Category: National News

Race-Based Disparities in Infant Mortality and Premature Births

The National Center for Health Statistics (part of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has released its most recent infant mortality rates for Read more »

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Hate Groups Thrive in the South

The Southern Poverty Law Center has tracked hate groups for decades. They count 784 “active hate groups” across the U.S., and more than a third Read more »

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Confederate Battle Flag Comes Down in South Carolina

Columbia, SC – Cheers could be heard for miles around as the Confederate battle flag was removed Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10 a.m., from Read more »

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South Carolina Legislature Moves to Take Down Confederate Flag

The debate was on-going and heated in the South Carolina House of Representatives. In a surprise vote shortly after 1 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, Read more »

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Moral Monday Movement Coming Up in Winston Salem

The Forward Together and Moral Monday Movement is sponsoring a mass voting rights march in Winston-Salem on Monday, July 13. The march is timed to Read more »

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Remarks by the President in Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney

College of Charleston – Charleston, South Carolina President Obama:  Giving all praise and honor to God. The Bible calls us to hope.  To persevere, and Read more »

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North Carolina Governor McCrory Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling  

Raleigh, N.C.— Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, stating that states cannot Read more »

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Supreme Court Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal in U. S.

WASHINGTON, DC — In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court on Friday has ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide, establishing a new civil Read more »

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South Carolina Governor Introduces Possible Legislation to Remove Confederate Flag

COLUMBIA, SC – In the wake of the mass murders of nine people in Emmanuel AME Church, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley stood with a Read more »

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Asheville Pastor Has Family Ties in Charleston, SC Shooting

ASHEVILLE, NC — As people across the nation are still processing the horrendous acts of racial violence in Charleston, South Carolina, more than 350 people Read more »

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