NAACP http://www.kunc.org en North Carolina Governor Signs Controversial Voter ID Bill http://www.kunc.org/post/north-carolina-governor-signs-controversial-voter-id-bill North Carolina <a href="http://www.governor.state.nc.us/newsroom/press-releases/20130812/governor-mccrory-signs-popular-voter-id-law">Gov. Pat McCrory </a> signed into law Monday a controversial measure that overhauls the state's election laws. It requires government-issued photo IDs at the polls, reduces the early voting period by one week and ends same day registration.<p>McCrory, a Republican, called it "common sense reforms," and said it will help ensure the "integrity" of the voting process. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 05:15:00 +0000 48278 at http://www.kunc.org North Carolina Governor Signs Controversial Voter ID Bill Medgar Evers' Son Honors Civil Rights Icon In His Own Way http://www.kunc.org/post/medgar-evers-son-honors-civil-rights-icon-his-own-way James Van Dyke Evers was only 3 when his father, Medgar, was assassinated in the driveway of the family's home in Jackson, Miss., in June 1963.<p>A sniper shot Medgar Evers in the back as he returned from a meeting late at night. Tensions had been running high because Evers, the first field secretary for the NAACP, was making headway in pushing the state's black citizens to register to vote. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:26:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 48264 at http://www.kunc.org Medgar Evers' Son Honors Civil Rights Icon In His Own Way Holder: It's Time To Examine 'Stand Your Ground' Laws http://www.kunc.org/post/holder-its-time-examine-stand-your-ground-laws Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Attorney General Eric Holder says it is time to take a hard look at so-called Stand Your Ground laws. These are laws that allow people to use deadly force to defend themselves, if they believe they're under attack. Holder delivered that call to action yesterday in a speech to the NAACP in Orlando, Fla., a short distance away from where unarmed, black teen Trayvon Martin was shot and killed last year. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:42:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 47183 at http://www.kunc.org Holder Calls For 'Hard Look' At 'Stand Your Ground' Laws http://www.kunc.org/post/holder-calls-hard-look-stand-your-ground-laws Saying that "it's time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods," Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on Tuesday called for a reexamination of so-called stand your ground laws.<p>It was just such a law that hovered over the trial of <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=148905699" target="_blank">George Zimmerman</a> for the death of teenager <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=148905681" target="_blank">Trayvon Martin</a>. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:03:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 47165 at http://www.kunc.org Holder Calls For 'Hard Look' At 'Stand Your Ground' Laws National Reaction To The Zimmerman Verdict: 'What Next?' http://www.kunc.org/post/national-reaction-zimmerman-verdict-what-next The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin is reverberating far beyond Florida. On Sunday, President Obama acknowledged the strong passions the verdict has incited. He asked Americans "to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son."<p>Many people are trying to make sense of a case that sparked a national conversation on race and gun laws.<p>Longtime civil rights leader Rep. Sun, 14 Jul 2013 22:25:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 47077 at http://www.kunc.org National Reaction To The Zimmerman Verdict: 'What Next?'