Stories tagged: "Social Justice"


NC native and NBA great Chris Paul at his 2022 graduation from Winston-Salem State University. Paul's Social Change Fund United has given a small business grant to a Black-owned juice bar in his native city. (Image via Social Change Fund United on Facebook)
North Carolina Black-Owned Business Lands Grant Money From NBA Stars, Including NC Native Chris Paul

Owner William Fulton plans to use the grant money to expand his business’ sales market into other parts of North Carolina.

The Pride flag flies in uptown Charlotte. (Shutterstock)
Feeling Generous This Holiday Season? Our Picks for Worthy Do-Gooders to Donate To In North Carolina

It's been a perilous year for voting rights and women's health, among other things. Here's who is helping if you want to contribute.

Participants of a Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival assembly and news briefing in Jackson, Miss., hold signs listing a variety of issues in April 2021. (Image via AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
‘We Have Work to Do’: Rev. Barber Reviving Moral Monday in North Carolina

North Carolina’s Rev. Barber will return to Raleigh as the national Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes ahead of a June march in Washington. 

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.

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North Carolina Muslims Continue Progressive March Despite 20 Years of Sept. 11 Bias

Hate crimes against US Muslims have exploded by 500% in the years since Sept. 11, 2001. Still, more Muslims than ever are running for elected office and raising their voices for progressive change.

NBA star Chris Paul (left) led a voting drive last October with Je'Den Clark, a WSSU graduate and Student Government Association president.  (Image via Je'Den Clark)
Chris Paul was an Advocate for Voting, HBCUs in North Carolina Before Ever Making the NBA Finals

The Wake Forest University basketball star has emerged as a leader for social justice in his native Winston-Salem.

Ethan (left) and Kimberly Wheeler founded The Phoenix Alliance, which assists girls in human trafficking situations.
Easter Egg Hunt Helps NC Couple’s Anti-Trafficking Effort

Ethan and Kimberly Wheeler of Rockingham County fundraise through Easter egg hunts to help groups rescues young girls from sex trafficking operations.