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Paula Dance is North Carolina's First Black Female Sheriff

Even with this win, North Carolina's law enforcement agencies are still predominantly white and male.

Paula Dance has become the first Black female sheriff in North Carolina's history.

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Cop Placed on Leave After Killing Black Man During Traffic Stop

"It is with great sadness that we are investigating an officer-involved shooting in our City," Chief Drakeford said in a statement.

The white officer who shot and killed Cedric Pritchard during a traffic stop has been placed on administrative leave pending a state investigation of his death.

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A controversial photo was shared on social media and it has caused some major concerns for Stanly County residents. A mugshot shows an Oakboro police officer with his hands around a man's neck.

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Not on Our Campus: UNC Protesters Get Fed Up and Knock Down a Confederate Statue

The Silent Sam monument on the University of North Carolina's campus was torn down Monday night, right before the start of the semester.

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has put a new meaning behind their controversial Silent Sam statue, which frustrated protesters took down to the ground on Monday night.

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More Waffle House Mayhem: Black Male in Prom Attire Choked By Cop

This spring, Blacks and Latinos have gotten killed or experienced police brutality at different locations of the restaurant chain.


There seems to be a trend at Waffle House restaurants that's hazardous to Blacks and Latinos.

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White Candidate for State House: ‘I’m a Member of the African American Community’

"I've eaten at many a fish fry held by my 'brothers' and 'sisters,' 'aunts' and 'uncles' in that community," Shipman said in his defense. "I was born a poor Black child," said Steve Martin in "The Jerk."

A Democrat hailing from North Carolina hoping to join the state House claims that he is a part of the African American community.

"I'm a member of the African American community," said Gary Shipman on Sunday. "I've been where you are. I've been in your communities."

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Video Shows Cop Beating, Strangling Black Jaywalker

"What would have happened if he had killed me? Then what?" asked Johnnie Jermaine Rush.


Additional videos of a white police officer in North Carolina beating, choking and using a Taser on a Black pedestrian suspected of jaywalking were released on Monday.

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How These Six Black Female Police Chiefs Broke the Glass Ceiling in North Carolina

Women account for only 13 percent of police officers across the U.S., but these six women are breaking the mold.

For the first time in the history of North Carolina's police industry, there are six female police chiefs who are Black — and together, they are a force.

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More CEOs Condemn Trump's Response to Charlottesville

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said that by not immediately rebuking white supremacists, President Trump "missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together."


More executives are standing in opposition against President Donald Trump's response to violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend and his refusal to immediately condemn white supremacists.

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Following Charlottesville, Three CEOs Leave Trump Council

Executives are making quick decisions in a critical time for business leaders — but not all statements are equal.

Left to right: Kenneth Frazier, CEO, Merck; Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel; Kevin Plank, CEO, Under Armour / REUTERS

Three CEOs have stepped down from President Donald Trump's advisory council on manufacturing as a result of the White House's delayed response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, which left one counter-protester dead and consisted of many Trump supporters.

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In a previous column, I advocated for CEOs to speak with this president. I take back what I said based on President Trump's behavior over the past six months. The breaking point came this weekend in the aftermath of Charlottesville.

Equating neo-Nazis with Americans counter-protesting white supremacy is beneath contempt.

This is a defining moment for CEOs. What do you stand for? How do you communicate with the people who work for you? Better think about it quickly; after today you're too late.

There's no time for focus groups or your head communications person to read the tea leaves. You have to go with your gut — it got you to where you are; you need to take stock of what you stand for and communicate.

Perhaps what happened in Charlottesville did not reach your social circle's attention over the weekend. Clear your calendar for 20 minutes and read up. The president's base of support is not the sweet spot of whom you are trying to hire — the overwhelming majority of people you are trying to hire are people who did not vote for this president.

That's why the president hedged his words by condemning the violence "on all sides" in Charlottesville. Your investors, suppliers, employees and those who shape the public will, which in turn shapes the will of the regulators — they are all watching.

You cannot stand next to a neo-Nazi equator without appearing to be a neo-Nazi equator. Not a good look. But it's not too late. There is a proverb so old that it cannot be attributed: fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

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N.C. Gerrymandered to Limit Black Voters' Influence, Supreme Court Rules

The ruling is expected to largely impact future court cases, particularly in the South.


The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that two congressional districts in North Carolina were drawn to limit Black voters' power in the state. The ruling reaffirms a North Carolina District Court's previous finding.

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