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Critical race theory debate is not debatable
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Republicans have found their latest racial bugaboo. They’ve elevated something called critical race theory to a threat to the country, another plot to indoctrinate our children in Marxist thought. The North Carolina house passed a bill to prevent it from being taught in schools, and North Carolina Congressman Dan Bishop, author of the Bathroom Bill,
 
DOC: WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
FILM DOCUMENTARY WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer By filmmaker A.J. Ali Instances of racial profiling plague minority communities on a daily basis. Director A.J. Ali is no stranger to this phenomenon. When he and his wife were targeted for harassment by police numerous times in Howard County, Maryland, he was forced to take a stand. Though his
 
Should my child get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Monday, May 17, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration expanded emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents 12 to 15 years of age. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention followed with recommendations endorsing use in this age group after its advisory group meeting on May 12. The American Academy of Pediatrics also supports
 
LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN: Raleigh man fights to remove the stigma
Monday, May 17, 2021
This series was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. Michael Watkins spent a lifetime finding work after prison. The Raleigh resident struggled with low-wage jobs – if he could find one – after he was freed from lockup more than three decades ago after serving a six-month stretch for felony breaking and entering as a 26-year-old.
 
A new bill opens up questions about children born to incarcerated moms
Monday, May 17, 2021
Fifteen minutes outside Durham, an abandoned hospital stretches across a bed of verdant land. The concrete-potted plants lining the entrance have begun to crumble, with erosion and wear visible on the walls of the red brick building. Long before a global pandemic descended upon the state and its correctional centers, even before Barack Obama was elected as
 
Can Democrats do the 2022 math?
Monday, May 17, 2021
North Carolina Democrats want to change the U.S. Senate math in 2022. But is their problem math or English? In 1990, Harvey Gantt lost the Senate race to Jesse Helms by 100,000 votes. Afterward, a Democratic consultant assured me: “North Carolina’s demographics are changing. We’ll win next time.” Thirty years later, Cal Cunningham
 
Virus business limits, most mask mandates end in N. Carolina
Friday, May 14, 2021
RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday immediately ended the state’s capacity limits on businesses and nearly all the remaining statewide mask-wearing mandates, returning the state to almost normal operations after 15 months marked by COVID-19 lockdowns and limits. The Democratic governor of the nation’s ninth-largest state
 
MOVIE REVIEW: The Underground Railroad
Friday, May 14, 2021
For anyone who tunes into The Underground Railroad on Amazon Prime Video, it’s important to understand the genius of what you’re watching. It’s equally important to understand that you may not like what you see — to the point of revulsion. The award-winning novel by Colson Whitehead has been adapted for the screen by screenwriter
 
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Critical race theory debate is not debatable

Republicans have found their latest racial bugaboo. They’ve elevated something called

DOC: WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer

FILM DOCUMENTARY WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer By filmmaker A.J. Ali Instances

Should my child get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Food and Drug Administration expanded emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech