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AFRICANGLOBE - A Rolesville police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a video showing him slamming a tiny female student to the floor gained national attention Tuesday. The nine-second video posted on Twitter on Tuesday shows Officer Ruben De Los Santos lifting the student into the air and dropping her to the floor before leading her away from a crowd of students at Rolesville High School.
AFRICANGLOBE - As expected, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law a body-camera legislation that essentially defeats the purpose of having body cameras in the first place. Everybody is sick of police officers murdering Black people and using excessive force and not being held accountable. Body cameras are a way to hold police accountable. A bunch of local governments started ordering body cameras and devising sensible policies for how and when body camera footage should be released to the general public. Then a bill surfaced this session that gives near-complete authority over the release of those videos to the police department—the very people body cameras are meant to hold accountable.
AFRICANGLOBE - A predominately Black church in North Carolina was intentionally set ablaze, authorities said. Charlotte fire officials are looking into whether Wednesday morning's arson at Briar Creek Baptist Church was a hate crime.
AFRICANGLOBE - We can safely say that Craig Stephen Hicks fits the profile of the most common type of domestic violent extremist—a white man with grievances and guns.
AFRICANGLOBE - A coalition of church leaders, lawyers and activists in North Carolina have called on federal authorities to aid in the investigation into the mysterious death of Lennon Lacy, an African American teenager found hanging in August from a child’s swing set in the middle of a largely White trailer park.
AFRICANGLOBE - North Carolina — once poster child for the New South — now displays the nightmares spawned by the Tea Party right no longer restrained by the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court’s conservative gang of five disemboweled it in the Shelby case.
AFRICANGLOBE - Venita Short, a daycare worker in Fayetteville, North Carolina was fired from her job allegedly for getting pregnant out of wedlock.
AFRICANGLOBE - They are pursuing a cruel, unusual and unconstitutional agenda reminiscent of the Old South said Rev. Barber. What happens in North Carolina does not stay in North Carolina. It has national implications. North Carolina is ground zero in a national struggle to defend democracy for all.
AFRICANGLOBE- Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue issued pardons Monday to the Wilmington Ten, a group wrongly convicted 40 years ago in a notorious Civil Rights-era prosecution that led to accusations that the state was holding political prisoners.
The U.S. presidential election is approaching, and excitement is building in key states where voters could determine the outcome if the race is close....
This week, at the Democratic National Convention, in North Carolina, Democrats made their case for why America should reelect President Obama.And as the election...
The nation’s first African-American president hasn’t done much for African-Americans.Richard Brown, 40, a U.S. Army veteran and college graduate, lost his job as a...
When Wisconsin temple gunman Wade Michael Page arrived at Fort Bragg in 1995, the sprawling Army base in North Carolina already was home to...
The North Carolina Senate rejected a plan to compensate victims of a mass sterilization plan that targeted mostly poor minorities for decades in the...
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