Stories tagged: "Attack on the Capitol"


A mob of white supremacists murdered dozens of Black locals and ran Black leaders out of town in 1898 during the Wilmington Massacre. Here the mob stands outside the ruins of Wilmington's Daily Record, the only Black-owned paper in the state. (Public Domain Image)
North Carolina’s Wilmington Massacre and Trump’s Insurrection Really Aren’t So Different

Madmen, mobsters, and racists took NC to a dark place 123 years ago. I fear Trump-backed insurrectionists would lead us to a similar hell.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, walk from a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Civics Teacher: Tillis and Burr Are Completely Wrong About the Constitution

A NC civics teacher takes on US Senators Tillis and Burr’s objections to former President Trump's second impeachment.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 13: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) wears a protective mask while walking to the House Floor during a vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol on January 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives moved forward with impeachment following Vice President Mike Pences refusal to use the 25th amendment to remove Trump from office after protestors breached the U.S. Capitol last week. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)
President Trump Has Been Impeached Again. Here’s How Your Representative Voted.

Despite the president’s involvement in a violent attack on the Capitol, no Republican members from NC voted for impeachment of Trump.

image of pro-Trump rallies and Black Lives Matter protests
I Was Deeply Embedded in the Pro-Trump Rallies. Journalists Like Me Saw This Coming.

On Jan. 6, we saw white privilege and white supremacy in action, but the biases that fueled the terrorism on the Capitol have been growing over the course of 2020.

People gather at the base of the U.S. Capitol with large IMPEACH and REMOVE letters on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. The group is calling on Congress to impeach and remove President Donald Trump on the day that Democrats introduced articles of impeachment in response to Trump's incitement of a mob entering the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for MoveOn)
Trump Takes No Responsibility for Terrorists as House Gets Ready for Wednesday Impeachment Vote

Trump faces a charge of "incitement of insurrection" for the deadly terrorist attack on the Capitol building.