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Gov. Pat McCrory Calls NY Ban On State Travel To NC “Political Theater”

Protesters held a rally on Thursday at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center in Charlotte, N.C. (Credit: Travis Dove for The New York Times)

After a long holiday weekend, advocacy groups working against anti-LGBT legislatures, including the ACLU and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo began action against North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory for signing a ban on anti-discriminatory legislation into law. On Monday, Governor Cuomo released a statement and executive order banning non-essential travel …

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N.C. House Votes To Outlaw LGBT Protections In Outrageous Move On Behalf Of Discrimination

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On Wednesday the North Carolina General Assembly approved HB2, the bill which would block local governments from passing non-discrimination measures based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  The legislation was able to clear the General Assembly in under nine hours. This comes primarily as an attack on Charlotte, which decided earlier …

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Body of Akiel Denkins Finally Returned To Family, Raleigh’s Black Community Fear Justice Will Not Be Served

Akiel Denkins was shot and killed by a police officer Monday (Source: Facebook)

"This is our Chicago, this is our New York, this is our Cleveland!" Rally continues in SE Raleigh. #AkielDenkins pic.twitter.com/Y8AQE9eecP — Joel Brown (@JoelBrownABC11) March 1, 2016 This morning, Rolanda Byrd received the body of her slain 24-year-old son, Akiel Denkins.  Denkins was shot and killed by a Raleigh police …

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Raleigh Police Officer Opens Fire At Akiel Denkins, Killing The 24-Year-Old Black Male Fleeing Arrest

The shooting happened around 1 p.m. ET at the intersection of Bragg and East streets in Raleigh.

Credit: Patrick Priest/WNCN

Akiel Denkins, a 24-year-old black male was shot and killed Monday by a police officer in Raleigh, NC, apparently while running from the police.  There is some controversy over whether the victim was unarmed. Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown said that Denkins was killed while fleeing when police tried to arrest …

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North Carolina GOP Are Intentionally Suppressing Black Votes To Maintain Their Majority In State Legislature

Credit: Alice Ollstein/Think Progress

This morning, residents of North Carolina are taking the state to court, arguing that GOP legislators in the state have intentionally designed a new voter ID law to marginalize the growing presence of minority turnout, which increasingly threatens the Republican majority in Raleigh. Via Think Progress: The state is claiming …

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