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Split North Carolina appeals court retains 2 amendments

Sep. 15, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court panel overturned on Tuesday a court ruling that voided alterations to the state constitution because legislators who put referendums on the ballot were elected from racially biased districts. The challenge to actions by the Republican-dominated General...

Vermont NAACP leader moving, says harassment too much

Sep. 12, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

WALLINGFORD, Vt. (AP) — The leader of a Vermont branch of the NAACP is selling her home over what she describes as months of racially motivated harassment targeting her and her children. Tabitha Moore, director of the Rutland Area chapter of NAACP, tells the Rutland Herald in a story published Friday...

N.C. judge won't halt use of touch-screen vote-mark machines

Aug. 20, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Certain touch-screen ballot-marking machines will remain in use in North Carolina this fall, a judge ruled in a case in which voters questioned the equipment's accuracy and health risks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The state NAACP join the four voters who demanded in April that the...

FILE - Actor-filmmaker and author Tyler Perry poses for a portrait in New York on Nov. 16, 2017. Perry has won awards from the NAACP and BET. Now he's getting a big one from the Television Academy. He and his foundation are the recipients of the 2020 Governors Award. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

Tyler Perry's work honored with 2020 Governors Award

Aug. 18, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Perry has won awards from the NAACP and BET. Now he's getting a big one from the Television Academy: He and his foundation are the recipients of the 2020 Governors Award. The prize, picked by the academy board of governors, honors Perry “for his unprecedented achievements in...

NAACP seeks rehearing in Alabama voter ID lawsuit

Aug. 11, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is asking a federal appeals court for a rehearing in its lawsuit challenging Alabama’s photo ID law as racially discriminatory. In July, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a split decision to...