Tag:N.C. NAACP

  • NAACP accuses auditor, senator of racism amid corruption probe

    The president of the state chapter of the NAACP is leveling accusations of racism and white supremacy against auditor Beth Wood and state Sen. Lisa Barnes, R-Nash, over Wood’s investigation of corruption in the Rocky Mount City Council and Barnes’ proposed legislation intended to address it. “The truth is that…

  • CJ politics week in review, April 6-10

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s this week’s review: Prison lawsuit: The N.C. NAACP, the ACLU of North Carolina, and the Disability Rights North Carolina, have filed…

  • Federal court to block N.C. voter ID law … for now

    A federal court gave North Carolinians who adopted a constitutional amendment requiring voter ID a late lump of coal. U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Biggs and Magistrate Judge Patrick Auld issued a notice Thursday, Dec. 26, saying the court will put the law implementing the constitutional amendment on hold. They’re…

  • Latest voter ID bill has wide support, but legal challenges loom

    A bipartisan bill to implement the state’s new constitutional amendment requiring photo identification to vote whisked through the Senate Select Committee on Elections by unanimous vote. A second round of debate in the Senate Rules Committee and a second floor vote are set for Wednesday, Nov. 28.

  • NAACP, environmentalists ask court to strike down four amendments

    The N.C. Conference of the NAACP and Clean Air Carolina are asking Wake County Superior Court to strip four proposed constitutional amendments from the Nov. 6 general election ballot. The lawsuit argues the amendments are vague, incomplete, and misleading — and that the General Assembly itself is an…