Rachel Dolezal Sued Howard University for Racial Discrimination in 2002 – GAWKER

Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University in 2002 for allegedly discriminating against her because she’s white, according to court documents obtained by the Smoking Gun. Dolezal, who has claimed to be black for several years, said the school refused to hire her for teaching posts and denied her scholarships because of her race.

Dolezal, who went by Rachel Moore then, reportedly filed the suit against Howard and Professor Alfred Smith, the chairman of the university’s art department, in Washington DC’s Superior Court. From the Smoking Gun: (Source: Read more)

Driver charged in crash that killed Pinetops woman – Rocky Mount Telegram

TARBORO – A Greenville man has been charged with felony death by motor vehicle in connection with the death of a Pinetops mother Sunday in Tarboro.

Gina Marie Merchant, 47, died at the scene after her vehicle was struck by another vehicle in a head-on collision. Her daughter, Erann Merchant, who was a passenger in the car, was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville where she was initially listed in critical condition. On Monday, her condition was upgraded to stable.

The accident occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. Sunday on N.C. 258 in Tarboro near the entrance to Wal-Mart between River Oaks Drive and St. James Street Extension, said Sgt. Jesse Webb of the Tarboro Police Department. (Source: Read more)