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North Carolina Supreme Court hears appeals to reinstate death sentences for inmates

North Carolina’s Supreme Court heard arguments about whether it should reinstate death sentences for four inmates whose punishments were reduced. The appeal seeks to challenge the ruling of a law that allowed certain criminal defendants to challenge their sentences on the grounds of racial bias in their prosecutions. 

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Federal prosecutors: North Carolina deputies illegally targeted Latino drivers, sent racist video game to department

According to Federal prosecutors, deputies of a North Carolina sheriff accused of illegally targeting Latino drivers shared links to a racist video game where players shoot people entering the country illegally, including children and pregnant women. 

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Study: North Carolina voting law proves to disenfranchise black voters

According to a Dartmouth University study, North Carolina’s recent changes to the state’s voting laws will disproportionately affect black voters. North Carolina was once included in the Voting Rights Act’s requirement that states and other jurisdictions with a history of racism in voting submit changes to their voting laws to the Justice Department for approval. […]

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Transgender student crowned high school homecoming king, makes history

A 17-year old North Carolina high school student has made history by becoming the first transgender teen crowned Homecoming King in North Carolina. Senior Blake Brockington was nominated by his peers this year to be East Meck High School’s 2014 Homecoming King. The announcement was made during the halftime ceremony inside the school gym Friday night. 

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Charges dropped against cop who shot Jonathan Farrell 10 times due to ‘lack of evidence’

Yesterday we broke news that a North Carolina police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man 10 times as he sought help would not be indicted. At the time, there was not an immediate explanation available for the grand jury’s decision, but we have now learned that a lack of evidence was cited as […]

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School gives 9-year-old Confederate hat as prize

A North Carolina mother is upset at her son’s school after he came home wearing a replica Confederate army hat. 9-year-old Jacob was wearing the new gray hat when he got off the bus earlier this week. 

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Featured Post

Reality Superstar Uses Platform to Motivate Young America

Candice “Dice” Dixon from VH-1′s “La-La’s Full Court Life” is on a mission to motivate. Black Youth Project contributor, Rashad J. Smith, spoke with Dice about her plans for the future to make positive impact on young America. With a Master’s Degree in Occupational and Safety Health Administration from North Carolina A&T, and major celebrity […]

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Featured Article

A(nother) Modest Proposal

To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Example: Queen Latifah agrees to headline Long Beach’s gay pride festival; North Carolina passes Amendment One. Simple Newton, really. While many LGBT advocates assuaged North Carolina’s “Um, no” response to their “We’re just like you–except gay” claim by calling Obama’s tepid #formemyselfpersonally support of same-sex marriage “brave,” as […]

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