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The Rev. Greg Drumwright leads a 1,000-person march to the polls on Election Day in Graham, NC. (Photo by Alvin Jacobs Jr. for Cardinal & Pine)
Push for Racial Justice in Alamance County Continues with Weekend March

Weeks after peaceful marchers were pepper-sprayed on the way to the polls, Black Lives Matters supporters will be back in Alamance County this Sunday.

Jamie Lau, center, speaks in a vigil calling on Gov. Roy Cooper to act on pardon and clemency requests with two of his clients released from prison after serving long sentences next to him, Calrutha Johnson  and Ronnie Long. Kristie Puckett-Willliams of the ACLU of NC is on the right. (Image courtesy of Melissa Boughton)
NC’s Prison Population Forgotten in Fight Against COVID-19, Advocates Say

A coalition of criminal justice groups are holding a 58-day vigil to pressure Gov. Roy Cooper to do more to protect the 30,000 North Carolinians in prison from COVID-19.

Democrat Ricky Hurtado was the lone member of his party to win a contested race in deeply-red Alamance County. What does that mean for NC Latino voters?
What Ricky Hurtado’s Big Win in Alamance County Means for NC Latinos

A longtime NC advocate for Latino residents says the state is reckoning with a powerful new bloc of voters that could change party politics.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) addresses members of the media in North Carolina in October. Harris made the closing arguments for the Biden/Harris campaign in eastern NC Sunday, Nov. 1. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
Riding With Kamala Harris: Inside the Biden Campaign’s Closing Arguments in Eastern NC

Why eastern NC, the place where I'm from, plays host to Kamala Harris' final points on income inequality, healthcare, and racial injustice.

Police fired pepper spray into a voter turnout and racial injustice rally Saturday in Alamance County. (Photo by Sarah Ovaska)
Police Pepper Spray Crowd with Children, Elderly Attending NC Voter Turnout Rally

Law enforcement in Alamance County, a hotbed for racial tensions, fired pepper spray to disperse a permitted protest and march to the polls.

Kass Ottley, leader of Seeking Justice CLT, leads chants during a march through uptown Charlotte in response to the Breonna Taylor case in September. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
Why I Think 2020 is a Game-Changer for Systemic Racism and Voter Suppression

A Johnston County candidate for town council says a history of voter suppression and racism looms large in NC in this election year.

LUMBERTON, USA - OCTOBER 24: People attend President Trump's event on Saturday in NC. In the closing days fo the 2020 election, both Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have been courting key votes from Lumbee residents of rural Robeson County. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Denied Federal Recognition for a Century, Biden and Trump Promise Change for NC’s Lumbee Tribe

In the furious final days of campaigning, Biden and Trump make their case in a struggling NC county that’s home to thousands of Lumbee.