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Maya Jackson, the founder of Mobilizing African American Mothers Through Empowerment (MAAME), spends some time with her son August at MAAME's Durham office space.

End of Roe v. Wade adds uncertainty to Black maternal health crisis

Mobilizing African American Mothers Through Empowerment (MAAME) is a nonprofit, community-based maternal health organization that serves Black, Indigenous, and people of color who give birth, as well as LGBTQ+ and low-income birthing people and their families in the Triangle. Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The overturning of Roe v. Wade may create greater maternal health inequity for low-income, LGBTQ+ people and people of color in North Carolina, said maternal and child health doctoral candidate Caitlin Williams. 

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Supporters of abortion rights gather in Raleigh to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022.

U.S. District Court judge reinstates ban on abortions after 20 weeks in NC

Abortions are no longer legal after 20 weeks of pregnancy in North Carolina, with exceptions for medical emergencies, according to a federal court ruling on Wednesday. The ruling said that the June U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, left an injunction on the 1973 law without foundation. "Denying women necessary medical care in extreme and threatening situations, even if rare, is fundamentally wrong, and we cannot let politicians mislead people about the real world implications of this harmful law," Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement.

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Community members gather to honor and demand justice for James Lewis Cates Jr. — in the 1970s at the Silent Sam statue (left) and in 2018 at temporary memorial in The Pit (right). Cates was 22-years-old when he was murdered. 

Remembering James Cates: UNC announces plans for a permanent memorial

The University announced plans to develop a permanent memorial in the Pit dedicated to James Lewis Cates Jr. last Friday. Cates — a 22-year-old Black Chapel Hill resident — was murdered by members of a white supremacist motorcycle gang after a November 1970 event on UNC's campus near the Pit. Community organizations have worked for years to demand justice for Cates and establish the permanent memorial. “It was 50 years of other people's work that ultimately got us here,” Taliajah “Teddy” Vann, UNC's student body president, said.

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Student reviews monkeypox Frequently Asked Questions on UNC's Campus Health website on Aug. 13, 2022.

UNC health experts explain the monkeypox outbreak

The recent international monkeypox outbreak prompted the federal declaration of a public health emergency.  With 138 cases reported to the CDC in North Carolina as of Aug. 13, local government authorities and University administrative members are actively working to address the situation.

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Campus Health Services, located in the James A. Taylor building, offers a variety of medical services including nutrition, pharmacy, radiology, counseling and psychological services and other wellness care.

A guide to reproductive health resources for the Chapel Hill community

A guide to reproductive health resources for UNC students and Chapel Hill community members. Abortion is still legal in North Carolina up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. There are several campus, local and national organizations that provide birth control and abortion services. If your organization is providing reproductive care or safe abortion access in the Chapel Hill area, please email managing.editor@dailytarheel.com to have information added to this article. 

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Layota Smith and Demonte Folks sit on their bed on July 24th. Smith and Folks are residents of University Gardens Condos in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Residents of University Gardens, affordable housing community, face eviction

On June 30, The landlord and owner of University Gardens, a Chapel Hill affordable housing community, sent eviction notices to some tenants informing them that they needed to leave by the beginning of August. A coalition of local organizations reached an agreement with the owner to extend the residents' notices until the end of September if the coalition balanced the outstanding dues of residents being evicted, covered their rent and provided a $500-per-lease incentive.

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Antonio Alanís, the full-time artist at Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe Elementary, paints the "Mi Comunidad de FPGB" mural on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. 

Mural at Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe Elementary celebrates diversity, immersion

Inaugural Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe Elementary School resident artist Antonio Alanís has been working with students on a mural that celebrates diversity and will finish before Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools start classes on Aug. 29. His residency began in May 2022 with the purpose of making a mural to address cultural pride, community-building and multiculturalism, among other themes.

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Junior Elizabeth Culton (right) celebrates with teammate Hallie Thompson (left) her successful beam routine during UNC gymnastics' home meet on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Carmichael Arena.

UNC gymnast Hallie Thompson battling back from second ACL tear ahead of 2023 season

In the first meet of the 2022 season, then-junior UNC gymnast Hallie Thompson stepped up to compete in the bar routine and suffered the second ACL tear of her collegiate athletics career — sidelining her for yet another season. After working hard to get back to the mat and put together an all-around meet her junior year, she’s prepared to work even harder to meet those same goals her senior season. 

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