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LeGendre is the chapter historian for the Greater North Carolina Chapter, 9th & 10th Cavalry Association, and travels across the country (from his home in ... on to become an architect (the first black one in New York, in 1952) and a community activist during the civil rights struggle during the 1960s and '70s.
Former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr published a column last week blasting partisan opposition to Farr, whom he deemed "exceptionally well qualified" and ... Sessions' predecessor, Hebert acknowledged, had attempted to block a civil rights investigation in Alabama, not Sessions himself.

North Carolina skywatchers have a chance in a few days to watch a rare event: a blue moon, supermoon and total lunar eclipse. ... the White House, America was about a year into Reconstruction from the civil war and Congress was gathering votes to override Johnson's veto of the civil rights Act of 1866, ...
Dole represented Kansas, but he functioned almost as North Carolina's third senator at times, looking out for state interests such as the federal ... Dole worked with Democrats to put together bi-partisan compromises on Social Security, civil rights and programs such as food stamps and school lunches.
The decision makes North Carolina the second state this month to announce that it will allow its prisoners to read "The New Jim Crow," a best-selling book by the civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander about the connection between racism and mass incarceration. New Jersey, also prompted by a state ...

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will meet Feb. 2 in Raleigh, N.C., the state where the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked a trial court's order to redraw the state's congressional map in a gerrymandering case. "From Reconstruction to the present, North Carolina has played a central role in the ...
"Florida disenfranchises more of its citizens than Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee ... The US civil rights Commission launched a major investigation into the 2000 election fiasco, and its acting general counsel, Edward Hailes, did the math the best ...
This is in line with the interpretation advanced by the Office of civil rights of the Department of Health and Human Services on HIPAA-related ransomware incidents, but it would be the first state notification statute to explicitly include ransomware in the definition of a breach. Inclusion of ransomware in the ...
The need-based scholarships will recognize people who helped unite and strengthen the Carolina community through their work and advocacy, like Daniel Pollitt, a school of Law professor who fought to desegregate Chapel Hill and advance civil rights in North Carolina, and Susie Marshall Sharp, the first ...
The trail includes locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. It also features the District Of Columbia, with attractions including the Lincoln Memorial, the National Museum of ...
RALEIGH -- Thousands of women gathered in cities across North Carolina to mark cities on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration to build support for an agenda on issues like abortion, immigration and civil rights. The Charlotte Observer reports police said at least 5,000 ...
Abortion rights groups, facing a hostile administration, are supporting grassroots campaigns at the state level, but in North Carolina, there's little support for expanding ... On Friday, the department's Office for civil rights announced a rule to enforce "conscience protections" in the health care system.
Fourteen states stretching from Kansas to Delaware, including North Carolina and all of the Deep South, are joining to promote the U.S. civil rights Trail, which will highlight about 130 sites linked to the modern civil rights movement. The joint effort was unveiled as part of the MLK holiday weekend.
"The truth is," Foushee said, "America is more divided now than in the pre-civil rights Era. ... Foushee also took aim more locally in her speech, targeting the "Silent Sam" Confederate memorial on the UNC campus and the Republican supermajority in the North Carolina legislature, which has moved to limit ...
Set in Durham, North Carolina, in 1971, Ann Atwater, a single mother of two and grassroots civil rights activist, meets Claiborne Paul (C.P.) Ellis, a married father to a son with disabilities who happens to be president of his local KKK chapter. There is a crisis over the desegregation of a local high school, ...
"I think the people of North Carolina and their flagship institution can do much better," she said. "We certainly hope that that UNC Center for civil rights will do the research and work with the Chambers Center to continue to get those resources from the University out to these client communities, these North ...

