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A Durham group advocating for community-led safety is asking for more money from the city to help a newly-formed group in light of recent tragedies.
Sarah Krueger, WRAL Durham reporter
Mahsa Amini died while in police custody for wearing a scarf improperly. A woman from the Triangle is bringing awareness to what happened.
Julian Grace, WRAL anchor/reporter
Raleigh police were caught on camera kneeling on one man's neck and yanking the hair of a manager during an arrest at a local Wingstop. Authorities say the manager was interfering with their duties, but she claims the officers wrongfully assaulted her. She shares her story, through tears, with WRAL's Amanda Lamb.
Several videos circulating on social media show Raleigh police officers aggressively arresting a Wingstop employee and a customer on New Hope Church Road on Friday night. Social justice activists and the employee who was arrested claim that Raleigh police officers escalated the situation and used unnecessary force.
Amanda Lamb, WRAL reporter; Maggie Brown, WRAL multiplatform producer
During a Sunday swim meet at a YMCA in Wisconsin, controversy arose after one 12-year-old athlete wore a Black Lives Matter swimsuit. IN LIGHT OF AMIR LOCKE'S DEATH... LEIDY.. WHO IS 12-YEARS-OLD... WORE A SWIMSUIT DISPLAYING THE WORDS "BLACK LIVES MATTER."
Members of the New Hanover Chapter of the National Black Leadership Caucus have spent the years following Paitin Fields' death calling for justice.
Social justice advocates say that the shooting death of Daniel Turcios was entirely preventable, while a spokesperson for the officers involved said that they acted appropriately for the situation. Lee Turner, an attorney representing some of the officers involved, said that Turcios was attempting to harm officers, while Kerwin Pittman, an activist with Emancipate NC, says that Turcios was disoriented after the crash and Taser.
Through United Way's Anti-Racism Community Fund, local leaders of color are building resources and environments that fuel community-driven change.
Abbey Slattery, WRAL Digital Solutions
A conversation on systemic racism took place in Raleigh Saturday. NC Poor People's Campaign held the discussion at the Pullen Memorial Church.
Bill King with the Downtown Raleigh Alliance says there remains a perception that downtown is largely boarded up, but he says 96% of these plywood boards are down.
Aaron Thomas, WRAL reporter
On the Record explores what has and has not changed in the year since George Floyd's death in police custody and previews the WRAL Documentary 'The Skin We're In.'
Ty Ziglar said she is not satisfied withe response -- from police and the Fuquay-Varina mayor -- after her son was handcuffed and made to wait in a police car as officers investigated a stolen dirt bike.
Body cam footage was released on March 6 from an exchange where a Fuquay-Varina teenage boy was detained by police in January after an officer investigated the theft of a dirt bike.
Food Lion announced Monday that it has selected several longstanding community partners to receive additional funding to support their work to address racial equality and justice.
My longtime friend of 20-plus years had a disturbing experience last week that needs to be shared. As a mother, as her friend, I am outraged by it. As a human being, I'm so terribly sad.
Amanda Lamb, WRAL reporter
WRAL-TV anchors Gerald Owens, Ken Smith and Lena Tillett and producer Miriam Melvin discuss covering and experiencing the news from the perspective of a Black journalist.
As the United States continues to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a variety of opinions have formed over what is and isn't safe. Different stances have caused issues between families, friends and even communities.
Long before the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis this spring triggered widespread protests and discussions about systemic racism, Ronda Taylor Bullock has been working to educate young children, families and educators about race.
Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor
Let's model what it means to listen, to learn, to engage. Our children are watching us.
Amanda Lamb, WRAL reporter
Forward Justice is a law, policy and strategy center located in Durham that is dedicated to advancing racial, social and economic justice. By partnering with human rights organizations at the forefront of social movements in the south, it is working to catalyze success for movements, secure voting rights and advance social change.
Latisha Catchatoorian, WRAL Digital Solutions
Dr. Harold Dorrell Briscoe Jr. is a pastor at Six:Eight Church in Durham and the author of a new book called "There's a Storm Comin': How the American Church Can Lead Through Times of Racial Crisis."
A Cary gym is among those cutting ties with the CrossFit affiliation. This comes after the CEO came under fire for comments he made during the weekend surrounding George Floyd's death.
The owner of Cary CrossFit says he is dumping his CrossFit affiliation after the CEO's alleged insensitive racial remarks on a Zoom call and racists tweets.
Leslie Moreno, WRAL multimedia journalist
Teachers, students and their parents gathered in downtown Raleigh Saturday to raise their voices to promote racial equality. A march from Chavis Park to the State Capitol was the culmination of a relay coordinated by local track and cross country coaches to mark the civil rights marches of the late 1960s.
Adam Owen, WRAL anchor/reporter