Stories tagged: "George Floyd"


A 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted in Charlotte this year. (Cardinal & Pine photo by Grant Baldwin).
Cardinal Issues: The Misleading ‘Defund the Police’ Attacks in Four Pivotal NC Senate Races

There’s a lot of nuance to police reform. Here’s what you need to know about Black Lives Matter's impact on races for the NC General Assembly.

An activist waves a Black Lives Matter flag as protesters march out of  First Ward Park in Charlotte in response to the Breonna Taylor case. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter Demonstrators Take to Charlotte Streets for Breonna Taylor

The largest city in NC, Charlotte, was one of many cities with a Black Lives Matter protest to demand action on Breonna Taylor's death.

A woman speaks during a protest, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Protests Erupt After Grand Jury Declines to Press Charges for Breonna Taylor’s Death

Anger and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police for Breonna Taylor's death poured into protests in US streets Wednesday.

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.

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.