Stories tagged: "racism"


Mourners attend the funeral for Andrew Brown Jr. May 3 at Fountain of Life Church in Elizabeth City . (Image via AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Reaction to Andrew Brown’s Death Shows Whose Lives Matter in Elizabeth City – And Beyond

As marchers and civil rights leaders seek to humanize the man killed by deputies in Elizabeth City, it’s white folks who need to be listening.

North Carolina education leaders are set to finalize social studies curriculum standards, but may not confront the legacy of systemic racism. (Stock image via Getty Images)
NC Teacher: The State Needs to Recognize, and Teach, the History of Racism

This North Carolina teacher writes that recent suggestions by state education leaders to downplay the role of systemic racism in our country is wrong.

Held in prison for 44 years for a crime he didn't commit, Ronnie Long meets a new world. (Image via "Free Ronnie Long" on Facebook)
Fresh Shrimp and Creamsicles: Ronnie Long Meets the World Again

Wrongfully imprisoned in NC for 44 years, Ronnie Long comes to terms with a different world than the one he knew.

Kicking back at his Durham home after more than 40 years of wrongful imprisonment, Ronnie Long is still waiting on an official pardon from NC Gov. Roy Cooper. (Image via Ashleigh Long)
Wrongfully Imprisoned for 44 Years, Ronnie Long Waits on Roy Cooper to Pardon Him

Ronnie Long talks to C&P about his four-decade wait for justice. And now, his wait for a pardoning from NC Gov. Roy Cooper.

A racial justice task force recommended that North Carolina decriminalize marijuana possession.
NC Task Force Wants Weed Decriminalized

A racial justice task force reporting to Gov. Roy Cooper recommended North Carolina do away with criminal penalties, citing how Black and Latino residents are disproportionately convicted.

Rev. Greg Drumwright and another BLM protestor raises their hands in a Black Power salute shortly after being released from the Alamance County Jail Saturday. (Photo by Sarah Ovaska/Cardinal & Pine)
Threat of Pepper Spray Isn’t Stopping This Election Day Rally In North Carolina

After a peaceful voter turnout rally was violently and abruptly shut down in Alamance County this weekend, organizers pledge to return on Election Day to urge voters to the polls.

Kass Ottley, leader of Seeking Justice CLT, leads chants during a march through uptown Charlotte in response to the Breonna Taylor case in September. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
Why I Think 2020 is a Game-Changer for Systemic Racism and Voter Suppression

A Johnston County candidate for town council says a history of voter suppression and racism looms large in NC in this election year.