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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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Greater Health & Wellness

Here’s What Really Cuts Black Lives Short!

Among the growing middle- and upper-class African American community, health outcomes are still poorer in African Americans, even when their socioeconomic status is comparable to white Americans.

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Measuring the Implicit Biases We May Not Even Be Aware We Have

Many large-scale disparities we see in society also show up in small-scale studies of behavior. So, how are these inequalities sustained in a country that prides itself on egalitarianism?

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Despite Trump, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment Has Begun in N.C.

No, President Trump and the Republican Congress haven‘t “repealed and replaced” Pres. Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health care law, yet.

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