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Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones stands for a portrait at her home in New York, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. A controversy over tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill has supercharged debates in North Carolina about teaching the state's history of racism in K-12 and higher education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
‘What Gets Taught Matters’: Why North Carolina Must Confront Its History of Racism

The author of a North Carolina history book explains why it’s so crucial for the state’s K-12 students to understand our state’s history of racism.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Protesters enter the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Rashid: So Many Right Wing Lies. Is A Platform of Ideas Too Much to Ask?

STAFFORD-During every election season, a new right wing lie seems to pop up. What happened to running on a platform of ideas, Qasim asks.

North Carolina Lieutenant Gov. Mark Robinson gavels in the opening session of the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Robinson has been among the GOP's more outspoken critics of racial equity efforts in North Carolina school systems. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
The GOP Made Critical Race Theory its Boogeyman, but NC Students Suffer for it.

A Charlotte parent on racial equity in public school systems and the GOP's bogus Critical Race Theory panic.

Ettinger: There’s No One ‘Right’ Way To Be Trans

BLACKSBURG-As the Blacksburg murder case goes to trial, Eve looks at the questions raised about the victim and if they were trans.

Rashid: Working Americans Deserve Economic Fairness and Justice

STAFFORD- Working Americans deserve better pay, affordable healthcare, and accessible housing. How do we get those, Qasim wonders?

Rashid: What Is Critical Race Theory? Why Don’t We Ask The Creators?

STAFFORD-After a school board incident in Loudoun County, Qasim looks to the creators of critical race theory to explain what it is and isn't.

NC Faith Leader Calls On Tillis, Burr to Back Equality Bill: ‘Love Thy Neighbor … Means Every Neighbor’

The head of the NC Council of Churches calls on the state’s two US senators to speak up for LGBTQ rights.