NAACP http://wunc.org en 15 Moral Monday Protesters Arrested While Chanting, Holding Signs Outside NC Senate Chamber http://wunc.org/post/15-moral-monday-protesters-arrested-while-chanting-holding-signs-outside-nc-senate-chamber <p>Fifteen protesters holding signs calling for North Carolina lawmakers to expand Medicaid and unemployment benefits were arrested after refusing to stop chanting and leave an area outside of the state Senate chambers on Monday night.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:49:23 +0000 Jorge Valencia 37799 at http://wunc.org 15 Moral Monday Protesters Arrested While Chanting, Holding Signs Outside NC Senate Chamber Durham Community Groups Want End To Alleged Police "Racial Profiling" http://wunc.org/post/durham-community-groups-want-end-alleged-police-racial-profiling <p></p><p>Community organizations and faith-based groups in Durham are calling for a series of measures to help end what they call "racial profiling" by the Durham Police Department.</p><p>Representatives of the NAACP, Durham Congregations in Action, Fostering Alternatives in Drug Enforcement -- or FADE -- and several other groups are pushing for five main changes.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:36:04 +0000 Leoneda Inge 36017 at http://wunc.org Durham Community Groups Want End To Alleged Police "Racial Profiling" Challenges To NC’s Voter ID Law Will Be Heard After 2014 Elections http://wunc.org/post/challenges-nc-s-voter-id-law-will-be-heard-after-2014-elections <p>A federal judge has ruled that challenges to the North Carolina law that requires voters to show identification at polling stations will not be heard until after the mid-term elections of 2014.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jorge Valencia 27317 at http://wunc.org Challenges To NC’s Voter ID Law Will Be Heard After 2014 Elections TV Exchange Sparks Partisan Debate http://wunc.org/post/tv-exchange-sparks-partisan-debate <p>When <a href="http://www.naacpnc.org/">NC NAACP </a>President William Barber sparred with state budget director Art Pope about the state’s political policies, it made headlines. The exchange spun off of a press conference where Barber announced plans to picket stores owned by Pope.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:52:44 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 26943 at http://wunc.org NC Budget Chief Debates With Top Critic http://wunc.org/post/nc-budget-chief-debates-top-critic <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Rev. William Barber, who led weekly protests this year against laws passed by North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature, gathered with a few of his supporters Monday outside the state budget office to criticize a man they say supports policies that hurt poor people.</span></p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:28:42 +0000 Jorge Valencia 26725 at http://wunc.org NC Budget Chief Debates With Top Critic NAACP Convention Welcomes "Moral Monday Arrestees" http://wunc.org/post/naacp-convention-welcomes-moral-monday-arrestees <p></p><p></p><p>The people who were arrested at the Moral Monday protests at the state legislature will be recognized Thursday at the annual <a href="http://www.naacpnc.org/">NAACP state convention</a>.</p><p>More than 900 people were arrested during the Moral Monday protests against Republican policy in Raleigh.&nbsp; One of them was Gann Herman.</p><p>&ldquo;We are part of a growing coalition.&nbsp; We come from a lot of different organizations and churches,&quot; said Gann Herman.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 02:51:12 +0000 Leoneda Inge 23901 at http://wunc.org NAACP Convention Welcomes "Moral Monday Arrestees" NAACP Radio Ad Attacks Voting Law Changes http://wunc.org/post/naacp-radio-ad-attacks-voting-law-changes <p></p><p></p><p>The state <a href="http://www.naacpnc.org/">NAACP</a> has started airing <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6FBLK5gVv8">radio ads</a> across North Carolina to educate voters on the new law.&nbsp; The radio ad features the booming voice of Reverend William Barber &ndash; state NAACP president.</p><p>&ldquo;Election day is one time we are all equal, whether you are young or old, rich or poor.&nbsp; When we vote we all have the same say, that is unless you live in North Carolina,&quot; said Barber in this ad.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 23296 at http://wunc.org NAACP Radio Ad Attacks Voting Law Changes NAACP, Advocacy Organizations Challenge Voter ID Bill In Lawsuit http://wunc.org/post/naacp-advocacy-organizations-file-suit-against-state-after-mccrory-signs-voter-id-bill <p>Several advocacy organizations have <a href="http://www.aclu.org/voting-rights/aclu-and-southern-coalition-social-justice-file-challenge-north-carolinas-voter">filed suit against the state of North Carolina </a>after Governor Pat McCrory signed broad-based voting reform.&nbsp; Earlier today, leaders with the NAACP spoke out against the law. Reverend William Barber said it unfairly targets African-American voters.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:31:17 +0000 Dave DeWitt 20721 at http://wunc.org NAACP, Advocacy Organizations Challenge Voter ID Bill In Lawsuit As Moral Monday Goes On The Road, A New Question Surfaces: Can This Movement Last? http://wunc.org/post/moral-monday-goes-road-new-question-surfaces-can-movement-last <p></p><div id="divRpF145081"><p></p>Today is the first Monday in thirteen weeks without an NAACP led Moral Monday rally outside the Capitol in Raleigh. But the protests aren’t over. Rev. William Barber, leader of the <a href="http://www.naacpnc.org/">North Carolina NAACP,</a> says he’s taking Moral Monday on the road, all throughout the state. The road trip starts today in Asheville.<br><p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:21:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 20161 at http://wunc.org As Moral Monday Goes On The Road, A New Question Surfaces: Can This Movement Last? Protesters Crowd Legislature For Fifth 'Moral Monday' http://wunc.org/post/protesters-crowd-legislature-fifth-moral-monday <p>151 people were arrested at the General Assembly Monday night. It was the fifth “Moral Monday” demonstration at the legislature, and it was the largest yet.</p><p>Police estimate that at least a thousand people crowded the mall behind the building to protest Republican policies on everything from education to tax cuts.&nbsp; They started gathering on the Halifax Mall late yesterday afternoon. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 11:00:22 +0000 Jessica Jones 16520 at http://wunc.org Protesters Crowd Legislature For Fifth 'Moral Monday'