Rebekah Barber is an editorial fellow. Most recently, she wrote about racial justice, democracy and history for the Institute for Southern Studies. She was previously at Red Letter Christians and the Southern Poverty Law Center. She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and Duke University.
Child poverty rates have crept back up since the program expired, leaving families struggling with food insecurity and insufficiency.
Women’s representation has grown in the state as a result of efforts by groups and leaders to build a support infrastructure for women seeking elected office.
Students at this North Carolina historically Black women’s college take their civic engagement seriously — and joyfully.
A nurse practitioner and member of a Maternal Mortality Review Committee says targeted interventions and community-based care are key to prevention.
Legal advocates say moving incarcerated youth to the once notoriously-violent Angola prison will traumatize them and limit their access to needed programs and services.