Stories tagged: "race"


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. (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.

Protesters confront CMPD officers after an arrest during a May protest in Charlotte. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
That Viral Story About NC Police Washing the Feet of Black Faith Leaders Is Not True

Some NC police officers walked in a peace march with Black faith leaders, but they did not, as multiple outlets reported, wash the feet of those leaders.

A 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted in Charlotte this year. (Cardinal & Pine photo by Grant Baldwin).
IN PHOTOS: 16 Artists, 1 Statement. ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural Comes to Charlotte

In partnership with Charlotte city leaders, 16 artists painted the sprawling 'Black Lives Matter' mural uptown, crafting a theme for each letter.

In a show of defiance, protesters turn their backs and kneel in front of a line of Charlotte police officers during a May protest of George Floyd's killing. Floyd's death sparked massive unrest and led to panels like Gov. Roy Cooper's Racial Equity Task Force, which published a list of criminal justice reform recommendations in December 2020. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
Citing ‘Defining Moment’ on Race, Gov. Cooper Launches Criminal Justice Task Force

Saying that Black Americans are “too often” treated unfairly by courts and police, Gov. Cooper launched a task force on racial inequity in criminal justice.