Stories tagged: "racial justice"


Dr. Felecia Brown, a midwife at Sisters in Birth, a Jackson, Miss., clinic that serves pregnant women, left, confers with a patient. The clinic's comprehensive approach mirrors what public health experts say is necessary to solve the stark racial disparities in maternal health. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
The System ‘Failed Us’: Black Maternal Health Week Highlights Racial Disparities in the Doctor’s Office

Giving birth is “one of the most dangerous experiences a Black woman can have in America,” a public health expert said in a panel this week.

North Carolina head coach Hubert Davis speaks during a news conference about the Men's Final Four NCAA basketball tournament, Sunday, April 3, 2022, in New Orleans. North Carolina will face Kansas in the final game on Monday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Hubert Davis Is Making History And Not Because His Team Is Playing for a National Championship.

Unpacking an extraordinary first season for the first Black coach to lead the legendary basketball program at UNC-Chapel Hill.

U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey sponsored the federal version of the CROWN Act, a bill barring discrimination against someone based on their hairstyle. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Federal Hair Discrimination Bill Passes US House, But Fate Uncertain in the Senate

Remember the Durham teen who had to cut her braids mid-baseball game? Today’s CROWN Act vote moved to bar such racially biased rules.

George White had an astounding political career, beginning in 1881 with his election from Craven to serve in the North Carolina House of Representatives. In 1885 he served in the State Senate. In 1896 White moved to Tarboro and launched a successful bid for a national seat. Voters in what was called the “Black Second” Congressional District, had already sent three African Americans to Congress. White was elected twice, and was the last remaining Black US Congressman when he introduced the first antilynching bill in 1900.
This NC Lawmaker Called for an Antilynching Law 100 Years Ago. This Week, We Got One.

The US will finally make lynching a federal crime, after more than a century of attempts. C&P looks at the long road to justice. It only took 122 years to declare lynching a federal hate crime, after a long-sought bill passed Congress this week.  The Emmett Till Antilynching Act passed the US House with three...

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.

Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley arriving at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit in 2011. The 6'5 tastemaker favored authoritative robes and caftans in later years. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
How Andre Leon Talley’s Epic Style Was Informed By His Durham Grandmother

At the height of the fashion world, Talley credited his grandmother for teaching him to use style as a defense. 'Clothes were my armor of warfare...I had to represent.'

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.