North Carolina: More Felony Offenders Can Now Vote

By Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press. -

Raleigh, NC — Tens of thousands of North Carolina residents convicted of felonies but whose current punishments don’t include prison time can register to vote and cast ballots, a judicial panel [...]

Farmer Co-Ops Are Giving Latinx Communities Room To Grow

By Victoria Bouloubasis, Civil Eats. -

On Sundays, Edith Alas Ortega travels 20 minutes from her home to a farm field in Henderson County, North Carolina, and takes a deep breath. “There’s a mental and physical healing that happens [...]

Dubious Arrests, Death Threats and Confederate Loyalists

By Julia Wall and Carli Brosseau, ProPublica. -

Reported from a community where protesting is restricted and violence feels imminent, “Sound of Judgment” provides a rare view into the fight for justice in small-town America.

Local Activists Call Attention To Housing Rights

By Dean-Paul Stephens, The Times News. -

Graham, North Carolina - Amy Cooper said she and a handful of other activists came together at Court Square in Graham on Wednesday for an event touting tenants' rights while decrying [...]

An Apology For A Massacre

By Signe Waller Foxworth and Nelson N. Johnson, Tikkun. -

Greensborough, NC - Public accountability for their actions often awaits evildoers who hurt people. For many who spilled onto the streets in a mood of relief, jubilation and celebration at the [...]

Fast-Food Workers Demanded — And Won — COVID Protections

By Sophia Kasakove, Report for America. -

Durham, NC - In early September, Jamila Allen led a group of 18 co-workers out the front doors of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers to protest the lack of safety measures taken by management [...]

Why A 58-day vigil Is Going On Outside The Governor’s House

By Sophie Kasakove, The News and Observer. -

Demonstrators gathered outside the Executive Mansion on Sunday to demand that Gov. Roy Cooper use his powers of pardon and clemency to protect people who are incarcerated during the [...]

Racist Roots: Origins Of North Carolina’s Death Penalty

By Henderson Hill, NC Policy Watch. -

Right now, our nation is in a moment of reckoning with our criminal punishment system. We are finally seeing clearly what should have been obvious long ago: The system has its knee on the necks [...]

At North Carolina Colleges, ‘Safe Jobs Save Lives’

By Calvin Deutschbein, Workers World. -

The UNC-Chapel Hill administration’s communications team finally acknowledged the spread of infection half an hour later and issued a campus alert.  The administrators had spent months [...]

Campus Workers Sue UNC System Over Unsafe Working Conditions

By Kate Murphy, The News and Observer. -

North Carolina university employees are suing the UNC System, saying working conditions are unsafe as tens of thousands of students return to campuses during the coronavirus [...]

Witness Against Torture Prison Hunger Strike

By Witness Against Torture. -

Shine’s hunger strike is now in its second week and the next few days of pressure are critical!  So WAT family: Contact Shane Tharrington and demand Shine's (Joseph Stewart #0802041) release [...]

Newly Released Video Shows Jailed Black Man Died In Custody

By Connor Perrett, Insider. -

Newly released video footage shows a Black man in custody in medical distress, repeatedly telling corrections officers he couldn't breathe as officers struggled to detain him after he experienced [...]

Occupy The Block For The Neville Family On Third Week

By the Triad Abolition Project. -

On day 22 of Occupy the Block #OccupyWSNC, demonstrators gathered at Bailey Park at 10 am. At 3 pm, approximately 300 occupiers, supporters, and the Neville Family gathered on the sidewalk [...]

Asheville Approves Reparations For Black Residents

By Joel Burgess, Asheville Citizen Times. -

Asheville, NC - In an extraordinary move, the City Council has apologized for the city's historic role in slavery, discrimination and denial of basic liberties to Black residents and voted to [...]

Raleigh Black Lives Matter Protest Reaches 35th Day

By Richard Stradling and Sophie Kasakove, The News & Observer. -

For the 35th consecutive day, Black Lives Matter protesters chanted, made speeches, waved signs and marched across downtown Raleigh on Saturday. They are protesting SB 168 which lawmakers passed [...]