Stories tagged: "civil rights"


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North Carolina Muslims Continue Progressive March Despite 20 Years of Sept. 11 Bias

Hate crimes against US Muslims have exploded by 500% in the years since Sept. 11, 2001. Still, more Muslims than ever are running for elected office and raising their voices for progressive change.

The Tryon, NC, childhood home of legendary musician Nina Simone. (Image via National Trust for Historic Preservation)
From Nina Simone to Blind Boy Fuller, Here Are Five of NC’s Most Timeless Musical Landmarks

North Carolina music is eccentric, rootsy, and complicated, just like the state itself. We’ll take you to the burial places of blues and the birth of modern jazz.

NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 18: A new Federal Holiday ''Juneteenth'' is celebrated in the heart of Harlem, New York City, United States on June 18, 2021. President Biden signed legislation making June 19, or Juneteenth, a new national holiday. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Our Juneteenth: When Emancipation Came to One of North Carolina’s Largest Plantations

After the Civil War, news of Emancipation took months to wind its away across the South. Enslaved workers at Stagville, one of NC largest plantations, met the news with hope and resilience.

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - APRIL 24: William J. Barber II speaks during a press conference concerning the shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. at Mount Lebanon A.M.E. Zion Church in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on April 24, 2021. Brown was shot by officers from the Pasquotank County Sheriffs Office on April 21. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
‘Inept, Incompetent and Incapable’: William Barber Says Prosecutors Can’t Handle Elizabeth City Shooting

A week after Andrew Brown Jr. was killed by NC deputies, William Barber II questioned whether local prosecutors can handle the investigation.

The town of Carrboro passed protections for those who identify as LGBTQ because federal action has stalled. (Image via Town of Carrboro/Instagram)
NC Mayor: Burr, Tillis Need to Stand Up and Protect NC’s LGBTQ Residents

Carrboro's mayor explains why her town recently passed protections for LGBTQ people, and why more are needed.

President-elect Joe Biden met with leaders of major US civil rights groups to discuss his plans to address systemic racism, from the government to the American people.
Biden Rode to Victory on a Wave of Black Votes. Now Leaders Want Results.

Civil rights leaders played a pivotal role in delivering Joe Biden’s victory. Now they’re asking the president-elect to make good on campaign promises to fight structural disparities.

Justice Ginsburg's passing on Friday has women activists thinking about how to best continue her legacy.
Not Giving Up: Three Women Activists Share How the Fight Continues After RBG (Part I)

Women activists across the country working to prevent gun violence, sexual assault, and more share how they want Americans to keep Justice Ginsburg's legacy alive.