Stories tagged: "race"


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.

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.

Protesters march along the streets to protest the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C., Wednesday, April 28, 2021. On Wednesday, 85 days after Brown's shooting, the family filed a federal lawsuit, claiming they could not get justice in North Carolina state courts from local officials. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Andrew Brown and Ronald Greene Weren’t Killed By Bad Apples. They Were Killed By a Bad Orchard.

We can’t talk about police reform in North Carolina without talking about the racist origins of policing in America and in the South.

President-elect Joe Biden met with leaders of major US civil rights groups to discuss his plans to address systemic racism, from the government to the American people.
Biden Rode to Victory on a Wave of Black Votes. Now Leaders Want Results.

Civil rights leaders played a pivotal role in delivering Joe Biden’s victory. Now they’re asking the president-elect to make good on campaign promises to fight structural disparities.

Tubs of Penny's pimento cheese, which is produced in Charlotte. (Photo via Penny's.)
Want Non-Controversial Pimento Cheese? We’ve Got You and Your Crackers Covered.

NC-based pimento cheese brands step in after the SC owner of Palmetto Cheese lambasted the Black Lives Matter movement.