Tag: North Carolina

Discriminatory Voter ID Law Once Again Struck Down In North Carolina

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Sean Rayford / Getty A majority of a panel of North Carolina judges found the state’s voter Id law was racially discriminatory. In a 100 page opinion, two out of three judges on a panel found in favor of plaintiffs. This isn’t the first time a North Carolina Court has struck […]

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Climate Change and Climate Disaster Must Take Center Stage

I will drive less and drive an electric vehicle when I do drive. I am purchasing my first electric hybrid vehicle. To start that process, I have to have an EV charger installed in my home. I did almost no homework on how electric vehicles work. I trusted the wisdom of the crowd, by which […]

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North Carolina Court Strikes Down Voter ID Law

A North Carolina court struck down the state’s voter identification law on Friday, citing “persuasive evidence” that a Republican-dominated state legislature had rushed it to passage at least in part to make it harder for Black voters to cast ballots. It was the second time in five years that a court had invalidated a North […]

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The Story Of Princeville: The First Black Town In America

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Bloomberg / Getty It was 1865, the American Civil War was coming to a close. The south was changing rapidly and the confederate chokehold on the region was coming to an end. Former slaves from Edgecombe County in North Carolina fled slave plantations for Union Army encampments. They were seeking protection […]

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North Carolina A&T State University Hits Historic Enrollment Milestone

NewsOne Featured Video 2021 has been nothing short of a historic year for North Carolina A&T State University. After hitting a historic fundraising milestone in May, the Greensboro-based institution recently recorded its highest student enrollment rate. The school reported more than 13,300 students are enrolled in classes this fall, marking the largest student body in […]

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The Hunt Is on to Fix the Power Grid

In California, a resident can sign up with a company called OhmConnect and earn discounts on their power bills by responding to signals of distress on the electric grid. You might get a text from OhmConnect at 4 p.m., for example, and respond by going around the house turning off lights and unnecessary appliances. That […]

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Climate Change Is Bankrupting America’s Small Towns

FAIR BLUFF, N.C. — It’s been almost five years since Hurricane Matthew flooded this small town on the coastal plain of North Carolina. But somehow, the damage keeps getting worse. The storm submerged Main Street in four feet of water, destroyed the town hall, the police and fire departments, and flooded almost a quarter of […]

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Madison Cawthorn’s Latest: The Time May Come for “Bloodshed”

It’s unclear, though, whether the young lawmaker and hard-right darling will pay for any of this at the ballot box. Cawthorn represents a district that includes the very liberal Asheville but has been represented by Mark Meadows, Trump’s last chief of staff, for seven years. Democratic operatives are wary about getting too excited about ousting […]

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Could Restoring Voting Rights to Formerly Incarcerated People Expand Number Of Black Senators?

NewsOne Featured Video Source: RobinOlimb / Getty Fulfilling a promise over 50 years in the making, a North Carolina Court extended the right to vote to people formerly incarcerated for felonies; lawyers and advocates say this is the single largest grant of voting rights in North Carolina since the 1965 Voting Rights Act was passed. […]

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North Carolina Flooding Leaves 4 Dead and 4 Missing

Four people were killed and four others were still missing after flash floods wiped out homes in western North Carolina in the wake of Tropical Depression Fred last week, the authorities said. The search for victims of the flash flooding continued in Haywood County, according to an update posted on Saturday on the county’s Facebook […]

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Universal Masking Can Protect Students From Covid

Big questions loom over the upcoming back-to-school season: Should children be required to wear masks? Should children go to in-person classes at all? If we send children to school without masks, we increase their risk of acquiring Covid-19. Some could suffer illness or die. If we close schools, millions of children will suffer learning loss, […]

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It’s Never Too Late to Learn to Ride Horseback

“It’s Never Too Late” is a new series that tells the stories of people who decide to pursue their dreams on their own terms. Rose Young has an uncanny ability to adapt to demanding jobs and intense situations. She’s been an FBI agent focusing on white-collar crimes; a lawyer practicing insurance litigation; and, after moving […]

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North Carolina’s Democratic Governor Is Ignoring Black and Native Communities

