Politics


Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones stands for a portrait at her home in New York, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. A controversy over tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill has supercharged debates in North Carolina about teaching the state's history of racism in K-12 and higher education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
‘What Gets Taught Matters’: Why North Carolina Must Confront Its History of Racism

The author of a North Carolina history book explains why it’s so crucial for the state’s K-12 students to understand our state’s history of racism.

US Rep. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina at a  Congressional Black Caucus event in April 2021. Butterfield's office is touting a Biden administration expansion of the child tax credit that they hope will lift 137,000 North Carolina children out of poverty. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
Monthly $250 to $300 Checks from Child Tax Credit Start This Week. What Does That Mean for NC Families?

President Biden’s expansion of the child tax credit could help lift 137,000 North Carolina children out of poverty, officials hope.

North Carolina Lieutenant Gov. Mark Robinson gavels in the opening session of the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Robinson has been among the GOP's more outspoken critics of racial equity efforts in North Carolina school systems. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
The GOP Made Critical Race Theory its Boogeyman, but NC Students Suffer for it.

A Charlotte parent on racial equity in public school systems and the GOP's bogus Critical Race Theory panic.

A new study draws a direct correlation between healthcare inequalities, particularly for Latino families, and the refusal to expand Medicaid in states like North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
12 States Refuse to Expand Medicaid. This Is How It Hurts Latinos.

Healthcare inequalities in North Carolina’s low-income communities are related to the state’s refusal to expand Medicaid.

The empty halls at West Greene Elementary in Snow Hill, NC, in April. Many students returned to in-person learning in the Greene County school in April. They've been trying to make up for lost time since. (Photo by Billy Ball)
‘A Marathon, Not a Sprint’: How One Eastern NC District Aims to Make Up for Classroom Time Lost to Covid

Inside Greene County's use of federal and state COVID relief on summer camps, extended school days, and more.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, walk from a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Paycheck Fairness Act Could Have Helped Close the Wage Gap for Women. Instead, Republicans Shot It Down.

Paycheck Fairness Act Could Have Helped Close the Wage Gap for Women. Instead, Republicans Shot It Down.

Voting rights groups in North Carolina denounced new voting law bills authored by the state's Republicans as "Jim Crow 2.0" on Monday in Raleigh. (Photo by Michael McElroy)
‘Jim Crow 2.0’: Voting Rights Groups Denounce GOP Rewrite of NC Voting Laws

After a documented decade of GOP gerrymandering and voter suppression in North Carolina, Republicans are sponsoring a controversial new bill called the “Election Integrity Act.”