Stories tagged: "racial justice"


The late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, in a 2005 file photo. (Photo by Andrew Councill/MCT/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
North Carolina Republicans Are Overdue for a Reckoning on Jesse Helms

GOP candidates Ted Budd and Richard Dietz were booked to headline a dinner with Helms’ name last weekend. But what does Helms’ bigoted views say about them?

Legalized medical marijuana in North Carolina has long seemed a distant possibility. That possibility appears to be getting closer at the NC state legislature. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Legalizing Marijuana Is About As Popular An Idea As There Is in Politics. So Where Do North Carolina Leaders Stand On It? 

With national figures pushing President Biden to decriminalize marijuana, about 68% of North Carolina voters support legalizing cannabis, polling shows.

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.

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.

Democratic North Carolina Senate candidate Cheri Beasley speaks at an election night event hosted by the North Carolina Democratic Party after winning her primary race in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Republican Ted Budd will face Beasley in North Carolina’s Senate race in November 2022. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
10 Things You Should Know About U.S. Senate Candidate Cheri Beasley

The former chief justice of North Carolina’s Supreme Court is in a nail-bitingly close race for the U.S. Senate this fall. 

The economic recovery is not the same for all people. Racial gaps in the unemployment rate in NC persist, according to a new state analysis. (Shutterstock)
NC’s Economic Recovery From the Pandemic Isn’t Universal

A new analysis in North Carolina shows there's still a significant difference in the unemployment rate for Black and white North Carolinians.

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.