Category: NAACP News

NC NAACP threatens to sue and urges Apple and Amazon to stay away from NC over ‘voter ID’ bill and Charter school law

An advocacy group wants Apple and Amazon to drop the Raleigh-Durham area from consideration for new campuses if the state Legislature continues with its move to write a voter identification requirement into the state constitution.
The Color of Change, which calls itself the largest online racial justice organization, said it has run an ad in San Jose and Seattle newspapers, telling the companies to “reject racism.”
North Carolina is on the list of 20 sites being considered for Seattle-based Amazon’s second headquarters. Apple, based outside of San Jose, California, is considering a site in Research Triangle Park for one of its campus.

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  • The Opposite of Addiction, with Jim Hardy March 1, 2018
    Meet Jim Hardy, a resident of Brevard, North Carolina, and organizer of a four-part series on the so-called "War on Drugs." In this podcast, Hardy discusses the reasons why the War on Drugs should be radically and urgently reconsidered. According to Hardy, the War on Drugs has "turned criminals into millionaires [and billionaires], and sick […]
  • Meals on Wheels of Brevard, NC, with Board Member Sasha Jones January 17, 2018
    Meet Sasha Jones, a board member of Meals on Wheels of Brevard, North Carolina. In this podcast, Sasha shares her experiences as a driver, substitute driver and board member. Of course, the primary mission of Meals on Wheels is to deliver daily nutritious meals to its homebound clients. But Sasha notes that Meals on Wheels […]
  • The Community Side of Recidivism - Meet Peter McKinney October 17, 2017
    Meet Peter Mckinney, a retired executive and member of the prison ministry at St. Philips Church in Brevard, NC. Peter shares his involvement with “Charles” (not his real name), an inmate in the Craggy Correctional Facility in Asheville, and the efforts of the St. Phillips prison ministry to combat recidivism one inmate at a time. […]
  • Meet Mark Burrows, Director of Transylvania County Planning and Community Development September 28, 2017
    Meet Mark Burrows, Director of Transylvania County Planning and Community Development.  Mark shares his stories about the history of the area, some of the goals for the county and the wonderful character of our people.  With this release of the podcast you will notice a new member to the team, Steven Anderson.  Steven's talents definitely […]
  • Meet Nicola Karesh, a Writer, Poet, Community Activist and a Playful Spirit September 11, 2017
      Meet Nicola Karesh, a writer, poet, community activist and a playful spirit.  Nicola writes for the Transylvania Times about the Rosenwald community.  She also organizes events in our community including the Faces of Freedom Exhibition.  She is originally from Jamacia and shares interesting observations about our community that broadens the mind, at least it […]
  • Meet Kyle Tinsley, Graduate of Brevard High School and former leader of the Acceptance Club July 13, 2017
    Meet Kyle Tinsley, Graduate of Brevard High School and former leader of the Acceptance Club.  He was interviewed by the Transylvania NAACP's summer intern Sam Farrar.  This is an amazing interview of love and the power of focusing on good works.  If our future is in the hands of young adults like these, we are […]
  • Meet Bobby Jones of Cedar Mountain, NC. His grandfather was Solomon Jones of Solomon Jones Road, the road to Pretty Place. June 18, 2017
    Meet Bobby Jones of Cedar Mountain, NC.  His grandfather was Solomon Jones of Solomon Jones Road, the road to Pretty Place.  Bobby grew up running these mountains, fishing the streams and helping his family make ends meet.  Sometimes that meant helping his father make moonshine.  We hope you enjoy these delightful stories Bobby has taken […]
  • Meet the founder of Transylvania Indivisible. David Williams. June 1, 2017
    Meet the founder of Transylvania Indivisible. David Williams.  Indivisible is a resistance group in Transylvania County working locally, regionally and nationally.  All are welcome to join.  The group is not about the left or right.  It is about a moral obligation to speak up for what is right and against what is wrong.  David has […]
  • How the Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped Cedar Mountain, NC get a new cafe May 15, 2017
    Meet Lucia Gerdes, owner of the Cedar Mountain Cafe.  Her personal stories and international experience made us shake our heads and even made our jaws drop.  Well worth a listen.  It was a windy day and some of the audio suffered as a result.  We apologize and found her story so compelling we knew you […]
  • Meet Dal Davis, a student at Brevard College. April 27, 2017
    Dal Davis wears many hats at Brevard College.  He is a student, a leader and organizer of the first Pride community event on campus.  He was gracious enough to share his story with us and we hope you enjoy it.
  • Introducing our new podcast Transylvania Together! April 20, 2017
    We are excited to announce our podcast Transylvania Together!  We will be hosting our first show April 15th at Brevard College’s Diversity Day, being held from 4 – 8 pm.  Look for the clothesline with the art work and we will be close by!  Become a part of the show, share your voice and let’s […]