Stories tagged: "racial justice"


Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones stands for a portrait at her home in New York, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. A controversy over tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill has supercharged debates in North Carolina about teaching the state's history of racism in K-12 and higher education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
‘What Gets Taught Matters’: Why North Carolina Must Confront Its History of Racism

The author of a North Carolina history book explains why it’s so crucial for the state’s K-12 students to understand our state’s history of racism.

North Carolina Lieutenant Gov. Mark Robinson gavels in the opening session of the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Robinson has been among the GOP's more outspoken critics of racial equity efforts in North Carolina school systems. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
The GOP Made Critical Race Theory its Boogeyman, but NC Students Suffer for it.

A Charlotte parent on racial equity in public school systems and the GOP's bogus Critical Race Theory panic.

NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 18: A new Federal Holiday ''Juneteenth'' is celebrated in the heart of Harlem, New York City, United States on June 18, 2021. President Biden signed legislation making June 19, or Juneteenth, a new national holiday. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Our Juneteenth: When Emancipation Came to One of North Carolina’s Largest Plantations

After the Civil War, news of Emancipation took months to wind its away across the South. Enslaved workers at Stagville, one of NC largest plantations, met the news with hope and resilience.

George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis inspired 15-year-old Ocir Black of Winston-Salem, NC, to collect poignant letters from Black mothers to their sons. (Graphic by Denzel Boyd)
‘Love Letters To My Son’: How George Floyd Inspired a North Carolina Teen to Write a Book

George Floyd called out for his mom. The tragedy moved North Carolina's Ocir Black to collect letters from Black mothers to their sons.

Naomi Osaka wears a protective mask due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, featuring the name "George Floyd", while arriving at the 2020 US Open. (Image via AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Tennis Superstar Naomi Osaka Buys Stake in NC’s Pro Women’s Soccer Team

Naomi Osaka announced she’s now a partial owner of the NC Courage, the pro women’s soccer team that plays in Cary.

Graphic via Morgaine Ford-Workman for COURIER
I’m a Prepper and Yet Even I Wasn’t Fully Ready for What Life in a Pandemic Would Bring

As someone who prepares for emergency situations, I already had the supplies and ammunition. What I wasn't prepared for, however, was the existential question of who I was.

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley (center) of the NC Supreme Court, with her Republican challenger Paul Newby beside her. (Photo from Beasley campaign).
As Parties Battle Over Ginsburg Seat, NC Chief Justice Beasley Says Courts Should Be Above It

Cheri Beasley, the first Black woman to lead NC’s Supreme Court, shares Ginsburg memories, and talks the courts' role in racial justice.