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Hearing Jan. 14 on Hanover NAACP suit to rename Confederate schools

The fate of a federal lawsuit brought by the Hanover County Branch NAACP in a bid to force the Hanover County School Board to rename two schools currently named for Confederate leaders could be decided on Jan. 14.

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Complaint to national challenges Va. NAACP election

The Virginia State Conference NAACP is facing more turmoil following a tumultuous convention at which Robert N. Barnette Jr. of Hanover County was elected the new state president.

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Battle over Dominion Energy’s sponsorship leads to demonstrations at state NAACP events

Instead of leading a protest, the Virginia State Conference NAACP will be the target of demonstrations at its state convention this weekend because of the organization’s ties to Dominion Energy.

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Questions swirl about state NAACP's relationship with Dominion Energy

Is the Virginia State Conference NAACP starting to cozy up to Dominion Energy after more than two years of attacking the utility company’s push to construct a natural gas pipeline?

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State NAACP president dismissed, listening tour stopped in shake-up

The president of the Virginia State Conference NAACP was abruptly dismissed and the civil rights group’s statewide “Listening Tour” has been halted in changes announced last weekend by the state administrator.

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Hanover County NAACP files federal lawsuit over schools’ Confederate names

In a novel approach, the Hanover County Branch NAACP is alleging that the county and its School Board are violating the constitutional rights of African-American residents by having schools named for military and political leaders of the slavery-defending Confederate States.