We know that progressive Southerners need allies from beyond the region, but we need those allies to actually support our struggles, instead of merely advertising their own noble opposition to flagrantly unjust laws.
Black Mountain College in North Carolina produced some of the most famous poets and artists of the 20th century. But in our time, as tuition rises nationally, and state universities consider sweeping reforms, the tale of Black Mountain's life and death is about way more than art.
Have two grassroots fights against Duke Energy's political control in North Carolina dented the largest electric utility in the country?
In the early morning hours of January 19th, Matthew McCain suffered a seizure in his cell at the Durham County Detention Facility...Inmates in his pod yelled for help and repeatedly pressed emergency call buttons but, according to witnesses, these calls were unanswered by the officer on duty. McCain died at approximately 5:30am.
With new attention on racial inequality in policing and police violence, America is wondering how its police forces should change and what they should become (or what should take their place). But where did police come from in the first place? Most people never stop to ask.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools are in the midst of a contentious student assignment process: One that gets at the metropolitan area's long history of school segregation, integration, and recent resegregation.
By Other Means
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As Charlotte, North Carolina has grown rapidly, its schools have become the most racially and socio-economically segregated schools in the United States.
Beyoncé gave us a timely reminder that our emancipation doesn't have to fit others’ equation.