As the nation honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior this weekend, southern states are banding together to promote civil rights tourism. ... The trail includes locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, ...
(CNN) Tuesday's ruling by a three-judge federal panel that the North Carolina congressional map is unconstitutional due to the fact that it was drawn primarily with political motives in ... More generally, courts have been offering increasingly robust protections of voting rights, and other civil rights, of late.
In the wave of civil rights Movement sit-ins, King visited Durham and went to Woolworth's with Rev. Douglas ... Michaux was a graduate student at the then-North Carolina college at Durham -- now N.C. Central University -- and was living at home with his parents, Henry Sr. and Isadore. King came to the ...
civil rights leaders are calling on the Senate to reject Thomas Farr, President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal court in North Carolina. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, called Farr "a product of the modern white supremacist machine." Farr is the latest in a string of federal ...
Attorneys who previously worked for a civil rights center at the University of North Carolina have set up a separate law practice named for the man whose work ... They have acquired the former caseload of the UNC Center for Civil rights now that UNC system policy prevents that center from litigating cases.
The court is already considering two other major tests of partisan gerrymandering, from Wisconsin and Maryland. It said its stay in the North Carolina case will remain in place until those other cases are decided. The American civil rights Union, a conservative civil rights group founded by Robert Carleson, ...
WASHINGTON ― Despite protests by civil rights leaders, the Senate voted Thursday to advance a judicial nominee who helped draft North Carolina's voter suppression law, defended racially discriminatory gerrymandering and may have lied to the Senate about his role in disenfranchising black voters ...
(CNN) Tuesday's ruling by a three-judge federal panel that the North Carolina congressional map is unconstitutional due to the fact that it was drawn primarily with political motives in ... More generally, courts have been offering increasingly robust protections of voting rights, and other civil rights, of late.
When North Carolina's legislative leaders were ordered to redraw the state's 13 Congressional Districts in 2016, they gave their hired mapmaker an explicit ... The law, which has been partially but not fully repealed, also barred cities from enacting certain labor standards and civil-rights protections.
Friedman, Vasquez Heilig told attendees at the two-day Summit for civil rights, had called for the privatization of U.S. schools, but today's charter school ... efforts to integrate schools by socioeconomic status has shown promise, such as Lexington, Kentucky, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina.
population data from the census are used for the reapportionment of congressional seats and the redistricting of North Carolina's state and local government political districts. Just as importantly, census data are used in civil rights and voting rights enforcement. The information is used to protect access to ...
Disability rights North Carolina filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the Carowinds Amusement Park in Charlotte discriminates against people with disabilities. ... The Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal civil rights law, prohibits businesses from discriminating against people with disabilities. A business ...
Roscigno co-authored the book "The Voice of Southern Labor: Radio, music, and textile Strikes, 1929-1934" (University of Minnesota Press/2004). Stasio also talks with Mary D. Williams, traditional gospel singer and educator, about the role of African-American spirituals during the civil rights movement of ...
Regarding "Center for civil rights lawyers have been fired ahead of schedule" (Dec. 2): The phrase defining people as "down and out" is a good title for what is going on in North Carolina. These people who were already down because they could not afford attorneys to argue their cases have been pushed ...
RALEIGH -- Disability rights North Carolina has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Carowinds Amusement Park discriminates against people with disabilities. ... The Americans With Disabilities Act, a federal civil rights law, prohibits businesses from discriminating against people with disabilities.
The sentence, which was within the range of federal guidelines, was pronounced in Federal District Court in Charleston about seven months after Mr. Slager pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of Walter L. Scott when he shot and killed him in April 2015. The case against Mr. Slager is one of the few ...
One challenger, civil rights attorney Anita Earls, has announced her bid. It's not too early to launch a statewide campaign. But planning ahead this time is difficult because of the court-shifting agenda already begun by Republican lawmakers. They have: . Put partisan labels on all judicial elections.
To dig or not to dig, that's the question in a federal lawsuit that several environmental and civil rights groups filed this week involving coal ash pollution from a large storage basin at the Belews Creek steam Station in Stokes County. The lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for North Carolina's Middle District ...
CHAPEL HILL -- The University of North Carolina Law school's Center for civil rights is cutting ties with the university system. Center lawyers Mark Dorosin and Elizabeth Haddix, who were fired Nov. 30, have filed paperwork moving the organization from under the UNC umbrella. The new center ...
... to show Muslims committing acts of violence, several British lawmakers slammed Trump as "racist," with one saying he should be arrested for "inciting racial hatred" if he visit the United Kingdom. During his presidential campaign, Trump's request to visit a civil rights museum in North Carolina was denied.
Dr. William J. Barber II, a black minister and civil rights leader from North Carolina, and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, a white theologian originally from Milwaukee, will announce a revival of Dr. King's campaign, which stalled when he was assassinated in 1968. Organizers now hope to mount large protests on ...
Now, the staff attorneys are starting their own non-profit called, Julius L. Chambers Center for civil rights. The Chambers Center that will continue their mission of challenging discriminatory policies and practices that impact minorities in North Carolina. The center mainly represents low-income clients pro ...
"The University has been working to wind down the advocacy and litigation work of the Center for civil rights since the Board of Governor's September decision, and following the recent action by the state bar, Dean Brinkley informed the law school that work would be accelerated," the statement said.
Respected civil rights advocate John Hope Franklin has received a long overdue honor just in time for the holidays. A professor, author and researcher who passed away in 2009 at the age of 94, it was announced on Monday that a portion of Interstate 85 in North Carolina has been named "John H.
DURHAM, N.C. - Part of Interstate 85 in North Carolina has been named for civil rights historian John Hope Franklin. The Herald-Sun of Durham reports part of I-85 in Durham was named the John H. Franklin Highway on Monday. A lifetime dedicated to the betterment of others takes true passion, ...
Part of Interstate 85 in North Carolina has been named for civil rights historian John Hope Franklin. Nov. 28, 2017, at 11:52 ... Franklin was from Oklahoma and spent his early academic career teaching at St. Augustine's University in Raleigh and then at North Carolina Central University in Durham. While in ...
... Arkansas; the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, which desegregated the courts in the Deep South; and the Woolworth's lunch counter (now the International civil rights Center and Museum) in Greensboro, North Carolina, where four black students launched the sit-in movement on February 1, ...
North Carolina farm workers and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit this week challenging a state law that inhibits the ability of farm ... The suit argues that the North Carolina Farm Act of 2017, Senate Bill 617, impedes farm workers' First Amendment right to participate in unions, and ...
Anita Earls, a lawyer who has played a major role in lawsuits challenging North Carolina's redistricting plans as well as its voter ID law and other voting ... Legislators and other civil rights lawyers were by her side as she said some of the proposed changes to the courts are what prompted her to run.
North Carolina farmworkers and a coalition of civil rights groups - including the SPLC - filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a state law that guts the ... The lawsuit argues that the North Carolina Farm Act of 2017 impedes farmworkers' First Amendment right to participate in unions, and asserts that the ...
A prominent civil rights attorney announced Wednesday morning that she will make a bid to move to the other side of the bench next year. Anita Earls, who is the Executive Director of the Southern Coalition for social justice (SCSJ), will run for a North Carolina Supreme Court seat in the 2018 election, ...
... to significantly reshape the courts that decide thousands of civil rights, ... North Carolina, a region that, despite its sizeable black population, ...
She grew up in rural Littleton, North Carolina and worked with organizations like the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in the ...


 

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