Stories tagged: "racial inequality"


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 this week. (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.

Gov. Roy Cooper, at the podium, and NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen. (Photo by Dept. of Public Safety)
‘We Need to do a Lot More’: Gov. Cooper Addresses Newly Formed Racial Equity Task Force

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed huge racial disparities in NC, Gov. Cooper says a new task force combating inequity is crucial.

A "Black Lives Matter" demonstrator marches in Raleigh in May 2020. (Image via Shutterstock)
Report: NC Prosecutors Struck a Potential Juror Because They Backed ‘Black Lives Matter’

Advocates say the removal of a potential juror in NC for supporting 'Black Lives Matter' is evidence of systemic racism in the criminal justice system.

A new NC study says Black drivers are more than twice as likely as white drivers to be pulled over by law enforcement. (Image via Shutterstock)
Study: Black Drivers More Than Twice as Likely as White Drivers to Be Pulled Over by Police in NC

A new state report says the rate of traffic stops for Black drivers in NC is more than twice that of white drivers and almost 1.5 times that of other races.