Stories tagged: "Wilmington"

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.

“Our Kind of People” promises intrigue, drama, and a delicious frisson between the classes. The title refers to the book “Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class,” by Lawrence Otis Graham. When it debuted in 1999, the book pulled the curtain back on the insular society of old, African-American, monied families and their privileges – as numerous as their rules about who could belong and who couldn’t. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for FOX)
Wilmington is the Backdrop for the Black Elite on Fox Drama ‘Our Kind of People’

Iconic landmarks help Wilmington, North Carolina stand in for Martha’s Vineyard in Fox's new soapy, sexy drama.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., in a Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Pool via AP)
After Maskless Appearance at Trump Speech, Should Thom Tillis Take a Coronavirus Test?

After cameras caught Thom Tillis without a mask at Trump's speech, some want the senator to cancel his events or take a coronavirus test.

Photo by Cardinal & Pine contributor Grant Baldwin.
PHOTOS: ‘Reopen NC’ Hits The Streets on Memorial Day. Here’s What Happened.

'Reopen NC' protesters in Charlotte, Greensboro, Asheville, Wilmington and Raleigh demand easing of Gov. Cooper's coronavirus orders.