north carolina

Barber

Rev. Barber Awarded $625k MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 10, 2018

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, a leading civil rights advocate for the past two decades received a prestigious 2018 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant”... Read More

Ma'am, 10-year-old, North Carolina

10-Year-Old Boy Punished for Calling Teacher ‘Ma’am’

by Teddy Grant   Aug 29, 2018

A 10-year-old North Carolina boy was punished by his teacher for referring to her as “ma’am.” Teretha Wilson and McArthur Bryant said they raised their... Read More

16-Year-Old Student Booted from School Bus for Wearing Off-the-Shoulder Shirt

16-Year-Old Student Booted from School Bus for Wearing Off-the-Shoulder Shirt

by Christina Santi   Mar 16, 2018

A 16-year-old student is alleging that she was not allowed to ride the school bus home because of a dress code violation. The young... Read More

N.C. Highway Named in Honor of Civil Rights Activist

N.C. Highway Named in Honor of Civil Rights Activist

by Shantell E. Jamison   Nov 30, 2017

A portion of Interstate 85 in North Carolina will be named after a civil rights professor and historian. According to U.S. News, part of the road in... Read More

michael jordan, the last dance

Michael Jordan Donates $7M to Health Clinics in Charlotte

by Shantell E. Jamison   Oct 11, 2017

Basketball legend Michael Jordan is going public with his largest philanthropic donation of $7 million to establish two medical clinics in at-risk communities in... Read More

North Carolina Has Six Black Female Police Chiefs

North Carolina Has Six Black Female Police Chiefs

by #TEAMEBONY   Sep 12, 2017

They spoke out on the experience of policing while Black in 2017. Read More

Cruise

In Brief: Ga. Man Missing from Cruise Ship, Charlotte Eligible for 2019 All-Star Game

by #teamEBONY   Apr 07, 2017

Georgia Man Missing After Falling from Cruise Ship The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for Reco Scott, a Decatur man who was on his... Read More

Sessions

In Brief: Sessions Order May Affect Police Reform, Jay-Z Praises Rikers Island Closure

by #teamEBONY   Apr 04, 2017

AG Sessions Orders Review of Police Reform Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Justice Department to review all police reform activities happening in... Read More

Patrick Ewing

5 Awesome Things About Patrick Ewing Becoming Georgetown’s Coach

by Madison J. Gray   Apr 03, 2017

On the day of the NCAA championship between North Carolina and Gonzaga, there’s already enough excitement in the world of college basketball. But now, news... Read More

HB2

N.C. Reaches Deal on “Bathroom Bill,” But LGBTQ Community Demands Full Repeal

by #teamEBONY   Mar 30, 2017

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper have reached a legislative deal over the state’s “bathroom bill,” bringing in a new compromise... Read More