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Krispy Kreme Challenge 2020 starts today in Raleigh

Thousands of doughnut-loving runners hit the the streets of downtown Raleigh Saturday morning for the 16th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge.
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Marker calls 1898 violence a ‘coup,’ not a ‘race riot’

The state of North Carolina is moving away from using the phrase "race riot" to describe the violent overthrow of the Wilmington government in 1898 and is instead using the word "coup" on the highway historical marker that will commemorate the dark event.
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Trump likens House impeachment inquiry to ‘a lynching’

President Donald Trump enraged Democrats on Tuesday by comparing their impeachment inquiry to a lynching, assigning the horrors of a deadly and racist chapter in U.S. history to a process laid out in the Constitution.

North Carolina university to address racism allegations

A North Carolina university says it is forming a commission to address allegations of racism.

Job post seeking ‘preferably Caucasian’ applicants removed after complaints

A northern Virginia tech staffing company has apologized after an online job posting sought "preferably Caucasian" applicants. Cynet Systems in Sterling, Virginia, removed the post and issued an apology Sunday on Twitter.

Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying about attack

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago a few weeks ago.

New Hanover school’s slavery role-playing game prompts investigation

A slavery-themed game played at a New Hanover County elementary school during Black History Month has prompted an investigation.

Trump goes after Spike Lee after Oscars speech

President Donald Trump is going after director Spike Lee, who used his Oscar acceptance speech to urge mobilization for the 2020 election.
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Photo with nooses labeled ‘back to school necklaces’ found at middle school

A Long Island, New York school district said it has launched an investigation after a racist photo was found in a middle school classroom.  

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