NAACP http://wfae.org en 150 Protest Grand Jury's Decision Not To Indict In Shooting of Jonathan Ferrell http://wfae.org/post/150-protest-grand-jurys-decision-not-indict-shooting-jonathan-ferrell <p><br />More than 150 people rallied at a church in northeast Charlotte Thursday night to protest a grand jury decision not to indict a Charlotte police officer for the death of an unarmed man he shot 10 times.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:58:08 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 43607 at http://wfae.org 150 Protest Grand Jury's Decision Not To Indict In Shooting of Jonathan Ferrell N.C. NAACP President William Barber Defends ‘Dummy’ Remark http://wfae.org/post/nc-naacp-president-william-barber-defends-dummy-remark <p>North Carolina NAACP President William Barber is standing by his characterization of the U.S. Senate’s only African-American Republican as a ventriloquist’s “dummy.”</p><p>Barber made the comment Sunday night in Columbia. In a talk about what he called “right-wing extremism,” he criticized African Americans who he said aren’t following the spirit of Martin Luther King. He singled out Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:56:19 +0000 Jim Morrill 43563 at http://wfae.org NC Leaders Have To File Court Response To Voting Lawsuits Monday http://wfae.org/post/nc-leaders-have-file-court-response-voting-lawsuits-monday <p>North Carolina leaders have to lay out some of their arguments Monday for how they'll defend the state's sweeping new voting law from court challenges. Monday is the deadline for the state to file a response to lawsuits brought by the North Carolina NAACP and ACLU.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:47:35 +0000 Michael Tomsic 37632 at http://wfae.org 1,200 Turn Out For 'Moral Monday' Protest In Raleigh http://wfae.org/post/1200-turn-out-moral-monday-protest-raleigh <p>About 80 people were arrested at the state house in Raleigh Monday night. It was the culmination of the latest “Moral Monday”—a series of protests led by the NAACP, against Governor Pat McCrory and Republican legislative leaders. All told, nearly 700 have been arrested in the nine weeks of demonstrations. As the protests have continued to grow, WFAE’s Ben Bradford documented the latest event.</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:45:01 +0000 Ben Bradford 30516 at http://wfae.org 1,200 Turn Out For 'Moral Monday' Protest In Raleigh NAACP Marches Against Voter ID In N.C. http://wfae.org/post/naacp-marches-against-voter-id-nc <p>The NAACP held marches across North Carolina Sunday to voice opposition to a potential voter ID law. The organization also commemorated the 48th anniversary of civil rights marches in Alabama.</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:39:15 +0000 Michael Tomsic 23897 at http://wfae.org NAACP Marches Against Voter ID In N.C.