North Carolina

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WATCH: New Doc Shows How Gerrymandering Suppresses Black Votes in North Carolina

“Crooked Lines” explains how lawmakers design voting districts to influence elections and keep Black voters from electing their preferred candidates.

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It's Time for a Narrative Shift in Post-Disaster Journalism [OP-ED]

Examining news coverage following Hurricane Florence illustrates how post-disaster narratives can compound and perpetuate deep histories of racial and economic oppression.

Tobacco Farmers Fear That Flu Threat Will Hinder Seasonal Labor Migration

Migrant Farmers Could Be Hardest Hit By Hurricane Florence

This group of workers—many of whom are of undocumented status—have to choose between asking for help from FEMA and being deported by ICE.

Flood Damage After Hurricane Florence

5 Ways To Donate Money, Time and Other Aid to Communities Hit By Florence

These organizations are working to keep people in the Carolinas safe in the aftermath of the storm.

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National Trust Joins Mission to Save Nina Simone's Childhood Home

The conservation organization deemed the house a “National Treasure.” Now it’s working with a group of artists dedicated to protecting it.

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Reject Racism Campaign Pressures Tech Giants to Skip North Carolina

“One way Amazon and Apple can demonstrate a real commitment to espoused values of diversity is by making it clear that they won’t move their headquarters to a state that is rapidly sliding backward on racial oppression and voting rights.”

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Cozy Up With This Lively Podcast on Gerrymandering

No, really, it’s actually interesting.

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WATCH: Takiyah Thompson Explains Why She Helped Topple the Confederate Statue in Durham

“Anything that gives those people pride needs to be crushed in the same way that they want to crush Black people and the other groups that they target.”

 Flooding in Edgecombe County, which declared a state of emergency April 25 and whose population is more than half Black.

Severe Flooding in the South Kills 2, Puts North Carolina County in State of Emergency

When a community floods, its people of color are often hit the hardest.

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How Four Black Artists Joined Forces to Save Nina Simone's Childhood Home

Rashid Johnson: “My feeling when I learned that this house existed was just an incredible urgency to make sure it didn’t go away.”

A man carries personal items through a flooded street caused by remnants of Hurricane Matthew on October 11, 2016, in Fair Bluff, North Carolina. The severity of the storm was felt throughout the state with flooding just as bad in Princeville, N.C.

ICYMI: Extreme Weather Is Forcing the First Town Chartered by Enslaved People to Consider Selling Land

Residents rebuilt after Hurricane Floyd in 1999, but Hurricane Matthew has left them unsure if they can do it again. 

READ: Rev. William Barber on Why He Was Arrested in the Fight for 15 Actions

“I was arrested this week because it’s wrong for the richest nation in the history of the world to pay half its African-American workers and 60 percent of its Latino workers less than $15 an hour.”

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Video Campaign Shows How the Massive Meat Industry Is Hurting Black Communities in North Carolina

The series of nine videos explore different topics that all make one point: Pollution is harming the state’s most vulnerable communities.

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#TBT: Today Marks 37 Years Since the Greensboro Massacre

Four Communist Workers’ Party members and another person were killed during a confrontation between anti-racist protesters and White supremacists. Ku Klux Klan and American Nazi Party members, who were prosecuted for murder in state and federal trials, were acquitted by all-White juries. 

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North Carolina NAACP Files Federal Suit to Stop State Voter Suppression

An emergency hearing will take place in federal court tomorrow. 

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Trump Outlines 'New Deal for Black America'

Trump: “It is my highest and greatest hope that the Republican Party can be the home of the African-American vote once again.”

A graveyard is inundated with floodwaters from the Lumber River on October 15, 2016, in Lumberton, North Carolina. The flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew has been responsible for 26 deaths in the state.

READ: Hurricane Matthew Brought Massive Destruction to North Carolina's Lumbee Tribe

The storm affected 50,000 of the tribe’s 55,000 members.

A roadway is flooded by remnants of Hurricane Matthew on October 11, 2016, near Dillon, South Carolina. The region is still assessing the full magnitude of damage caused by the storm.

Hurricane Matthew Destroys Farms in North Carolina and Haiti

North Carolinians may have to deal with contaminated groundwater after inundated hog farms release animal waste, as Haitians farmers struggle to rebuild.

A man carries personal items through a flooded street on October 11, 2016, in Fair Bluff, North Carolina. Thousands of homes have been damaged in North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Matthew, and many are still under threat of flooding.

Hurricane Matthew Continues to Bring Disaster to North Carolina

The rain is over, but the threat of overflowing rivers and waters remains.

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WATCH: This Video Breaks Down the Link Between Voter ID Laws and Structural Racism

“Voter impersonation is rarer than being struck by lightning.”