Stories tagged: "racial equity"


President Joe Biden at NC A&T University in April. On Wednesday, Biden announced that he would deliver on a campaign promise, canceling student debt for many Americans. The move could have significant impacts in N.C., which has the seventh-highest average debt in the nation, according to Lending Tree. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Biden Cancels Student Debt For Tens of Millions of Americans, Delivering on a Campaign Promise. Here’s What’s In His Order. 

North Carolina has the seventh-highest average debt in the nation. So the move might have a significant impact here.

North Carolina-born actress, dancer, and singer Ariana DeBose arrives at the Oscars Sunday. She shattered boundaries with her Academy Award win for "Best Supporting Actress." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Beyond ‘The Slap’: NC’s Ariana DeBose Is the Real Story of This Year’s Oscars

The Wilmington-born actress, singer, and dancer became the first openly queer, Afro-Latino actress to win an Oscar.

Dr. Dudley Flood is considered one of the heroes behind the integration of North Carolina's public schools. Here, he received the state's highest civilian honor, the NC Award, last year. (Image via NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Dudley Flood Worked Tirelessly to Integrate NC’s Public Schools. Now 90, He’s Still on a Mission.

The respected educator, now 90, played a key role in integrating North Carolina’s public schools.

Former NC Chief Justice Cheri Beasley (center), was the first Black woman to serve as the top judge on North Carolina's high court. (Photo from Beasley campaign).
A Black Woman on the Supreme Court Would Fulfill Biden’s Historic Promise

'For our courts to work for all of us, they must look like all of us,' advocates say. Biden can usher that in with a historical Supreme Court nomination.

From days of service to drive-through rallies, poetry readings and live-streamed teach-ins, North Carolina's statewide King Day celebrations have something to offer everyone. The aim: to push beyond a day of remembrance and spark a long-term commitment to justice. (KatieKaboom from Pixabay/Canva)
Put Your Hand to the Plow: Virtual and Live MLK Day Events in NC

Our list of 2022 MLK Day events in North Carolina includes everything from service days to online teach-ins and drive-through parades.

Carl (left) and Pernell Beatty (right) flank their sister Celeste, the owner of Harlem Brew South, in her taproom. The warehouse is the site of Operation Dixie, a historical and successful labor campaign in 1946. More than 10,000 tobacco workers, mostly women, gathered from around the state and voted to unionize for better working conditions. Harlem Brew's lager is named '1946' in tribute.
Raise Your Glass: Black-Owned Brewery Elevates Rocky Mount Community

Celeste Beatty, owner of Harlem Brew South, emphasizes community as well as craft to solidify her rare position in the craft beer market. 

NC educators protest near the General Assembly building in Raleigh in 2018. Education funding was a major point of conflict in the state in the last decade, particularly longstanding funding inequities between urban and rural counties. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
The Moment I Realized NC Public Schools Are Not Treated Equally

How a move to a specialty school in Durham convinced an Edgecombe County teen that North Carolina schools are funded unfairly.