Stories tagged: "race"


The late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, in a 2005 file photo. (Photo by Andrew Councill/MCT/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
North Carolina Republicans Are Overdue for a Reckoning on Jesse Helms

GOP candidates Ted Budd and Richard Dietz were booked to headline a dinner with Helms’ name last weekend. But what does Helms’ bigoted views say about them?

NY Racing owner John Cohen, who played football at Grambling State University from 1993-1997,  returned to the NASCAR Cup Series with a Chevrolet Camaro repping the GSU Tigers.  Cohen was joined by three other Black owners, including Michael Jordan and his former NC State teammate, Brad Daugherty. (Photo provided by John Cohen)
Daytona 500’s Historic Diversity Revved Up a Broader Audience

With a Black race director, grand marshal, a driver, four owners, and a car sporting HBCU colors, this year's Daytona 500 was the most diverse ever.

Supporters of those charged in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol pass a counter-protester with a 'LOSER' sign in Washington, DC. North Carolina was home to 18 of the insurrectionists. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
How to Stop the Insurrectionist Next Door

Of the Jan. 6 insurrectionists, 18 called North Carolina home. Here's how seemingly normal people become extremists, how to spot it and ways to stop it.

A young child in neatly plaited hair sits on the lap of a Santa Claus character in a red suit with whit trim, a red and white hat and white gloves. Both the boy and the actor are Black.
Black Santas Spread Joy and an Important Message. Here’s Where to Find Them in NC.

Black Santas are more popular than ever among families of all races. Here's why, and where you can see some Black Santas this holiday season in North Carolina.

A mob of white supremacists murdered dozens of Black locals and ran Black leaders out of town in 1898 during the Wilmington Massacre. Here the mob stands outside the ruins of Wilmington's Daily Record, the only Black-owned paper in the state. (Public Domain Image)
North Carolina’s Wilmington Massacre and Trump’s Insurrection Really Aren’t So Different

Madmen, mobsters, and racists took NC to a dark place 123 years ago. I fear Trump-backed insurrectionists would lead us to a similar hell.

One of North Carolina's most influential figures, Pauli Murray still doesn't get her due for her part in combatting racial injustice, homophobia, and sexism. A new Amazon Prime Video doc about Murray, who grew up in Durham, premiers this weekend in the Bull City. (Image via Pauli Murray Center)
Pauli Murray: The North Carolina Hero Too Few Know About

A documentary about North Carolina civil rights trailblazer Pauli Murray will premier this weekend in Durham before being released to a national audience. 

In this 2016 file photo, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones attends the Peabody Awards Ceremony in New York. A controversy over tenure at North Carolina's flagship university has highlighted discrimination against Black students, student-activists said Wednesday in Chapel Hill. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagic)
After Nikole Hannah-Jones Snub, UNC ‘Not Safe for Black Students’ Either, Activists Say

North Carolina’s flagship public university has been the scene of numerous race-related controversies in recent years, including white supremacist rallies around a Confederate monument.