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On 50th anniversary, community marches in remembrance of James Lewis Cates' murder

Community members gathered on Nov. 21 in remembrance of James Lewis Cates, marching from the Hargraves Community Center to the Peace and Justice Plaza, where a memorial had been set up for the day. Cates, a Black man and resident of the Northside neighborhood in Chapel Hill, was 22 when he was stabbed in 1970 outside the Carolina Union by members of a white supremacist biker gang.

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Dual protests in Raleigh follow announcement of Biden as president-elect

After Joe Biden was announced as the president-elect Saturday, people took to the streets in Raleigh, some celebrating Biden's victory and others falsely calling it fraudulent. Supporters of President Donald Trump marched to the North Carolina Executive Mansion in Raleigh, chanting “Stop the steal" to question the legitimacy of the election result. Two blocks away at the Halifax Mall, a collective of North Carolina organizations, called Team Democracy, held a peaceful rally supporting “counting all the votes and respecting the results.”

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‘Don’t rock the boat’: UNC resident advisers grapple with media policy

As the public raised questions for months about Carolina Housing’s operations in the face of COVID-19, student staff had been hesitant to answer them to the media — many citing their fear of getting fired or losing their chance to be rehired. Several RAs, who asked to remain anonymous due to employment concerns, said the media policy is confusing.  When asked for interviews, they said they’ve felt afraid, nervous and unsure of what would be in violation of the policy — and if it would cost their jobs. The Supreme Court ruled in the 2006 case of Garcetti v. Ceballos that the speech of public employees is protected under the First Amendment — if it is engaged in as a private citizen.

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