Stories tagged: "economy"


A woman wears a mask as she passes a grafitt message in Los Angeles in May 2020. (Image  via Getty Images)
Evictions on Your Record Make it Hard to Find a New Place. Here’s a Fix.

Two NC Democratic lawmakers explain why they filed a bill to expunge records of evictions during the pandemic.

Democratic U.S. House Rep. Deborah Ross in a 2016 file photo. Ross' attempts at passing equal pay legislation failed in the North Carolina General Assembly in years past, but Democrats in the state legislature say there's new momentum for the bill today. (Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
‘Women in Our State Deserve to be Paid Fairly’: NC Democrats File Gender Pay Gap Legislation

Why supporters in North Carolina say there’s real momentum to address longtime pay gaps between men and women.

Rapper J. Cole performs during halftime during the NBA All-Star game in 2019 in Charlotte. Coronavirus forced the Fayetteville native to cancel his North Carolina music festival Dreamville in 2020. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
A Silenced Year: How North Carolina’s Once-Booming Music Industry is Coping With Coronavirus

The pandemic upended an industry dependent on touring revenues, forcing artists, venues and fans alike to adapt.

In this file photo, HB2 protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building in 2016. The bill cost the state billions in economic activity, but lawmakers put forth an anti-transgender bill this week focused on middle and high school sports.  (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
NC Faces Recession, Pandemic, and Upheaval in Schools. But These GOP Lawmakers Want to Talk Transgender Student-Athletes.

The inappropriately titled ‘Save Women’s Sports Act’ wants to police transgender athletes’ participation in middle and high school sports.

'Not So Super Publishing' Founder Jacques Nyemb makes comic and children's book gold out of everyday Black heroes. (Image via Not So Super Publishing; Photo by Carolyn Scott)
POW! NC Comic Writer Smashes Racial Injustice, COVID on the Page

How Black Lives Matter and being a dad influenced Jacques Nyemb’s ‘Not So Super Publishing’ company.

From L to R: Kyona Kelley, Porche Vann, Yeshera Douglas protest for higher wages outside a Little Caesar's in Fayetteville.
‘I Make Less Than a Two-Topping Pizza’: Inside NC’s Fight for a $15 Wage

As President Biden calls for a $15 federal minimum age, some in NC are struggling to make ends meet today.

NC Gov. Roy Cooper during a December COVID briefing. States like NC have struggled to contain COVID-19 despite relatively stringent restrictions, but that might be a better reflection of population. (Image via Cooper's office)
NC Has a High COVID Death Rate Despite More Restrictions. Could Population Be the Reason?

There’s a lurking variable in states like NC that have a high COVID death rate despite more stringent restrictions.