One of North Carolina's most influential figures, Pauli Murray still doesn't get her due for her part in combatting racial injustice, homophobia, and sexism. A new Amazon Prime Video doc about Murray, who grew up in Durham, premiers this weekend in the Bull City. (Image via Pauli Murray Center)
Pauli Murray: The North Carolina Hero Too Few Know About

A documentary about North Carolina civil rights trailblazer Pauli Murray will premier this weekend in Durham before being released to a national audience. 

Line judge Maia Chaka stands on the field during the second half of an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the New York Jets Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. Chaka became the first Black woman to official an NFL game when she called the Panthers-Jets game Sunday in Charlotte. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
A Black Woman Officiated the Panthers Game. It’s the First Time in NFL History.

The Panthers recognized Maia Chaka, who hails from Virginia, during Sunday’s game against the Jets in Charlotte. 

Daycare employee Remontia Greene tends to three infants in a preschool in Clayton, NC, in 2009.  Local leaders in North Carolina are touting the potential for two major infrastructure bills in DC to impact childcare as well as community colleges and broadband internet. (Photo by Ted Richardson/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Guaranteed Preschool and Free Community College: How Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan Could Impact North Carolina Families

Infrastructure isn't just roads and bridges. Local leaders in North Carolina talk about how federal proposals could impact child care, internet service, and more.

Oscar Flores, a healthcare worker from Durham, was one of two North Carolina immigrants brought into the country as children who received "surprise" scholarships last week from WGU North Carolina. (Image via screenshot)
Blocked from Financial Aid, Two NC Immigrants Land ‘Surprise’ College Scholarships

The nonprofit online university WGU North Carolina granted two “surprise” $10,000 scholarships last week to a healthcare worker from Durham and a teaching assistant from Siler City.

'We are seeing the filibuster stand in the way of the For The People Act. The For The People Act will protect voters. It will take dark money out of politics. It will also protect us against gerrymandering,' Erica Smith said. She is running to represent North Carolina in the US Senate in 2022.
Senate Candidate Erica Smith: ‘We the People of America Deserve HR1’

Erica Smith, a candidate to represent North Carolina in the US Senate, is taking aim at the filibuster and pushing for more voter protections.

Cheri Beasley sits at a table in a restaurant with potential supporters in Durham, NC.
Candidate Cheri Beasley’s ‘Grandparents Fought for Their Right to Vote, My Mother Did, and I Will Continue to Do the Same’ in Senate

Democratic candidate Cheri Beasley outlined her plans to protect voting rights if elected to represent North Carolina in the US Senate in 2022.

Jeff Jackson, in a blue button-down shirt with his sleeves rolled up, stands on a picnic table at a town hall addressing attendees in Gastonia, NC.
Senate Hopeful Jeff Jackson: ‘The Clock is Ticking’ to Restore Power to NC Voters

North Carolina State Sen. Jeff Jackson, a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, says gerrymandering threatens the voice of voters.