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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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Federal Court Appoints for Special Master in Racial Gerrymander Case Requested by NC NAACP

NC NAACP President Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, said, “NC NAACP has made it clear that we will not rest until we ensure that the voices of the people who have been directly affected by this egregious discrimination are fully present …

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101 Black History Questions You Never Thought to Ask in His New Book

Dr. Anderson is a bold thinker with exceptional ability to analyze historical patterns. He explains the increase in anti-black expressions since the historic 2016 election and excites a younger generation of blacks …

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Strategies to Help Millennials Build an Endless Source of Self-Funding and Capital

Whether struggling with more bills than pay, working to maintain/develop a good credit score, thriving with more income than ever, or considering plans for retirement, The Human Equity Line of Credit™ can be applied on any income.

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Billions Spent on Low Income College Students — But Half of Them Don’t Even Graduate!

Research showed that one reason may be that low-income students receiving Pell grants tend to choose colleges that have lower graduation rates to begin with. Another reason may be that the data is not complete and, therefore, does not depict an entirely accurate picture.

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Woman Entrepreneur Makes History After Raising $1 Million For Her Legal Tech Startup

Entrepreneurs in general are challenged with finding capital to start or expand their businesses. But it is substantially more difficult for Black women entrepreneurs who receive only 0.2 percent of overall venture capital dollars.

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NAACP Responds to Dallas Cowboys Owner’s Comments on Players’ Right to Free Speech

This is not an issue about our flag, this is an issue about police brutality, (racism, and the ability of members of the NFL whose communities are disproportionately impacted by police misconduct to peacefully say enough.

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ALC Panel Encourages High School Students to Pursue STEM Careers

The STEM field is important to our country, it’s critical to jobs in the 21st century. Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) kicked off the conversation focused on opportunities for underrepresented youth.

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Greater Health & Wellness

New Tips to Ease Recovery from Addiction

Those recovering from an addiction know what a major challenge the process can be on the body and mind, as

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Governor Cooper Announces $31 Million Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic in NC

North Carolina is a recipient of more than $31 million to address the opioid crisis RALEIGH — North Carolina is a

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Why There Are Costs to Moral Outrage

Many Americans are morally outraged that U.S. President Donald Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey, who had been investigating

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Greater Business News

Oprah Used to Be the World’s Richest Black Woman Until This Woman Came Along!

Folorunsho does a lot of public speaking and also shares valuable wisdom about life in her books. She is the author of several best-selling books including The Cry of Widows and Orphans, a resource material for policy makers and legislators

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After Eight Years, Black-Owned Company Wins $700 Million to Redevelop South Central LA

The proposal was made by Black-owned Capri Investment Group, headquartered in Chicago, and includes homes for low-income earners and an expanded and revitalized shopping mall.

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CEO/ Philanthropist Wins $15K Competition; Launches Summit To Empower Girls

When girls come together at Day of the Girl Buffalo 2017, they can share their own perspective on what really matters to them and teach themselves, adults, boys, and other girl’s new ways of thinking about gender issues.

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