Study: North Carolina voting law proves to disenfranchise black voters

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According to a Dartmouth University study, North Carolina’s recent changes to the state’s voting laws will disproportionately affect black voters.

North Carolina was once included in the Voting Rights Act’s requirement that states and other jurisdictions with a history of racism in voting submit changes to their voting laws to the Justice Department for approval. But a Supreme Court ruling no longer requires states to do so. 

Transgender student crowned high school homecoming king, makes history

A 17-year old North Carolina high school student has made history by becoming the first transgender teen crowned Homecoming King in North Carolina.

Senior Blake Brockington was nominated by his peers this year to be East Meck High School’s 2014 Homecoming King. The announcement was made during the halftime ceremony inside the school gym Friday night.