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April 19, 2024 12:41 pm

Students unite to defend DEI initiatives

Kylie Rice, a student at a Historically Black College in North Carolina, highlighted the significance of DEI in providing opportunities and combating discrimination, especially amidst legislative actions that aim to limit such initiatives in state-funded institutions. Across the nation, over thirty states are confronting legislative proposals that challenge the funding and practices of DEI in public education, with supporters arguing that banning these efforts has severely impacted college programs and student activities.

Incessant gambling ads: a vexing sign of moral decline in North Carolina

In the realm of American politics and morality, there’s a marked focus on issues like sexuality and gender, often overshadowing concerns like economic predation by corporate giants. Despite the historical and ongoing emphasis on traditional moral values by groups like the Moral Majority, issues like corporate gambling and the exploitation of the vulnerable seldom receive the same level of outcry or legislative action.

Lawsuit seeks justice for NC man’s death in police custody

Civil rights lawyer Ben Crump, along with attorneys Dawn Blagrove and Joe Fouche, have filed a $25 million lawsuit against the City of Raleigh and others for the death of Darryl Tyree Williams, a case they argue stemmed from excessive use of force and violated constitutional rights. The lawsuit emphasizes the need for accountability and systemic change, particularly in how tasers are used, following Williams’ death after being tased multiple times, despite informing officers of his heart problems.

Could parental concerns dash hopes for medical marijuana in NC’s short session?

In a poignant testimony to the House Select Committee on Substance Abuse, Casey Temple shared how marijuana, once a coping mechanism for his depression, led him to a near-fatal decision at age 20. Temple’s story underscores the complexities surrounding marijuana use, sparking a crucial debate as North Carolina legislators consider the legalization of medical cannabis.

A push for IVF protections in North Carolina

In a heartfelt plea, Lauren Garrett, alongside two other North Carolina women, shared their profound gratitude for in vitro fertilization (IVF), emphasizing its pivotal role in their journey to motherhood, amidst concerns over its legal status following a controversial Alabama Supreme Court ruling last month. Despite looming uncertainties, Dr. Meaghan Bowling underscored the significance of frozen embryos in IVF success, as lawmakers and medical professionals advocate for protections amid political turbulence surrounding reproductive rights.