Social Justice


Virginia’s Equal Rights Lawsuit Shot Down by Federal Court

WASHINGTON D.C.- In January 2020, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

Supporters of then President Donald Trump protest inside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images)
What Trump’s Unchecked Legacy of Lies Could Mean in the Fight Against Extremism in North Carolina

Of the more than 250 people charged for their roles in the siege on the Capitol, at least seven are North Carolinians and one has ties to the Oath Keepers.

The former Friends Elementary School, an African American primary school located on the hill overlooking the CI farm campus. The building is now used by the Montgomery County Public Schools Corps of Cadets. Photo by Ashley Spinks Dugan.
What Was It Like to Be Black in Appalachia? Institute Offers Historical Lesson.

CHRISTIANSBURG- The Christiansburg Institute is using a driving tour to educate folks about the history of being Black in Appalachia.

Black Lives Matter activists Lamont Lilly and Marc Hill and Maurice Mitchell
Heroes of 2020: Black Activists on the Protests That Were and the Work That’s Still to Be Done in 2021

Black activists organized for racial justice for years, but the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police pushed a large, diverse swath of protesters to support them.

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How Four Young Activists Pushed Through the Sh*tshow of 2020 Without Giving Up

"I was burnt out every single day. From grieving the losses of Black lives to being arrested and being affected by police brutality myself, I was in a dark place."

workers in the Capitol building removing a confederate statue to replace it with civil rights icon Barbara Johns
Civil Rights Icon Barbara Johns Statue to Replace Robert E. Lee’s at US Capitol

At the age of 16, Johns led the school walkout that helped desegregate public schools in the US. Soon, her statue will stand in the Capitol building in place of the longstanding confederate monument.

Black-owned bookstore owner Ali Nervis displaying anti-racist books in his store
Black-Owned Bookstores Are on the Brink. A Temporary Interest in Anti-Racism Books Won’t Save Them.

Between the failure of the Small Business Administration pandemic relief programs and Amazon’s huge presence in online book sales, already vulnerable Black-owned bookstores are left unprotected.