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North Carolina Voters Face Unnecessary Obstacles to the Polls

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 14 April 2014 13:26.

National Commission on Voting Rights Hears from Voters at North Carolina Public Hearing -- WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, March 28, 2014 at a National Commission on Voting Rights (NCVR) public hearing, organized by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), voters, activists, and voting rights advocates gathered at the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Rocky Mount, North Carolina to share their experiences of the voting challenges they continue to face in North Carolina. “House Bill 589 reduced the early voting period from 17 days to 10 days, eliminating the first week of early voting,” said Allison Riggs of the Southern Coalition for Justice. “This cut in early voting will be felt most harshly by African-American voters. In both 2008 and 2012 general elections, 70 percent of African-American voters voted early, as compared to about 50 percent of white voters.”

Keatts A Keeper For New-Look Seahawks

Written by Featured Organization on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 11:44.

New Head Men’s Basketball Coach was all smiles at Trask Coliseum. Courtesy: Jeff Janowski/UNCW University Relations. WILMINGTON, NC – Boldly proclaiming, “I’m a winner,” and promising “an exciting brand of basketball” newly-christened UNCW head men’s basketball coach Kevin Keatts said Tuesday that a new day in Seahawk basketball has arrived.Keatts, 41, was named UNCW’s new head coach late last week, but didn’t appear in Wilmington until an introductory press conference and welcome gathering was staged Tuesday afternoon at Trask Coliseum. Keatts previously served as Associate Head Coach at the University of Louisville for Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino.

National Black Programming Consortium’s 180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School addresses the nation’s high school dropout problem

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 07 April 2014 15:28.

NEW YORK (April 4, 2014) — The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC)  documentary series, 180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School, which shines the spotlight on the nation’s educational crisis, has won a Peabody Award, the Pulitzer Prize of electronic media. Jacquie Jones, the executive director of NBPC, will be presented the award on May 19th at the Peabody Awards ceremony at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria.

Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 12:48.

People lie – we know this. People lie to kids – we know this, too. But what happens next? Do children who’ve been lied to lie more themselves? Surprisingly, the question had not been asked experimentally until Chelsea Hays, then an undergraduate student in psychology at the University of California, San Diego, approached professor Leslie Carver with it. Now the pair have a paper out in Developmental Science, suggesting that adult dishonesty does make a difference, and not in a good way.

Death of A Man Refused Help Outside DC Fire Station Ignites National Debate

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 27 March 2014 17:11.

heart health by john travis holtWASHINGTON, DC – February 27, 2014 – Medric Cecil Mills, Jr. suffered a fatal heart attack directly across the street from District of Columbia Fire Engine House 26, while five fire and EMS Department personnel inside refused to provide medical assistance. The outrageous circumstances surrounding Mills’ tragic death has not only captured attention in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, but across the nation. On February 24, the D.C. Council’s Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety held an oversight hearing to review and discuss Mills’ death and the policies and procedures of D.C.’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. 

 

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