Stories tagged: "William Barber II"


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.

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - APRIL 24: William J. Barber II speaks during a press conference concerning the shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. at Mount Lebanon A.M.E. Zion Church in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on April 24, 2021. Brown was shot by officers from the Pasquotank County Sheriffs Office on April 21. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
‘Inept, Incompetent and Incapable’: William Barber Says Prosecutors Can’t Handle Elizabeth City Shooting

A week after Andrew Brown Jr. was killed by NC deputies, William Barber II questioned whether local prosecutors can handle the investigation.

In this Wednesday, June 24, 2015 photo, Rev. William Barber speaks at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
My Favorite Stories of 2020: NC In All Its Complicated Splendor

Politics and pandemics, it was a difficult and confounding year. Here’s a look inside my top stories of 2020 in NC.

North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham answers questions following a televised debate during his 2010 run for the US Senate. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Cal Cunningham: Thom Tillis ‘Stained’ NC With Reforms Targeting Black Voters When He Was NC Speaker

Cal Cunningham, who’s running against Tillis, focused on voting and police reform in a town hall with civil rights icon William Barber II.

In this Wednesday, June 24, 2015 photo, Rev. William Barber speaks at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
‘For God’s Sake, Vote’: NC, First State in the Nation to Send Absentee Ballots, Preps for 2020 Election

As NC prepares for an Election Day like no other, officials say the system—and the US Postal Service—is ready for flood of absentee ballots.

NC is ready for a flood of absentee ballots, state officials say. (Image via Shutterstock)
‘For God’s Sake, Vote’: NC, First State in the Nation to Send Absentee Ballots, Preps for 2020 Election

As NC prepares for an Election Day like no other, officials say the system—and the US Postal Service—is ready for flood of absentee ballots.

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Pay Attention to the Poor, New Study Says. They Could Decide November’s Election.

Poor People's Campaign details potential of lower-income voters for presidential, US Senate races in NC and beyond.