CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS & ATTORNEYS FILE LAWSUIT IN NORTH CAROLINA, FOR DISENFRANCHISING BLACK RESIDENTS

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

Two law firms and a civil rights committee filed a lawsuit monday. The suit claims black residents have had their voting rights violated, in North Carolina.

According to NewsOne: Attorneys from the Washington-based Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and two private law firms filed the suit…The suit alleges that the black residents who account for about a third of the population in Jones County, N.C., are prevented from electing candidates who represent their needs because the county elects commissioners at large rather than by district. The complaint alleges the at-large system prevents black residents from electing black candidates from their communities, and says the at-large system dilutes black voting power.

A black person reportedly has not served on the Jones County board since 1998 and white commissioners have constantly made decisions that benefit whites and disenfranchises blacks.

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https://newsone.com/3667139/black-north-carolina-residents-face-racial-bias-when-voting-new-lawsuit-says/

NAACP MEMBERS ARRESTED DURING SESSIONS SIT-IN

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

According to the NAACP, via Twitter, on tuesday several civil rights activists, including NAACP President Cornell William Brooks were arrested on tuesday.

Brooks was one of as many as 20 activists from the civil rights organization, who began staging a sit-in early tuesday at the Mobile, Alabama office of Senator Jeff Sessions, Trump’s controversial and very conservative nominee for attorney general.

Brooks said the group was ready to be arrested if sessions did not withdraw his name from the selection process for the position of the country’s top prosecutor.

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https://www.google.com/amp/amp.usatoday.com/story/96124980/?client=ms-android-metropcs-us