Race


This May 8, 1964 file photo shows Linda Brown Smith standing in front of the Sumner School in Topeka, Kansas. The refusal of the public school to admit Brown in 1951, then nine years old, because she is black, led to the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled the "separate but equal" clause and mandated that schools nationwide must be desegregated. Tuesday marks the 68th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. (AP Photo, File)
68 Years After Brown v. Board of Education, the Work to Desegregate Our Schools Isn’t Finished 

Today marks a watershed moment in American history. But history is still being written. 

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in March. The US Senate confirmed her for the high court Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
History Made: Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Be the First Black Woman on the US Supreme Court

Jackson's confirmation fulfills a significant campaign promise from President Joe Biden to make the high court more diverse.

North Carolina head coach Hubert Davis speaks during a news conference about the Men's Final Four NCAA basketball tournament, Sunday, April 3, 2022, in New Orleans. North Carolina will face Kansas in the final game on Monday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Hubert Davis Is Making History And Not Because His Team Is Playing for a National Championship.

Unpacking an extraordinary first season for the first Black coach to lead the legendary basketball program at UNC-Chapel Hill.

North Carolina-born actress, dancer, and singer Ariana DeBose arrives at the Oscars Sunday. She shattered boundaries with her Academy Award win for "Best Supporting Actress." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Beyond ‘The Slap’: NC’s Ariana DeBose Is the Real Story of This Year’s Oscars

The Wilmington-born actress, singer, and dancer became the first openly queer, Afro-Latino actress to win an Oscar.

U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey sponsored the federal version of the CROWN Act, a bill barring discrimination against someone based on their hairstyle. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Federal Hair Discrimination Bill Passes US House, But Fate Uncertain in the Senate

Remember the Durham teen who had to cut her braids mid-baseball game? Today’s CROWN Act vote moved to bar such racially biased rules.

Ella Baker of Littleton, NC was a strategizing genius and the secret weapon behind much of the Civil Rights movement's success. Paired with Fannie Lou Hamer's charismatic force, the duo set the stage for the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Fannie Lou Hamer And Ella Baker Didn’t Take a Seat at the Table, They Flipped It

In 1964, Ella Baker and Fannie Lou Hamer changed the landscape of US politics with a Black-led party, opening the door of democracy wider for all.

Numerous historically Black colleges across the nation, including Winston-Salem State University, have been the targets of the unverified bomb threats in recent weeks. (Image via WSSU)
‘Are They Trying to Get All HBCUs?’: Students, Families React to Bomb Threats at NC’s HBCUs

The FBI is investigating more than 20 bomb threats against HBCUs as racially-motivated hate crimes. Fayetteville State and Winston Salem State in NC were among the latest to receive threats.