Tag Archives: North Carolina

North Carolina Charity Threatened With Arrest For Feeding Homeless People

By Scott Keyes A group that for years has handed out food to the homeless in Raleigh every weekend was threatened with arrest if they continued their charity work. This past Saturday, Rev. Hugh Hollowell and other members of Love Wins … Continue reading

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Speaking in Raleigh, Colin Powell blasts North Carolina voting law

By John Murawski & John Frank Moments after Gov. Pat McCrory left the stage, former Secretary of State Colin Powell took aim at North Carolina’s new voting law Thursday, saying it hurts the Republican Party, punishes minority voters and makes … Continue reading

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Building a New Racial Justice Movement

By Rinku Sen This week, the nation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with events in Washington, D.C., and many other cities. A hot summer of race news—Moral Mondays to preserve voting … Continue reading

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McCrory Vetoes Welfare Drug Testing Bill

By Joseph Diebold North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) vetoed a bill Thursday that would have mandated drug testing for some public benefits applicants in the state, calling it an expensive and ineffective way to fight drug addiction. “Drug testing … Continue reading

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North Carolina Governor Signs America’s Worst Voter Suppression Bill Into Law

By Ian Millhiser On Monday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law a massive voter suppression bill compiling numerous different provisions used to restrict voting in other states. Among other things, the bill includes a strict voter ID law, … Continue reading

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5 Terrible Acts of Voter Discrimination the Voting Rights Act Prevented—But Won’t Anymore

By Lauren Williams President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law 48 years ago today. But in June, the conservative justices on the Supreme Court struck down a major section of the law, freeing jurisdictions with … Continue reading

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Why Is No One Fighting for the Voting Rights of Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners?

By Harry J. Enten Voter identification laws have Democrats up in arms. One of the reasons, as Nate Cohn illustrated last week, is that they disproportionately affected non-white and Democratic voters in North Carolina. This effect, however, only would have … Continue reading

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NC approves compensation for victims of forced sterilization

By Elizabeth Cohen It was a horrific chapter in American history, but now some people who were sterilized against their will by the government may be getting compensation for what they endured. After going back and forth on the issue … Continue reading

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Stand-alone emergency rooms popping up

  By Phil Galewitz   When Lisa Boncler gashed the side of her head on the gate to her front yard, she immediately called her neighbor for a ride to the emergency room.   In this fast-growing Houston suburb, six … Continue reading

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After Ruling, States Rush to Enact Voting Laws

By Michael Cooper State officials across the South are aggressively moving ahead with new laws requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls after the Supreme Court decision striking down a portion of the Voting Rights Act. The Republicans … Continue reading

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