Stories tagged: "voting rights"


Cheri Beasley sits at a table in a restaurant with potential supporters in Durham, NC.
With Abortion, Voting Rights At Stake, Here’s What You Need to Know About NC’s US Senate Primary

The race is shaping up to be a battle between Trump and everyone else in North Carolina’s Republican Party. 

Early voting is underway for the May primaries in North Carolina, where candidates will be winnowed down for the important mid-term elections. (Image via Shutterstock.)
You’ve Got the Power (to Vote Early). Now Do It.

We’ve got the answers to your basic questions about the May 17 primary elections in North Carolina.

A Wake County panel of judges found the state was wrongly denying people on probation and parole from voting, a disproportionate number of whom are Black. (Image via Shutterstock.
More than 56,000 North Carolinians Can Now Vote, After Court Tosses Racist Exclusion Rules

 People on probation in North Carolina can now vote, after a court ruling that upended a law steeped in racism that disproportionately hurt Black North Carolinians.  

Teachers dance during a protest outside the state capitol in Raleigh, North Carolina on May, 16 2018.  Education funding has been a major concern in North Carolina in the last decade after the GOP-controlled legislature handed down steep cuts. (Photo by Logan Cyrus / AFP)
What Happens in a NC Courtroom This Week Could Change the Direction of NC

Without court action, Republicans would be all but assured of dominating action on minimum wage, education funding, abortion rights, voting rights, and more.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer in 2017. His pending retirement means President Biden will be able to name his replacement. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
The GOP Will Say Wait on Breyer’s Replacement. Here’s Why That’s Nonsense.

Breaking down the meaning of Justice Stephen Breyer’s departure as the nation’s high court bears right. 

Gov. Roy Cooper
Read the Dire Warning Gov. Cooper and 16 Other Governors Wrote on Voting Rights

Republicans across the US have filed almost 400 bills seeking to limit voting rights since the 2020 election. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr have abetted them.

A mob of white supremacists murdered dozens of Black locals and ran Black leaders out of town in 1898 during the Wilmington Massacre. Here the mob stands outside the ruins of Wilmington's Daily Record, the only Black-owned paper in the state. (Public Domain Image)
North Carolina’s Wilmington Massacre and Trump’s Insurrection Really Aren’t So Different

Madmen, mobsters, and racists took NC to a dark place 123 years ago. I fear Trump-backed insurrectionists would lead us to a similar hell.