Stories tagged: "Anita Earls"


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.

Protesters face Charlotte police after George Floyd's killing in May 2020. (Photo by Grant Baldwin for Cardinal & Pine)
2020 Was a Drag. But Here’s My (Incomplete) List of the Cardinal & Pine Stories That Soared.

Brave leaders, earth-moving candidates, a president in free fall, and a NC man who waited 44 years for justice. The best stories of 2020.

A protester kneels in the street before continuing with those marching through uptown after George Floyd's killing. Floyd's death sparked widespread outcry and, in North Carolina, a racial equity task force that assembled a lengthy list of recommendations for criminal justice reform. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
Marijuana and Body Cams: Here Are the Big Ideas in Cooper Task Force’s Criminal Justice Report

Cooper's racial justice task force, created after George Floyd's killing, wants more training, fairer drug laws, and police accountability.

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.

FILE - In this July 17, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks during a Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis on Capitol Hill in Washington. Neither public rivals nor personal friends, Bottoms and Stacey Abrams spent years climbing parallel ladders from nearby outposts at Atlanta City Hall and the Georgia Capitol.  Now the Atlanta mayor and the former Georgia governor candidate find themselves at the same political intersection on Joe Biden's list of potential running mates. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
NC Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls: Black Woman VP Would Send ‘Incredibly Powerful Message’

NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Anita Earls talks about the 'incredibly powerful message' it would send if Biden chooses a Black woman for his VP pick.

In a show of defiance, protesters turn their backs and kneel in front of a line of Charlotte police officers during a May protest of George Floyd's killing. Floyd's death sparked massive unrest and led to panels like Gov. Roy Cooper's Racial Equity Task Force, which published a list of criminal justice reform recommendations in December 2020. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
Citing ‘Defining Moment’ on Race, Gov. Cooper Launches Criminal Justice Task Force

Saying that Black Americans are “too often” treated unfairly by courts and police, Gov. Cooper launched a task force on racial inequity in criminal justice.

N.C. Supreme Court issued a major ruling affected the Racial Justice Act Friday. Image via N.C. Judicial Branch
Hope for Death Row Inmates With Court Ruling on N.C.’s Racial Justice Act

A ruling Friday by the N.C. Supreme Court found a repeal of the Racial Justice Act was unconstitutional, paving the way for death row inmates to appeal their sentences.