Stories tagged: "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)
NC Civil Rights Leader Rev. Barber Wrote a Letter to Lame-Duck Democrats. Here’s What He Had To Say. 

In a letter addressing the US Senate leader, Barber said it’s time for these lawmakers to “show the people who worked tirelessly to keep them in power that they are ready to go to work for them.” 

ICU nurse Melinda Hunt, facing, hugs the sister of a COVID-19 patient who she had been caring for after the patient died in 2021 in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
People in Poorer Counties Are Twice as Likely to Die of COVID, Report Finds

The report, its researchers say, is the first to study the link between poverty and pandemic death rates.

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. 

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.