African-American http://wfae.org en Juneteenth Festival Focuses On Celebration, Education http://wfae.org/post/juneteenth-festival-focuses-celebration-education <p>Thousands gathered at Independence Park in Charlotte this weekend to celebrate Juneteenth. That's short for June 19th. The date back in 1865, it's believed, that the last remaining black slaves learned that they were free.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:13:16 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 52985 at http://wfae.org Juneteenth Festival Focuses On Celebration, Education Romney Faces Tough Task In Getting Minority Votes http://wfae.org/post/romney-faces-tough-task-getting-minority-votes <p>The slightest change in support can tip the North Carolina vote in favor of President Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney.</p><p>An Elon University poll released this week shows they&nbsp;are in a statistical dead heat heading into the final week of campaigning.&nbsp;They are appealing to an electorate that’s undergone significant change. U.S. Census figures show minorities accounted for 35 percent of North Carolina’s population growth in the last decade.</p><p>So we looked at the influence of the minority vote and the challenges Romney has in capturing it.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 03:23:29 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 14812 at http://wfae.org Romney Faces Tough Task In Getting Minority Votes