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With Val Demings’ and Cheri Beasley’s losses, there are still no Black women in the U.S. Senate
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With Val Demings’ and Cheri Beasley’s losses, there are still no Black women in the U.S. Senate

Originally published by The 19th By Candice Norwood, The 19th The Senate has had no Black women since Kamala Harris became the country’s first woman vice president nearly two years ago. This year, two candidates had a chance of changing that: Cheri Beasley of North Carolina and Val Demings of Florida. Both Democrats, they emerged as competitive candidates in races that favored their Republican opponents, even surpassing them in fundraising. But both fell short Tuesday, Decision Desk HQ projects, and the Senate will remain without a Black woman. The president’s party typically loses seats in the midterms, and Demings and Beasley competed in Republican-leaning battleground states. Demings lost to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who was first elected in 2010, and Beasley to R...
UPDATE: North Carolina sheriff resigns after racist comments about Black employees revealed
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UPDATE: North Carolina sheriff resigns after racist comments about Black employees revealed

A sheriff in North Carolina who was caught on a recorded phone call using racist language and threatening to fire Black employees has reportedly resigned. Former Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene resigned from his post on Monday. The Columbus County District Attorney’s office provided evidence when filing a petition last week to remove for Greene from office after the racist comments were made in a recorded phone call in 2019. RELATED: North Carolina sheriff under investigation after his racist rants recorded and exposed In the phone conversation, Greene called several Black deputies and sergeants "Black bastards." Greene also threated to fire the employees. One Black personnel member was reportedly fired after the conversation, according to the DA's petition. The S...
North Carolina sheriff under investigation after his racist rants recorded and exposed
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North Carolina sheriff under investigation after his racist rants recorded and exposed

A sheriff in North Carolina is reportedly under investigation after racist comments he made about Black officials were recorded by someone in his department. Racist rants made over the phone by Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene were recorded by Captain Jason Soles after he had enough of hearing Greene make the remarks, reported WECT. In a phone call, Greene asked who in the department was in communication with Lewis Hatcher, an African-American former sheriff that Greene had barely defeated in the previous election, and Melvin Campbell, a recently-fired African-American sergeant. Greene said there was a "snitch" in their department leaking information to his political opponent, reported WECT. “I’m sick of it. I’m sick of these black bastards,” Greene reportedly said on the p...
North Carolina mayor requests state of emergency declared over “domestic terror threats” after Confederate monument removed
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North Carolina mayor requests state of emergency declared over “domestic terror threats” after Confederate monument removed

The mayor of a North Carolina town — and residents — have reportedly been targeted with death threats and racial slurs after a confederate monument was removed during a livestream. Mayor Mondale Robinson of Enfield held a news conference on Tuesday and requested Gov. Roy Cooper declare a state of emergency and send more law enforcement to the town. He also pushed for the state Attorney General to investigate the threats he has received. After the removal of the confederate monument, the police chief, district attorney, and State Bureau of Investigation began a probe into the mayor, reported WTVD-TV. The police chief has since resigned, reported WTVD-TV. Robinson and community members said the monument was destroyed because it represented hate. The mayor said he belie...
Authorities arrest self-identified “Nazi” who joined army to practice killing Black people
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Authorities arrest self-identified “Nazi” who joined army to practice killing Black people

A man who reportedly identified as a "Nazi" and said the joined the army to practice killing Black people, was arrested last month after he was discharged from the army for misconduct. Killian Mackeith Ryan, who was stationed in North Carolina, was arrested Aug. 26, shortly after he was discharged from the army, according to a spokesperson. Federal prosecutors said an investigation revealed Ryan lied about his relationship with his father in his 2020 application for a security clearance, reported Rolling Stone. “I serve for combat experience so I’m more proficient in killing (n-words),” reads a message sent by one of Ryan’s Instagram accounts, according to the criminal complaint, reported Rolling Stone. A local police officer assigned to the FBI’s local Joint Terrorism Task Fo...
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White man receives death penalty after murdering, sexually torturing Black teen daughter in North Carolina

The White father of a Black teenager girl in North Carolina was sentenced to death last week after he murdered and sexually tortured the girl and disposed of her body. The man reportedly subjected his 15-year-old daughter to physical and psychological sexual abuse for almost an entire day before cutting her throat. The girl was visiting her father for the weekend in 2019 when the crime happened. The father turned himself in to authorities after walking into a police station and confessing to the murder. He told police the body was still at the residence where the murder occurred. More about this despicable crime can be found here. Opinion: It’s unimaginable what this young woman endured at the hands of the person who is supposed to protect you. Advocating for the death penal...
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2 North Carolina homes belonging to Black family targeted by arsonist in racially-motivated attack

This is probably going to sound like something out of 1922: Two homes belonging to a Black family in North Carolina were set on fire by an arsonist in what the family reportedly believes were racially-motivated attacks. The first house in Beulaville was reportedly set ablaze in January while family members were inside. The fire burned the home and several vehicles on the property. Then in May, another fire suspected to be arson destroyed the home of another family member in Jacksonville. The elder mother of the family is a known community activist who has been lauded in her community for her work. The towns, however, have reportedly been known to harbor racial tensions, particularly after a settlement was reached in the favor of African Americans who sued a nearby farm over health conce...