Social Justice


One of North Carolina's most influential figures, Pauli Murray still doesn't get her due for her part in combatting racial injustice, homophobia, and sexism. A new Amazon Prime Video doc about Murray, who grew up in Durham, premiers this weekend in the Bull City. (Image via Pauli Murray Center)
Pauli Murray: The North Carolina Hero Too Few Know About

A documentary about North Carolina civil rights trailblazer Pauli Murray will premier this weekend in Durham before being released to a national audience. 

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North Carolina Muslims Continue Progressive March Despite 20 Years of Sept. 11 Bias

Hate crimes against US Muslims have exploded by 500% in the years since Sept. 11, 2001. Still, more Muslims than ever are running for elected office and raising their voices for progressive change.

In this file photo, HB2 protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building in 2016. The bill cost the state billions in economic activity.  (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
5 Years After HB2, Will Charlotte Come Full Circle With Protections for LGBTQ North Carolinians?

More than five years after HB2 made North Carolina the face of anti-LGBTQ+ policy in the US, NC's largest city moves to protect LGBTQ+ people. 

NBA star Chris Paul (left) led a voting drive last October with Je'Den Clark, a WSSU graduate and Student Government Association president.  (Image via Je'Den Clark)
Chris Paul was an Advocate for Voting, HBCUs in North Carolina Before Ever Making the NBA Finals

The Wake Forest University basketball star has emerged as a leader for social justice in his native Winston-Salem.

Protesters face Charlotte police after George Floyd's killing in May 2020. (Photo by Grant Baldwin for Cardinal & Pine)
‘We Need To Do Better’: The Push for North Carolina After George Floyd

NC Attorney General Josh Stein co-chaired a racial equity task force that proposed dozens of state policy changes and legislation following Floyd's killing.

ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA - MAY 03: Jha'rod Ferebee wipes a tear away during the funeral for his father Andrew Brown Jr. at the Fountain of Life church on May 03, 2021 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Mr. Brown was shot to death by Pasquotank County Sheriff's deputies on April 21.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
District Attorney Says Police ‘Justified’ in Killing Andrew Brown. Family, Advocates Not Convinced.

The Elizabeth City shooting has made northeast North Carolina into the center of the racial justice movement for now.

Mourners attend the funeral for Andrew Brown Jr. May 3 at Fountain of Life Church in Elizabeth City . (Image via AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Reaction to Andrew Brown’s Death Shows Whose Lives Matter in Elizabeth City – And Beyond

As marchers and civil rights leaders seek to humanize the man killed by deputies in Elizabeth City, it’s white folks who need to be listening.