The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP has added more plaintiffs to its federal lawsuit challenging a sweeping new elections law crafted by Republican lawmakers.
Voters in Orangeburg have elected Michael C. Butler as the city’s first African-American mayor.
While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?
The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.
Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.
Five North Carolina congressmen are among those calling for a stamp to honor the life of John Hope Franklin, the famous African-American historian who taught at Duke University.