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Unquiet Grave

June 2, 2005 - They exhumed the body of Emmett Till yesterday. The all-white jury that acquitted his killers reportedly did so in part because they couldn't be certain the body fished out of the Mississippi was really Till.

Unity Rally in Durham

June 2, 2005 - For those in the North Carolina Triangle area, our friend Mandy Carter at Southerners On New Ground has more details on the Unity Rally that will be held this Sunday in Durham in response to last week's cross burnings:

Death and the Lottery

June 2, 2005 - The North Carolina House has postponed its vote on the proposed two-year death penalty moratorium until later this month, because its backers can't muster quite enough support.

The Hurricanes are Coming

June 1, 2005 - June 1 marks the first day of Atlantic Hurricane Season, and in the wake of last year's destruction at the hands of Charlie, Frances and Jeanne, things don't look good for 2005:

Southern Baptists vs. Public Education

June 1, 2005 - The right-wing WorldNetDaily reports on a resolution being mulled by the Southern Baptist Convention "calling for church members to pull their children out of public schools." The resolution further asks churches to "lovingly warn all of their members concerning the toxic spiritual nature of the government school

Will NC Pause Executions?

June 1, 2005 - Today, years of battle over the death penalty will come to a head as the North Carolina House will vote on whether to pause executions for two to three years -- a move endorsed by hundreds of municipalities and organizations across the state, and across the ideological spectrum.