Stories tagged: "racial injustice"


Sarah Keys Evans was serving in the Women's Army Corps in 1952 when she was arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat for a white Marine at the Roanoke Rapids bus station. Her lawsuit would go on to change the country.  (Image via US Army.)
4 Powerful Moments in North Carolina’s Black History

It’s Black History Month in North Carolina, and many of our state’s most significant moments are still seriously overlooked. 

The State Board of Elections denied a request from a voter to remove Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene over racist comments he made. (Image via Columbus County Sheriff's Office)
State Board of Elections Denies Appeal to Remove Columbus County Sheriff Who Made Racist Comments

After a judge suspended Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene in October for racist comments, he resigned and then ran for re-election (and won) in what some are calling an effort to “game the system."

Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center, poses with books that have been the subject of complaints from parents in Salt Lake City on Dec. 16, 2021.  The wave of attempted book banning and restrictions continues to intensify, the American Library Association reported. Numbers for 2022 already approach last year's totals, which were the highest in decades. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Why Banning Books Is A Jim Crow Practice

For Banned Books Week, an N.C. State professor of English explains how the recent surge in bans is targeting Black people and LGBTQ people.

President Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris, speaks before signing the American Rescue Plan in 2021, a coronavirus relief package (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
As Biden Preps State of the Union, Here’s What One NC Woman Had to Say About His Performance

Infrastructure, racial justice, and the economy were major topics as the Washington Post interviewed Biden supporters on his first year.

Sarah Keys Evans was serving in the Women's Army Corps in 1952 when she was arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat for a white Marine at the Roanoke Rapids bus station. Her lawsuit would go on to change the country.  (Image via US Army.)
Let’s Make Sure These Chapters of NC’s Black History Aren’t Forgotten

It’s Black History Month in North Carolina, and many of our state’s most significant moments are still seriously overlooked. 

Numerous historically Black colleges across the nation, including Winston-Salem State University, have been the targets of the unverified bomb threats in recent weeks. (Image via WSSU)
‘Are They Trying to Get All HBCUs?’: Students, Families React to Bomb Threats at NC’s HBCUs

The FBI is investigating more than 20 bomb threats against HBCUs as racially-motivated hate crimes. Fayetteville State and Winston Salem State in NC were among the latest to receive threats.

Civil rights visionary Ella Baker, who grew up in eastern North Carolina, at a 1968 news conference. (AP Photo/Jack Harris)
Take a Road Trip Through Some of the Blackest Moments in NC History

Bring history to life with an east-to-west road trip that travels from the coastal maroon colonies to the founding of the sit-in movement to the site of MLK’s address in Durham.