Culture


North Carolina singer-songwriter Fantasia Barrino performs in 2018.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)
NC Women Rockers Who Shook Up the Music World

It's Women Rock Day, and we're paying tribute to these North Carolina visionaries who broke barriers and blazed new trails in popular music.

Protesters march along the streets to protest the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C., Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Brown's killing made NC the center of the racial justice movement in 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
The 4 North Carolina Stories That Changed the Way I Think In 2021

Every journalist has a preconceived notion of the story, no matter what they tell you. These stories made me think twice about those notions. 

'Not So Super Publishing' Founder Jacques Nyemb makes comic and children's book gold out of everyday Black heroes. (Image via Not So Super Publishing; Photo by Carolyn Scott)
Best of 2021: How Comic Book Heroes and Real-Life Heroes Made North Carolina Better This Year

C&P's Max Millington counts down his favorite North Carolinians in the news this year.

Families have been celebrating Kwanzaa since 1966, when Dr. Maulana Karenga introduced the amalgamation of East and West African traditions to help Black people reconnect to their African heritage. (Hill Street Studios/Getty Images)
Celebrate Kwanzaa In Person and Online at These Events Across North Carolina

North Carolina has many events this week of Kwanzaa to reconnect you to African culture.

Shopping for NC college sports fans doesn't have to be hard. We've rounded up a list of gifts they'll love: some quirky, some snappy, all sure to be a hit. (Olga Kurbatova/ iStock/Getty Images Plus)
13 Winter-Themed Gifts for NC Sports Fans

Stumped on gifts for the North Carolina sports fan in your life? Try one of these holiday-themed gifts from North Carolina colleges and professional teams. 

Image via Shutterstock.
It’s Like Christmas In Your Car. Here Are 5 Eastern NC Holiday Light Displays You Can’t Miss.

Nothing gets you in holiday spirit like a night of taking in Christmas lights. Read our guide to spots in Eastern North Carolina.

Alyah Baker, owner of NC-based clothing store Show and Tell Concept Shop, says that seeking out Black-owned businesses is a good way to strengthen your local community. (Photo by Moriah Lefebvre)
These 15 Black-Owned NC Businesses Will Amp Up Your Holiday Gift Game

One-of-a-kind clothing, wreaths, killer cotton candy, and a sneakerhead’s dream at these NC-based Black-owned businesses.