“Every time I hear ‘renewable gas,’ it pisses me off, man,” Jones said. “When you look at the whole process that they’re using with those digesters and see what little methane that they’re extracting while a huge volume is going into the air—it’s bullshit, excuse my language. It’s just a travesty. These people can’t even […]

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There Are No Black Woman Senators. A Former North Carolina Chief Justice Hopes To Change That

NewsOne Featured Video After making history as the first Black woman Chief Justice of The Supreme Court of North Carolina, Cheri Beasley, a Democrat, has set her sights on the U.S. Senate in hopes to fill the space left by Vice President Kamala Harris, as there are currently no Black women senators. Beasley announced her […]

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As the Pace of Vaccinations Slows, Biden Makes a Personal Appeal

WASHINGTON — President Biden implored Americans on Thursday to “knock on doors and talk to friends and neighbors” about getting vaccinated, as the White House opened a campaign-like blitz to persuade people around the country to get their shots. Mr. Biden’s speech, in North Carolina, came as the government is shifting its strategy from mass […]

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Why Police Have Been Quitting in Droves in the Last Year

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — As protests surged across the country last year over the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police, Officer Lindsay C. Rose in Asheville, N.C., found her world capsized. Various friends and relatives had stopped speaking to her because she was a cop. During a protest in June around […]

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Tropical Storm Bill Forms Off the East Coast

Hundreds of miles off the coast of North Carolina, Tropical Storm Bill was upgraded from a tropical depression late Monday night, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center said. The weather system was expected to remain away from the coast and was forecast to be “short-lived.” By early […]

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‘Massa’? Plantation’s Black Overseer Refuses To Apologize For Juneteenth Debacle

NewsOne Featured Video The new site manager for the Historic Latta Plantation in North Carolina clearly didn’t understand his Juneteenth assignment. With one event, Ian Campbell, who is Black, proved the problem with ignoring historical accuracy in education. It’s also a reminder about why maybe plantation tourism should not exist. The now-deleted event included an […]

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Medical Examiner’s Autopsy Of Andrew Brown Jr. Contradicts DA’s ‘False Narrative,’ Family Lawyers Say

NewsOne Featured Video The newly released autopsy report from an official medical examiner in North Carolina not only contradicts the “false” police narrative surrounding the deadly shooting of a Black man last month but also supports claims from his family that he was “executed,” civil rights lawyers representing his family said Thursday. The North Carolina […]

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Summer’s Greatest Prize: Watermelons, With Seeds, Please

In the fervor of June, heirloom watermelon varieties flourish in backyard gardens and family-run microfarms throughout the American South. Their scarlet-colored flesh, stippled with black seeds, is a striking relic of summers past in comparison with the seedless supermarket varieties. “I don’t believe in seedless watermelon — that is against my religion,” said Gabrielle E.W. […]

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Republican Obstructionism Meets Pipeline Hysteria in North Carolina

Notably, nobody from DEQ—such as, say, the interim director—was asked to speak at the hearing, presumably because the committee understood that DEQ has an extremely limited role in greenlighting pipeline proposals, only stepping in when they are projected to cross a waterway. So it was incredibly odd, early last week, when Newton, along with Senate […]

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Coach K’s Retirement From Duke and the End of the College ‘Supercoach’

Is the supercoach soon to be extinct? Jim Boeheim, how much longer will you hold on at Syracuse? John Calipari, what about your long ride at Kentucky? Tom Izzo at Michigan State, and even Nick Saban, the czar of college football at Alabama, have you been double-checking your retirement plans? Together, you represent the last […]

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Student Is Denied High School Diploma for Wearing Mexican Flag

Ever Lopez of Asheboro, N.C., was set to become the first member of his immediate family to graduate from high school, but instead, he said, he was denied his diploma because he wore a Mexican flag over his gown at his graduation ceremony this past week. Until Mr. Lopez’s name was called on Thursday, the […]

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At Once Diminished and Dominating, Trump Prepares for His Next Act

WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump, the former president of the United States, commutes to New York City from his New Jersey golf club to work out of his office in Trump Tower at least once a week, slipping in and out of Manhattan without attracting much attention. The place isn’t as he left it. Many […]

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