Jessica Jones http://whqr.org en More Cities Sweeping Homeless Into Less Prominent Areas http://whqr.org/post/more-cities-sweeping-homeless-less-prominent-areas In North Carolina, a fight is brewing over the homeless in the capital city of Raleigh. Elected leaders have asked charitable and religious groups to stop their long-standing tradition of feeding the homeless in a downtown park on weekends.<p>But advocates for the poor say the city is trying to push the homeless out of a neighborhood that business leaders want to spruce up.<p><strong>'I Will Arrest You'</strong><p>Almost every day, the Rev. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 07:26:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 42589 at http://whqr.org 'Moral Mondays' Protest Agenda Of N.C. Legislature http://whqr.org/post/moral-mondays-protest-agenda-nc-legislature In North Carolina, NAACP leaders are planning a seventh week of protests at the state legislature. The demonstrations have grown in size and number of arrests every week since they started back in April. Protest organizers oppose the social, economic and voting policies of the Republican-led General Assembly, and they want lawmakers to take notice. But it's not clear whether legislators will change their policies as a result of the protests. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:51:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 37994 at http://whqr.org For One Military Family, DOMA Decision Will Hit Close To Home http://whqr.org/post/one-military-family-doma-decision-will-hit-close-home Same-sex couples in the military will be watching closely now that the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. Anxiously awaiting a decision are Army lieutenant colonel Heather Mack and her wife, Ashley Broadway, who've been together for 15 years and have two children. They say repealing DOMA would help many enlisted same-sex military couples, who don't receive funds to move non-military spouses from one base to the next. Sat, 30 Mar 2013 20:58:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 34072 at http://whqr.org Pressure Mounts To Free 'Wilmington Ten' http://whqr.org/post/pressure-mounts-free-wilmington-ten Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>In North Carolina, pressure is mounting to pardon a group of people convicted of a crime everyone agrees they did not commit. The group is known as the Wilmington Ten. In 1972, a state court found them guilty of firebombing a store.<p>The Wilmington Ten were activists, musicians, students and community volunteers. Supporters say they were framed by police and prosecutors. The trial was so poorly run that a federal appeals court later overturned their sentences. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 20:59:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 29210 at http://whqr.org