Prairie View A&M Students

Eason said in recent weeks there has been confusion about students who live on campus not having the correct address for their precinct listed on their registrations, but she said the county had not mailed students notices about the issue.

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Fails to Forgive

As of June 2018, more than 1.2 million student loan borrowers requested to be certified, with 890,000 ultimately certified eligible. 28,000 applied for loan forgiveness, thinking that they had met the 10- year payment and employment requirements.

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Community College Professors Fight Against Discrimination, Retaliation

At different times over the past five years, Frank J. Phillips, Marcia Pearl and Vincent Miles said they ran into a buzz saw of overt racism, prejudice, harassment and workplace hostility from primarily white superiors that led each of them to file suit in an effort to get redress.

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NAACP Monitoring Possible Voter Suppression Tactics in Georgia Gov. Race

We are seeing this type of voter suppression scheme attempted by a state official whose candidacy for the governorship produces an irremediable conflict of interest,” said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson.

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Straight Talk: Republican-Inspired Voter Suppression

Voting is the glue holding democracy together. However, the suppression of the vote only weakens democracy. Republicans make political prisoners of Crystal Mason, whereas they champion their own Republicans even when they commit voter fraud.

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NNPA Leaders React to “Historic” Verdict in Laquan McDonald Case

The conviction of Jason Van Dyke could prove historic, but much more needs to be done to stem the tide of police shootings involving African Americans – Black citizens of Chicago are stunned that finally a Chicago policeman has been convicted of murder…

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“The Trial of the Century” From a Black Journalist’s View

“I couldn’t believe it was happening, but it was. A justice system that for decades was viewed as broken by thousands of Blacks and minorities had finally worked and convicted a Chicago police officer of killing a Black teenager.

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Irving ISD and Texas A&M Team to Offer Innovative Program – Free Dental Exams

… the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found the percentage of children and adolescents aged 5 to 19 years with untreated tooth decay is twice as high for those from low-income families (25 percent)

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White Privilege and Sexism Merge at the U.S. Supreme Court

As I sat in my hotel room in West Africa watching Justice Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, I was reminded of what several Africans have said to me since the election of President Donald Trump

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Political Rivalry: So Much Hate; So Little Tolerance – Will Elected Officials Come to Their Senses

Sadly, since the latest federal election something has happened to our current state of minds. The political sides – Democrats and Republicans- have become intolerable of each other.

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Wilmington Police Department – Port City Super Girls Sponsors FREE Mother – Daughter Luncheon

Port City Super Girls sponsored by the Wilmington Police Department, will host a Mother – Daughter luncheon on Saturday, October 27 at 11:30 am at St. James Parish (Perry Hall) 25 South Third Street. The luncheon is free and open to mothers and daughters in the Cape Fear region.

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There Are Many Types of Obesity – Which One Matters to Your Health

Our society seems to have accepted that gaining weight is an inevitable consequence of growing up in a place with easy access to calories and where physical activity plays a declining role in our professional and private lives. Aging just makes weight loss even more difficult.

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Desperate Republicans Help GOP Candidate for Georgia Governor Commit Massive Purge of Voters

National grassroots group reported Secretary of State Brian Kemp—also the GOP’s gubernatorial candidate—to the Justice Department late Wednesday night for blatantly violating the Voting Rights Act in order to swing the upcoming election in his own favor.

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