North Carolina

A White man claiming to be a neighborhood watch member in Raleigh, North Carolina, has been charged for the murder of a Black man. Chad Copley was inside his garage on Sunday when he fired a shotgun and hit 20-year-old Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas. Before the fatal shooting, Copley called 911 several times to complain about what he described as […]

N.C. man held without bond for shooting a Black man standing outside his house. He claimed to be protecting his family and neighborhood from thugs with weapons.

Republican-led voter ID restrictions, which negatively impacted people of color, suffered a major blow last week in three states. On Friday in North Carolina, a federal judge rolled back obstructive voting measures. They included requiring a photo ID card to vote, reducing the number of early voting days, and prohibiting same-day voter registration. The 83-page decision […]

The states of North Carolina and Missouri are making it harder for individuals to obtain video recorded by police body cameras and dash cams. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon have both signed bills regulating the release of video recordings from police body and dashboard cameras. In North Carolina, the law will allow the people […]

McCrory's approval comes a week after the nation suffered three tragedies involving police: the shooting death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castile in St. Paul, and the killing of five Dallas officers at a protest honoring Sterling and Castile.

The fight continues against the North Carolina bill that will essentially gut three historically Black universities. Proposed bill SB-873 would lower the tuition at five universities to the point that they will no longer be self-sufficient. The Million Hoodies Movement for Justice Greensboro chapter has organized a “Week of Action Against SB-873,” with protests scheduled to begin on Wednesday […]

Watch Roland Martin, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Rev. William Barber, Edith Bartley, and the NewsOne Now panel discuss the battle against SB 873 in the video clip above.

A North Carolina school board lifted its ban on students carrying Mace and pepper spray on campus. This comes in response to the DOJ's civil rights lawsuit against the state's bathroom law.

Despite passing a drug test, Wake County, N.C. school officials upheld a student's suspension because her hands smelled of weed. The sophomore's mother must appeal to the school board to clear her daughter's record.

The Department of Justice and North Carolina filed lawsuits against each other over the so-called "bathroom bill." North Carolina denies that the measure violates the civil rights of transgender people.