|Posted by NAACP Lee County NC Branch on May 23, 2014 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
The Supreme Court struck down limits in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees.
The decision, by a 5-to-4 vote, comes as a sequel to Citizens United, the 2010 decision that struck down limits on independent campaign spending by corporations and unions.
McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission is a complete turn around, harming national effo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bette T on September 3, 2013 at 1:30 AM||comments (0)|
The Board of Commissioners are also accepting applications for a position on the Sandhills Center Board f rom an
individual with insurance expertise consistent with the scale and nature of the managed care organization
. The Board meets at 7 p.m., the second Tuesday of each month in West End at the Seven
Lakes Sandhills Administrative Office. The Sandhills MentalHealth Board serves Lee, Anson, Harnett,
Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, and GuildfordCounti...Read Full Post »
Lee County BOC are seeking appointments for the Triangle South Workforce Development Board (3-year term)
|Posted by Bette T on September 3, 2013 at 1:25 AM||comments (0)|
The Lee County Board of Commissioners are seeking appointments to serve on the Triangle South
Workforce Development Board for a 3-year term. The Board meets every other month at the Harnett
County CCCC Campus and serves Lee, Harnett, Chatham and Sampson Counties. The purpose of the
Board is to prepare youth and adults facing serious barriersto employment for participation in the labor
force by providing job training and other services that willresult in employment,...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bette T on August 30, 2013 at 11:25 PM||comments (0)|
It's been years since racism's most common manifestations were overt—in 2013, the charge of racism is still most commonly identified with people like Paula Deen, and it's easy to dissociate oneself with someone who resembles a Daughter of the Confederacy, wistful for the days when black employees could be asked to wear butlers' attire while being called the N-word, without a hint of backlash.
But most recipients of racist practice have long understood th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bette T on August 30, 2013 at 11:20 PM||comments (0)|
Posted by Alex Bell on Friday, August 30, 2013 in Elections
Groups of youths that were bused into some districts to bolster voting statistics for ZANU PF in the elections, have been left stranded, with many of the youngsters resorting to prostitution to get by.
Residents across Zimbabwe have reported how many ZANU PF supporters were seen being bused into town to vote, as part of the party’s strategy to manipulate the polls.
Many of the busload...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bette T on July 28, 2013 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
Where are we now NC?
A few weeks ago I wrote in the New York Times that North Carolinians were so distracted by legislation they had no time to focus on what may be coming in a state budget. Our state struggles with the fifth-highest unemployment rate in the U.S., high unemployment in rural areas, contrasted with growth in and around cities. Republicans, elected in 2010 and 2012 after promising to create jobs, spent little time on the topic.
So, what did ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bette T on July 15, 2013 at 8:35 AM|
George Zimmerman, the Florida ‘neighborhood watch’ volunteer armed with a gun, has been acquitted of charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of unarmed African American teenager, Trayvon Martin.
This verdict is at once so shocking and so expected to me that without a doubt it exposes the lie at the heart of the American ‘criminal justice’ system. We do not have, especially where African Americans are concerned, a “justice̶...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bette T on July 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM||comments (0)|
Trayvon and Texas brought to a head what has been a low boil for a long time.
We’ve never been the America we claim to be…the America in which so many of us grew up believing. An America that embraces diversity… where everyone has the opportunity to create a better life for themselves and their family.
Our laws, our judicial system, our media, our legislators are owned, run, and influenced by a very small minority…all oppressing a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bette T on July 15, 2013 at 8:25 AM|
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Sunday that it was restarting its investigation into the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin to consider possible separate hate crime charges against George Zimmerman.
Mr. Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot Mr. Martin, was acquitted of all charges by a jury late Saturday.
The federal inquiry, which was started shortly after the shooting last year but had been delayed while the state criminal trial in F...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bette T on July 15, 2013 at 8:20 AM||comments (0)|
The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle o...Read Full Post »