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How Small Town Mayor Joyce Whichard-Brown Is Making Main Street Vibrant Again and Getting Businesses Back

WILLIAMSTON, N.C. – Whichard-Brown says she and the town council want to make Williamston “vibrant again,” which means addressing all of the vacant buildings on Main Street, getting businesses to come back, hire and operate like they used to.

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Warsaw Mayor Connors’ Has Vision for a Better Community

(WARSAW, N.C.) – He won Warsaw’s top job by only two certified votes in November, and made history, becoming that Duplin County town’s first African-American mayor. “My goal is to reach a company that will [come to Warsaw] with jobs for 200 people or more …”

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Roy Moore Refuses to Concede Alabama Race; African-Americans, Women Carry Jones to Victory

The current margin appears too large for an automatic recount, which is triggered under state law if the candidates are separated by less than half a percentage point, but Moore could call for a recount if he’s willing to pay for one himself.

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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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NCDOT News: Ellis Airport Contributes Over 370 Jobs to the Economy of Jacksonville and Onslow County

Thanks in part to $2.4 million in grants awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation, Albert J. Ellis Airport in Richlands is finally getting its own air traffic control tower (ATC).

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North Carolina NAACP Statement on the U.S. Senate Tax Scam

The NC NAACP stands with and defends all who are colored by the sin of discrimination. Those who have created and lobbied for the US Senate Tax “Reform” Bill–including Acting-President Trump–are guilty of not one, but three sins.

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NAACP Set to Change Tax Status to Engage Politically

Even though the NAACP is 108 years-old, the organization is struggling to modernize and stay relevant in a rapidly-evolving, social media-driven landscape that requires speed and strategic communications skills.

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City of Charlotte, NC Welcomes Its First Ever Black Female Mayor

Vi Lyles has just made history as the first Black woman mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. She ran an aggressive campaign, and her victory was confirmed by local and national news outlets on November 8th.

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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law & Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE)

To Take Calls LIVE During Election Day – Voters In 25 States Will Go To The Polls On November 7th To Cast Ballots In Local, Statewide Elections

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New Study Proves One Vote Can Turn an Election in North Carolina

A new study from the nonpartisan voting rights group Democracy North Carolina shows that in a surprising number of cases a handful of votes can determine who wins or loses, especially in odd- year municipal elections like those now underway across the state.

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North Carolina Legislators Are Rigging the Courts

Our judges should be fair, independent and removed from politics. But if our state legislature is appointing them, the politicians will cherry pick judges who tilt the scales based on political ideology and not fairness.

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Greater Health & Wellness

Supersizing Urban America: Black Neighborhoods Targeted by Fast Food Chains

African Americans are 1.5 times more likely to be obese than white Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control

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The Faulty Beliefs That Have Led to Republican Dysfunction on Health Care

As we watch for a new version of a Senate health care bill today, an outside observer might think that

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Ogie Shaw: Winning the Mental Battle of Physical Fitness and Obesity

Physical Fitness Does Not Have to Be Complicated This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of

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Greater Business News

Well-Known Companies That You Probably Didn’t Know Have Black CEOs

Thanks to several diversity initiatives, there are quite a few Black CEOs that run major, well-known companies. Here are just just a few …

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Financial Literacy to Underserved Markets Through an Innovative Social Media Contest

Hope Credit Union will launch its Facebook video contest.  The goal of this promotion is to introduce its broad range of community development and financial literacy …

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Podcast/Web Series Addressing African American Struggles With Debt

The series, dubbed The Sound of Melanin is addressing issues affecting African Americans is set to premier during Black History Month.

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