Stories tagged: "latinos"


In this 2016 file photo, a demonstrator protests North Carolina immigration bills that advocates say are meant to target undocumented people. Gov. Roy Cooper recently vetoed GOP lawmakers' latest attempt to crack down on  undocumented people in the state. (Shutterstock)
Here’s Why Gov. Cooper Vetoed a GOP Immigration Crackdown

Republicans want local law enforcement to get involved in immigration, but advocates worried it would feed racial profiling. 

The gender pay gap is even worse for women of color. Equal Pay Day was conceived to show how long women must work to earn what men made by Dec. 31 of the previous year.
Today is Equal Pay Day. But Not for Black, Native, and Latina Women.

Equal Pay Day was started to raise awareness about the gender wage gap. But research shows race also plays an outsized role in earnings.

The grueling COVID-19 pandemic changed the way Charlotte artist Rosalia Torres Weiner created her annual Dia De Los Muertos altar, or "ofrenda," which will be debuted this weekend in Charlotte. Here, Torres Weiner shows off her work in 2017 at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington D.C. (Photo by Sergio Ochoa courtesy of Torres Weiner)
An ‘Ofrenda’ for Healing: How the Pandemic Changed One NC Artist’s Dia De Los Muertos Altar

"It’s been really hard for people to lose loved ones. We need the little somethings that bring us together and art does that.”

Marion is hosting its fifth annual Dia de los Muertos event this year. (Image via Facebook)
Dia de los Muertos Is Nobody’s Halloween. 11 Ways to Experience This Joyful Tradition in NC.

It’s about celebrating and communing with loved ones who’ve passed away. Look for these North Carolina events in the coming weeks.

A new study draws a direct correlation between healthcare inequalities, particularly for Latino families, and the refusal to expand Medicaid in states like North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
12 States Refuse to Expand Medicaid. This Is How It Hurts Latinos.

Healthcare inequalities in North Carolina’s low-income communities are related to the state’s refusal to expand Medicaid.

Ever Lopez with his family after he was denied his diploma at Asheboro High School this past weekend. (Image via the Lopez family)
Denied his Diploma for Displaying a Mexican Flag, an NC Teen Calls for Change

Ever Lopez was denied his high school diploma for wearing a Mexican flag to his NC graduation. He and his family want to celebrate all Latino graduates.

Latino Students Juggle Remote Learning and Translating for Families During Pandemic

The adaptation to online learning during the pandemic is extra challenging for families who speak little English.