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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.
George Floyd Center launches ‘Day of Enlightenment’
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
RALEIGH – Family members of George Floyd, who was murdered last year by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, were back in Raleigh last weekend to announce a new initiative to honor Floyd’s life and the impact of his death. A Day of Enlightenment will become an annual day of celebration on May 25, the date of Floyd’s murder in 2020.
NC health care workers urge lawmakers to increase minimum wage
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Last month, North Carolina lawmakers joined with Raising Wages NC — a coalition of essential workers, businesses, faith leaders and policy advocates — to announce the reintroduction of inclusive legislation that raises the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour by 2023. The legislation indexes minimum wage to the cost of living, ends the
UNC-Chapel Hill has a problem retaining Black male students
Thursday, May 6, 2021
When he was in high school, Charlie Helms never dreamed of attending UNC-Chapel Hill, until a Black male teacher encouraged him to apply for the Morehead-Cain scholarship. Helms not only got in, and while he did not get the Morehead-Cain, he received a full-tuition scholarship from the Chancellor’s Science Scholars program. “I was like a little
Black mothers to Black girls: ‘You are enough’
Thursday, May 6, 2021
DURHAM – If there is one thing Black mothers and aunties want young Black girls to know, it is that “they are enough.” In observance of Mother’s Day, The Triangle Tribune asked local moms and community activists to share nuggets of wisdom they hope will better equip Black girls to navigate through life. “As a mother of two
Durham DA to expunge records of teens prosecuted as adults
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Durham District Attorney Satana Deberry recently petitioned to expunge over 1,700 charges against teenagers who were prosecuted as adults. The petition is for charges occurred before North Carolina’s Second Chance Act was passed last year. Three hundred individuals would benefit from cases 1994 to 2018. “In passing Raise the Age, our state
Unsolved: Cases of missing, murdered indigenous NC women
Friday, April 23, 2021
RALEIGH – North Carolina families and advocacy groups are rallying virtually to highlight how poor data collection, lack of prosecution and systemic racism have contributed to the neglect of the state's indigenous women. Crystal Cavalier Keck, founder of the Missing Murdered Indigenous Women Coalition of North Carolina and a member of the Occaneechi
Broad support for NC bill to bar shackling pregnant inmates
Thursday, April 22, 2021
RALEIGH — A bipartisan legislative effort to improve the care of pregnant women in North Carolina’s prisons and jails will protect the mothers and newborns without diminishing public safety, supporters said Tuesday. Among other protections, the bill would prohibit physical restraints on incarcerated women before, during and after they deliver
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