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Jerry McCrary, Mayor of Parmele, NC on the Hunt for Big Progress

NOTICE TO MAJOR RETAIL CHAINS – If you haven’t already, Jerry McCrary, mayor of Parmele, NC, wants to meet with you about setting up shop there. Not far from U.S. 64 East, Parmele has a bright future, and your business could be a big part of it!

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Robersonville Mayor Tina Michelle Brown Fights for Its Future – GDN Exclusive

Robersonville Mayor Tina Michelle Brown, beyond her profound belief in GOD, has a guiding life principle – “Aim to inspire.”

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Teachey, NC Mayor Supports ACTC – GDN Exclusive, Vol. II, Part XXVII

On November 5, 2019, history was made in the small, southwest Duplin County town of Teachey – population 431, size

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GDN Profiles: Winfall, NC Mayor Fred Yates Says Future Looks Bright

North Carolina towns are doing what they can to attract more industries, small businesses, retail chains and investors so that more jobs can be created. Winfall is no different …

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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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Historic Thousands That Gathered in Raleigh, Despite the Rain

Yesterday’s delegation of resisters shall come to recognize we have a collective soul that will not perish.  A soul that will rise in triumph over every obstacle cast in our path …

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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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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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Special Master Releases Final Recommendations in NC Racial Gerrymandering Case

Special Master tasked with reviewing the North Carolina’s 2017 redistricting plan, submitted a final set of recommendations to the federal Middle District Court of North Carolina earlier today.

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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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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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North Carolina’s Children of Color and Immigrant Children Continue to Face Barriers to Opportunity

For North Carolina to prosper in the future, all children must have the opportunity to succeed. Yet children of color, who will soon make up the majority of children in North Carolina, face persistent barriers to achieving their full potential.

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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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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.

Read More

Historic Thousands That Gathered in Raleigh, Despite the Rain

Yesterday’s delegation of resisters shall come to recognize we have a collective soul that will not perish.  A soul that will rise in triumph over every obstacle cast in our path …

Read More

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 …”

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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).

Read More

Special Master Releases Final Recommendations in NC Racial Gerrymandering Case

Special Master tasked with reviewing the North Carolina’s 2017 redistricting plan, submitted a final set of recommendations to the federal Middle District Court of North Carolina earlier today.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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 …

Read More

North Carolina’s Children of Color and Immigrant Children Continue to Face Barriers to Opportunity

For North Carolina to prosper in the future, all children must have the opportunity to succeed. Yet children of color, who will soon make up the majority of children in North Carolina, face persistent barriers to achieving their full potential.

Read More

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 …

Read More

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.

Read More

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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Lawmakers Seek End to Triple-Digit Interest on Payday and Car-Title Loans

Today, 90 million Americans living in 15 states and D.C. benefit from enacted rate caps of 36 percent or lower. But in the other 35 states, residents remain vulnerable to triple-digit interest rates

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NAACP Honors the Life and Legacy of Alvin Turner

“The NAACP sadly mourns the passing, but honors and celebrates the life, legacy and leadership of Mr. Alvin Turner, a man who was a key participant in the 1968 Memphis, Tennessee sanitation workers’ strike.

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Join Us October 5-7 NC NAACP 74th Convention

We are less than one week away from our 74th Annual State Convention, this year’s theme is “Forward Together Not One Step Back: For Justice We NEVER Sound Retreat.”

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