Stories tagged: "Black Lives Matter"


Geeta Kapur, a civil rights attorney from North Carolina, is the author of the new book "To Drink From the Well: The Struggle for Racial Equality at the Nation's Oldest Public University." (Image via Geeta Kapur)
UNC’s ‘Racist Roots’ Fueled Nikole Hannah-Jones Scandal and Legacy of Injustices, Legal Scholar Says

Enslaved people literally laid the bricks at UNC. So how does its past reflect on the turmoil of today?

Protesters march along the streets to protest the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C., Wednesday, April 28, 2021. On Wednesday, 85 days after Brown's shooting, the family filed a federal lawsuit, claiming they could not get justice in North Carolina state courts from local officials. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Andrew Brown’s Family Takes Lawsuit Federal so He Can ‘Get the Justice That He Deserved’

Brown was killed in April by Pasquotank County deputies who shot him in the back of the head as he drove away.

In this 2016 file photo, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones attends the Peabody Awards Ceremony in New York. A controversy over tenure at North Carolina's flagship university has highlighted discrimination against Black students, student-activists said Wednesday in Chapel Hill. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagic)
After Nikole Hannah-Jones Snub, UNC ‘Not Safe for Black Students’ Either, Activists Say

North Carolina’s flagship public university has been the scene of numerous race-related controversies in recent years, including white supremacist rallies around a Confederate monument.

ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 27: Patrice Revelle stands in front of police in riot gear as they force people off a street as they protest the killing of Andrew Brown Jr. on April 27, 2021 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The police were enforcing an 8 pm curfew announced after the shooting death of Brown by Pasquotank County Sheriff deputies on April 21.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Most North Carolinians Want Police Reform, But it’s Still a Partisan Issue

Mid-May polling was often split on partisan lines, but North Carolinians were generally supportive of more police scrutiny.

Protesters march along the streets to protest the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C., Wednesday, April 28, 2021. On Wednesday, 85 days after Brown's shooting, the family filed a federal lawsuit, claiming they could not get justice in North Carolina state courts from local officials. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Andrew Brown and Ronald Greene Weren’t Killed By Bad Apples. They Were Killed By a Bad Orchard.

We can’t talk about police reform in North Carolina without talking about the racist origins of policing in America and in the South.

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.