POLITICS


4/10/2017 12:20am

Judy McAdoo Taylor and Sheila Bailey attended the benefit which supported the UNC Center for Civil Rights. Photo by Alex Kellogg

Concert fundraises for UNC Center for Civil Rights

UNC’s Center for Civil Rights took center stage at a benefit concert — part of ongoing efforts to resist a proposal by the UNC-system Board of Governors — at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, North Carolina on Sunday.


4/6/2017 1:19am

Trump, Congress change online privacy protections

President Donald Trump signed legislation Monday repealing the Federal Communications Commission’s privacy protections for internet users, which were created in October under the Obama administration but never took effect.


4/4/2017 11:21am

NCAA announces it will consider NC bids for championship sites

The NCAA Board of Governors announced Tuesday that it will consider North Carolina’s bids for championship sites — after a partial repeal of HB2 became law on Friday. During the legislative process, the NCAA said it did not lobby for any particular change. “The Board of Governors, however, was hopeful that the state would fully repeal HB2 in order to allow the host communities to ensure a safe, healthy, discrimination-free atmosphere for the championship sites,” the NCAA Board of Governors said in a press release. And the board remains concerned about the public perception of a moratorium on enacting or amending non-discrimination ordinances until December 2020 — which passed as a part of N.C.