Stories tagged: "racial inequality"


W. Mondale Robinson in a photo from his campaign for mayor. (Courtesy of W. Mondale Robinson.)
‘Radical Hope’: Enfield Mayor W. Mondale Robinson’s Mission to Save His Hometown

One of eastern North Carolina’s oldest towns is also one of its poorest. But a progressive advocate turned local mayor has his eyes on a better future.

A new study from Duke University links tainted well water to teen delinquency. (Shutterstock)
What Does Lead-Tainted Water Have to Do With Teen Delinquency in NC? A Lot, New Study Finds.

The risk isn’t borne equally. Black children living below the poverty line are twice as likely to have elevated lead levels thanks to polluted wells. 

Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, at a Charlotte sneaker shop, shows off the new shoe designed for her. (Image via screenshot)
In Charlotte, Kamala Harris Talks Sneakers, Historically Black Colleges, and Voting

Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris got her own shoe and talked about racial inequality with the owner of a Charlotte sneaker shop.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., watch fireworks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden Speaks with Rev. Barber: ‘Everyone’s Entitled to Be Treated with Dignity and Respect’

With Trump absent, Joe Biden tells the NC civil rights leader that he'll tackle the coronavirus, address economic and racial injustice.

In this 2016 file photo, a protestor, right, is handcuffed and removed from the House gallery as demonstrators interrupted a special session of the NC General Assembly. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
A Long — Though Incomplete — List of the NC General Assembly’s Many Transgressions

If you’re struggling to remember the many twists and turns of the NC General Assembly, Gene Nichol can do it for you.

The anti-racist 'Hoop Bus' arrived in Charlotte in time for the Republican National Convention in August. (Image via Tyler Thompson)
Want to Dunk on Trump? Anti-Racist ‘Hoop Bus’ Comes to Charlotte for RNC

The traveling "Hoop Bus," created by two basketball players, rolled into Charlotte in time for the RNC's arrival in NC this week.

In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., gives her opening statement during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. Demings is among the women Joe Biden is considering for his vice presidential running mate. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
‘If You See It, You Can Be It’: Former State Lawmaker Linda Coleman Says Black Woman VP Would Diversify State, Local Races Too

Coleman says a Black woman landing Biden's VP pick would have a "trickle down" impact on the diversity of candidates in NC and beyond.