North Carolina

@kwellscomm @PraiseIndy PraiseIndy.com Local & National News  — Good day to you on this day that the NCAA Tournament continues and Indy’s number four-seed Butler takes the court tonight to do battle with number one seed…North Carolina. (More on that below in sports…) Only one of Indiana’s Republican congressmen remains unsure about the GOP plan to move past Obamacare. […]

@kwellscomm @PraiseIndy PraiseIndy.com News & Sports  —  Good day to you on a chilly Monday that happens to be National K9 Veterans Day and National Napping Day (in which a nap sounds great after losing an hour due the weekend’s time change). Today is also National Jewel Day, National Earmuff Day, and National Good Samaritan Day–those last two might come in […]

In this edition of Faith Walking, Erica Campbell says that in these turbulent times more than ever, we really have to lean on our faith. She speaks on the violent riots that have sprung up from protests, particularly in North Carolina, after the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police. As […]

In this edition of Faith Walking, Erica Campbell talks about the tense climate of 2016 in which we have seen countless people get murdered by police, over and over again. With the protests that have been sparked in North Carolina and Oklahoma in the last few days, Erica notes that rioting and destructive behavior can’t […]

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is calling out the Republicans in North Carolina for making it harder for Black people to vote in the state. The state board of elections voted to reduce early voting hours in 23 counties. Back in 2008, early voting hours were increased in 70 counties. The board also slashed Sunday […]

SCOTUS ruled that NC's voter I.D. law will be put on hold for the 2016 election. But will Black Republicans address the injustice?

On Wednesday after a three-day hearing, Judge Hudson vacated the double murder-conviction based on a trail of DNA evidence, again citing reasonable doubt, which included misconduct on behalf of the police and prosecutor.

Friends and neighbors held a vigil for the North Carolina deaf man fatally shot by a state trooper. So far the police have been silent about the deadly encounter.

Gov. Bel and President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency, freeing up funds for flood related assistance.

A White man claiming to be a neighborhood watch member in Raleigh, North Carolina, has been charged for the murder of a Black man. Chad Copley was inside his garage on Sunday when he fired a shotgun and hit 20-year-old Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas. Before the fatal shooting, Copley called 911 several times to complain about what he described as […]

Republican-led voter ID restrictions, which negatively impacted people of color, suffered a major blow last week in three states. On Friday in North Carolina, a federal judge rolled back obstructive voting measures. They included requiring a photo ID card to vote, reducing the number of early voting days, and prohibiting same-day voter registration. The 83-page decision […]

The fight continues against the North Carolina bill that will essentially gut three historically Black universities. Proposed bill SB-873 would lower the tuition at five universities to the point that they will no longer be self-sufficient. The Million Hoodies Movement for Justice Greensboro chapter has organized a “Week of Action Against SB-873,” with protests scheduled to begin on Wednesday […]