Stories tagged: "NAACP"


A monument to Confederate soldiers is seen in front of the Alamance County Courthouse in Graham, NC, in 2020. (Image via AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
North Carolina NAACP Sues to Topple Confederate Monument in Graham

Civil Rights Groups Turn to Courts for Help Toppling North Carolina Confederate Statue.

Jamie Lau, center, speaks in a vigil calling on Gov. Roy Cooper to act on pardon and clemency requests with two of his clients released from prison after serving long sentences next to him, Calrutha Johnson  and Ronnie Long. Kristie Puckett-Willliams of the ACLU of NC is on the right. (Image courtesy of Melissa Boughton)
NC’s Prison Population Forgotten in Fight Against COVID-19, Advocates Say

A coalition of criminal justice groups are holding a 58-day vigil to pressure Gov. Roy Cooper to do more to protect the 30,000 North Carolinians in prison from COVID-19.

A rendering of attorney Allison Riggs' argument during League of Women Voters v. Rucho in 2019. (Art by Art Lien)
A Few Lawsuits Later, The Courts Made Voting in NC in 2020 More Fair. Here’s What You Need to Know.

An attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice tells us what we need to know about voter ID, new maps, and voting in a pandemic.

Anti-Trump protesters clashed with counterprotesters and police outside of the Republican National Convention Monday in Charlotte. Our reporter witnessed police using their bikes as weapons against demonstrators and pepper spraying one young man. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Alvin Jacobs Jr.)
Outside of Trump’s RNC: A Clash of Protesters, Counterprotesters and Police

Police bash protesters with bikes and pepper spray one Black teen as demonstrators denounce Trump and GOP in protest outside the RNC.

NC NAACP President T. Anthony Spearman on the Ahmaud Arbery killing.
NC NAACP On The Ahmaud Arbery Shooting: ‘Lives of African Americans Don’t Seem To Amount To Much’

The 25-year-old Black man's killing by two white men, one of them a former police officer, has prompted outrage in Georgia and beyond.