Judge releases Dontae Sharpe after 25 years

As I drove to the Pitt County Courthouse last Thursday morning with my wife and sister in tow, I was engulfed by an overwhelming assurance. A winning mixture of justice and victory was in the air. The assurance seemed to emanate from the homegoing service two days before of LaMonte Armstrong, the black man from Guilford County who had been accused of the 1988 killing of Ernestine Compton, a professor at A&T University. Armstrong was convicted on August 21, 1995 and after seventeen long years in prison was released in 2012. Seven years of freedom seemed far too short. Here we were on August 22, 2019 traveling to Pitt County to observe the second evidentiary hearing of Dontae Sharpe, a black m

Equity in Climate Change Adaptation Planning webinar Aug. 22

A Three-part Webinar for the NAACP’s Our Community, Our Power: Advancing Resistance and Resilience in Climate Change Adaptation Thursday, August 22nd and 29th at 8:30 pm EST The Our Communities, Our Power: Advancing Resistance and Resilience in Climate Change Adaptation Action Toolkit is specifically designed for NAACP units and their Environmental and Climate Justice (ECJ) Committees to guide them through the process of establishing an ECJ Committee and developing a climate adaptation plan through a community-driven climate resilience planning process. Join us for a 3-part webinar series that will outline how this toolkit and its strategies can be practiced and maximized in your communities

Orange County Proposed Precinct Changes

To improve the Election Day voting experience for Orange County residents, the Board of Elections is considering several changes to precinct lines in Orange County. "Pursuant to Session Law 2019-16, the Orange County Board of Elections has taken up an offer from the North Carolina State Board of Elections to evaluate our current precincts lines and make recommendations to the State Board of Elections for any changes," said Jamie Cox, Orange County Board of Elections Chair. "As a county where a majority of our voters cast their ballots during the One Stop Early Voting period, we want to use this opportunity to make sure that our precincts are drawn in a way that provides the most convenient e


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