WHEREAS, the right to vote is a fundamental right of American citizenship guaranteed by the constitution;
WHEREAS, in 1787 black people were slaves and declared and counted as 3/5 of a person for representation in the United States House of Representatives and not allowed to vote at the founding of this country;
WHEREAS, in 1835 the voting rights of free black property owners were eliminated by the North Carolina Constitution;
American Families Taking ‘Divergent Paths,’ Study Finds: Inequality Linked to ‘Marriage-Go-Round’ Among Some Groups
COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a period of relative calm during the 1990s, rapid changes in American families began anew during the 2000s, a new analysis suggests.
OU College of Engineering Hosts International WaTER Conference and Prize -- Norman, Okla. -- The WaTER (Water Technologies for Emerging Regions) Center at the University of Oklahoma is bringing together researchers and advocates from around the world to focus on the life-sustaining resource – clean water. The center reports more children die each year due to unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene than AIDS and malaria combined. This is not due to water scarcity, but rather poverty, inequality and government failures that result in poor or dangerous water quality. Left: Oko-Williams
RALEIGH — NCDOT equipment operators captured three top-three finishes in the individual competition and fourth place overall in the Southeast Regional Equipment Operator Roadeo held in Lexington, KY on Wednesday. The event is an annual competition held to recognize the skills and talents of state transportation department employees throughout the southeast United States who operate heavy equipment and vehicles.
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Public Forum Series Aimed at Developing Creative Strategies for Engaging Political, Cultural and Social Conflicts
Launching Monday on the Stanford Campus, SocialxDesign to Host Public Forum Series Aimed at Developing Creative Strategies for Engaging Political, Cultural and Social Conflicts
PALO ALTO, CALIF. -- SocialxDesign -- a social technology consulting firm with offices in Washington, DC and Silicon Valley -- today announced that it will be launching a new global initiative called "Peace by Design" (PxD). Beginning with an interactive forum on Sept. 9 on behalf of the Sikh American community at Stanford University, the initiative will engage leaders around the world on co-creating strategies for engaging conflict across different geographic and political boundaries.
On behalf of the thousands of North Carolina NAACP members, and the hundreds of thousands of progressive Black, White, and Brown North Carolinians who are a part of the HKonJ Peoples Coalition and the Moral Monday-Forward Together Movement that we work with, I speak with full support and confidence about the tough decision my brother, President Benjamin Todd Jealous, made over the weekend to step down from the Presidency of the national NAACP, effective at the end of 2013.
RALEIGH — The Complete 540 study for the southeast extension of the Triangle Expressway is once again underway following a two-year delay. The Complete 540 project will provide a more direct route and quicker access to RTP, the RDU airport, and major employment and activity centers along NC 540 for rapidly growing communities south and east of Raleigh. Completing 540 will connect the final section of the outer loop from Holly Springs to Knightdale.
Grandmothers who care for their grandkids fulltime need help for depression and family strains, report researchers from the Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.
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