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Shirtless male models and party buses are being offered to encourage female students at North Carolina State University to get out and vote during the Nov. 4 midterm elections.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Ruling: No Same-Day Registration In NC Election

Supreme Court blocked an appeals court ruling that put limits on early voting and voter registration on hold.

10/08/2014

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Groups Complain NC Schools Keep Immigrant Kids Out

Civil rights groups want the U.S. Justice Department to launch a federal investigation into whether North Carolina school districts are refusing to enroll some immigrant children although public schools are required to take all comers.

02/18/2014

Head football coach of Mooresville High School, Hal Capps, has been ordered to stop baptizing players and leading them in prayer following criticism from a national organization promoting constitutional separation of church and state. (Photo credit SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

NC High School Football Coach Ordered To Cease Baptisms, Leading Prayers

Head football coach of Mooresville High School, Hal Capps, has been ordered to stop baptizing players and leading them in prayer following criticism from a national organization promoting constitutional separation of church and state.

02/02/2014

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Top 10 Best MLK Quotes

(CBS Charlotte) — In addition to being a minister and an activist, Martin Luther King Jr. was also a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement. He was well-known for using the power of words […]

CBS Charlotte–01/20/2014

File photo of Gov. Pat McCrory.  (credit: Takaaki Iwabu/Getty Images)

NC Lawyers Reject Arguments In Election Lawsuits

Attorneys for the state of North Carolina and Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday requested that a pair of federal lawsuits challenging substantial changes to portions of a law overhauling elections in the state be dismissed.

10/21/2013

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Civil Rights Leader Chambers’ Funeral On Thursday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been set for North Carolina civil rights giant Julius Chambers. The funeral will be held starting noon Thursday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte. There will be […]

CBS Charlotte–08/06/2013

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NC NAACP To Announce Voter Registration Campaign

The North Caroina chapter of the NAACP is honoring those who served the civil, human and labor rights movements on the anniversary of the killing of organization field secretary Medgar Evers.

06/12/2013

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Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression Efforts

It is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.

11/27/2012

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Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Talk Of A War on Women Contradicted By The Elevation Of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is a glowing example of the heights women are reaching in the United States in recent times. She contradicts the notion thrust forth by President Obama and his political party that there is an alleged-“War on Women”.

10/24/2012

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