Stories tagged: "Black Lives Matter"


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Black Lives Matter Is Inspiring Young People to Register to Vote. Could They Swing the Election?

Beyond demanding an end to racial injustice, the protests have also offered an opportunity to register more people to vote.

Lebron James is just one of the many athletes who have stood up to support Black Lives Matter since George Floyd's killing by police in May.
The Complete Timeline of Athletes Speaking Out Against Racial Injustice Since the Death of George Floyd

Major sports leagues, teams, and individual players have all taken action on civil rights since the killing of George Floyd, continuing the legacy of athletes protesting against injustice.

The anti-racist 'Hoop Bus' arrived in Charlotte in time for the Republican National Convention this week. (Image via Tyler Thompson)
Want to Dunk on Trump? Anti-Racist ‘Hoop Bus’ Comes to Charlotte for RNC

The traveling "Hoop Bus," created by two basketball players, rolled into Charlotte in time for the RNC's arrival in NC this week.

A 'Black Lives Matter' marquee in Asheville, NC in July. The city has been the center of demonstrations after local officials voted against immediately defunding the police. (Image via Shutterstock)
After Asheville Votes Against Defunding Police, Demonstrators Take to the Streets

How the 'Defund the Police' movement touched down in Asheville, leading to tense moments with local police department.

Buncombe County Commissioner Al Whitesides joined other members of the county board in voting for reparations this week in the western NC county. (Image via Whitesides' Facebook page)
This NC County Just Joined Asheville in Passing Reparations

Buncombe County in NC joined its county seat, Asheville, in apologizing for slavery and approving reparations to address racial inequalities.

A demonstrator marches in front of the State Capitol in Raleigh in June. The Capitol has been the scene of multiple protests of racial inequality in 2020. (Image via Shutterstock)
How History Is Made: After George Floyd, NC Educators Consider a More Inclusive Curriculum

The NC Department of Education is trying to make its history curriculum more representative of our country. Getting it right is proving to be a challenge.

A 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted in Charlotte this year. (Cardinal & Pine photo by Grant Baldwin).
After Roxboro Shooting, ‘Black Lives Matter’ Demonstrations Convene in Three NC Cities

On the same day Roxboro police released dashboard footage of David Brooks Jr.'s death, Black Lives Matter demonstrations touched off in three NC cities.