Stories tagged: "Social Justice"


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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.

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.

Tubs of Penny's pimento cheese, which is produced in Charlotte. (Photo via Penny's.)
Want Non-Controversial Pimento Cheese? We’ve Got You and Your Crackers Covered.

NC-based pimento cheese brands step in after the SC owner of Palmetto Cheese lambasted the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Sister of Murdered Ft. Bragg Soldier Enrique Román Martínez Demands Answers

The remains of Spc. Enrique Román Martínez washed up on shore days after he was reported missing.

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FBI Will Investigate Homicide of 21-Year-Old Soldier Enrique Román Martínez

The Latino soldier went camping with a group from his base at Fort Bragg over Memorial Day weekend and was found dead a week later.