Social Justice


A racial justice task force recommended that North Carolina decriminalize marijuana possession.
NC Task Force Wants Weed Decriminalized

A racial justice task force reporting to Gov. Roy Cooper recommended North Carolina do away with criminal penalties, citing how Black and Latino residents are disproportionately convicted.

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.

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.

A new Duke University report finds evidence of racial bias in North Carolina's soaring number of life without parole sentences. (Image via Shutterstock)
New NC Research Points to Racial Bias in Soaring Life Without Parole Sentences

Duke University researchers say they hope their ground-breaking report fuels consideration of criminal justice reform in NC.

Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, at a Charlotte sneaker shop, shows off the new shoe designed for her. (Image via screenshot)
In Charlotte, Kamala Harris Talks Sneakers, Historically Black Colleges, and Voting

Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris got her own shoe and talked about racial inequality with the owner of a Charlotte sneaker shop.