Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., police are defending their use of excessive force on an unarmed man after they say he tried to run away after a traffic stop. According to police, on March 26, 2016, James Yarborough, a passenger in a car pulled over for a traffic stop, ran from police. Officers apprehended Yarborough and,…
Not all heroes wear capes. In fact, some heroes are only high school students wearing basketball shorts and sneakers. His attire didn’t stop 17-year-old L.J. Gray of Kinston, N.C., from running into a burning home to save his 7-month-old cousin.
The state of North Carolina made a step in the right direction Thursday, even if it was for a disingenuous reason, by repealing its disgusting bathroom bill, H.B. 2, which required transgender people to use the bathroom for the gender listed on their birth certificate, and not the one corresponding to their gender…
A community is outraged about cellphone footage going viral on social media that shows a Charlotte, N.C., beauty supply store owner constraining a black woman in a choke hold after accusing her of stealing. Community leaders and customers are now calling for a boycott of the store.
A Lowell, N.C., police officer was sentenced to at least 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl who ended up pregnant because of the cop’s sick advances.
A Wake County, N.C., grand jury has declined to charge a Rolesville (N.C.) High School resource officer who was seen on video slamming a 15-year-old student to the ground.
A black student at Wake Forest (N.C.) High School says that he was tired of racial harassment and abuse—including threats against him and his family—and that that led him to get into a physical altercation with a white student. Video of the incident shows the black student dragging the other, white student to the…
A North Carolina school board has decided to continue ignoring pleas from a local NAACP to ban Confederate flags from all school properties.
After convening a special legislative session for the purpose of repealing the controversial “bathroom bill,” North Carolina legislators left Wednesday with the law still in place.
For nearly four weeks, North Carolina governor's race had been too close to call. On Monday, incumbent Pat McCrory conceded, clearing the way for Democrat Roy Cooper to be declared the winner.
The North Carolina governor’s race is still unresolved, three weeks after Election Day.
North Carolina’s incumbent governor has dug in his heels and is not going out without a fight. Two weeks after the election, Pat McCrory, a Republican, officially asked for a recount Tuesday.
The official autopsy report for Keith Lamont Scott, the black man who was killed by Charlotte, N.C., police in September, confirms that he was shot three times, WCNC-TV reports.
President Barack Obama is worried that the black vote "is not as solid as it needs to be" for Hillary Clinton.
The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is suing North Carolina over an alleged voter purge that it claims disproportionately affected African Americans, Talking Points Memo reports.
Donald Trump unveiled his "new deal for Black America" Wednesday to a predominantly white Charlotte, N.C., crowd, and painted himself as the great white savior to fix all the problems plaguing the black community.
When Michelle Obama said, “When they go low, we go high,” she offered a succinct and strong defense of dignity. The idea is that simply because someone else—in this case, Donald Trump—resorts to a certain level of campaigning that many find debasing doesn't mean everyone else should join him in the mud pool. It’s a…
Gastonia, N.C., police are searching for a gunman who opened fire on a home Saturday, killing a woman and injuring a teenager, WSOC-TV reports.
A Virginia man was arrested, charged with harassing a veteran Charlotte, N.C., TV reporter during a confrontation in Charleston, S.C., the Charlotte Observer reports.
The family of a black man shot and killed by a North Carolina police officer last month released details from an independent autopsy showing that the victim suffered fatal gunshot wounds to the back and abdomen, the Associated Press reports.