Stories tagged: "Black Lives Matter"


Police stand guard after the confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled in Aug. 2018 by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.  (File photo by AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
From Silent Sam to the US Capitol: Why We Should Have Seen the Violence Coming

The white supremacists who overtook the US Capitol got their start in places like Chapel Hill, where UNC authorities failed to recognize the dangers sparked by Silent Sam.

Protesters face CMPD officers after an arrest was made and tear gas and pepper balls were deployed against those gathered this summer following George Floyd's death. (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.

Wrongfully imprisoned for more than 40 years, Ronnie Long received word of his pardon from Gov. Roy Cooper hours after the publication of a Cardinal & Pine series. (Image via 'Free Ronnie Long' on Facebook)
‘Tears of Joy’: After Four Decades of Wrongful Imprisonment, Ronnie Long Pardoned

Ronnie Long, who was featured this week in a Cardinal & Pine series, received word of his pardon Thursday from NC Gov. Roy Cooper.

Kicking back at his Durham home after more than 40 years of wrongful imprisonment, Ronnie Long is still waiting on an official pardon from NC Gov. Roy Cooper. (Image via Ashleigh Long)
Wrongfully Imprisoned for 44 Years, Ronnie Long Waits on Roy Cooper to Pardon Him

Ronnie Long talks to C&P about his four-decade wait for justice. And now, his wait for a pardoning from NC Gov. Roy Cooper.

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.

From left to right, the 'Christmas in Carolina' cast: Jessi Niccolet, Terrence Shingler, Darius McCrary, Kellie Shanygne Williams, David L. Rowell, and Joslyn Y. Hall of Charlotte. (Image via The True Story Photography)
We Need More Black Holiday Films. A ‘Family Matters’ Reunion With NC Ties Fills the Role.

'Black Lives Matter' changed the way we look at screen representation. 'Christmas in Carolina' film had that in mind.

The Rev. Greg Drumwright leads a 1,000-person march to the polls on Election Day in Graham, NC. (Photo by Alvin Jacobs Jr. for Cardinal & Pine)
Push for Racial Justice in Alamance County Continues with Weekend March

Weeks after peaceful marchers were pepper-sprayed on the way to the polls, Black Lives Matters supporters will be back in Alamance County this Sunday.