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CMT to honor Black country music pioneer

June 11, 2021

Linda Martell, one of the pioneers for Black acts in country music and the first Black woman to perform solo at the Grand Ole Opry, will be honored at the 2021 CMT Music Awards. The 86-year-old will receive the CMT […]

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The “Ugly Truth” About BLM Priorities

June 10, 2021

By DR. JOY MARTINEZ, Staff Writer Just one day before Black Lives Matter’s co-founder resigned from its foundation, the founder of a Black Lives Matter chapter in Minnesota said he quit after learning the “ugly truth” about the activist group’s […]

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Apple puts privacy at the front of WWDC

June 9, 2021

By TERRELL HEADEN, Special to The Carolinian During its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) keynote this year, the company announced some major privacy upgrades that will come with iOS 15 and iCloud—here are some of the biggest. First up is […]

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South Carolina gov ends COVID-19-related state of emergency

June 7, 2021

By MEG KINNARD Gov. Henry McMaster brought an end to South Carolina’s pandemic-related state of emergency on Monday, saying the coronavirus situation in the state had improved to the point that it was no longer needed. “It is no longer […]

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Merck probing discovery of noose at North Carolina plant

June 7, 2021

Pharmaceutical maker Merck & Co. is investigating how a noose ended up on the campus of its plant in Durham, North Carolina, according to a published report. Merck operates a 262-acre facility in north Durham. The News & Observer reports that a […]

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Normandy commemorates D-Day with small crowds, but big heart

June 6, 2021

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — When the sun rises over Omaha Beach, revealing vast stretches of wet sand extending toward distant cliffs, one starts to grasp the immensity of the task faced by Allied soldiers on June 6, 1944, landing on […]

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North Carolina accepts no new COVID-19 vaccines this week

June 4, 2021

For the first time since COVID-19 vaccines became available in December 2020, North Carolina this week declined to accept any more supplies. Instead, this week’s requests from North Carolina providers are being fulfilled through transfers from other providers or through […]

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N Carolina student denied diploma for wearing Mexican flag

June 4, 2021

 A North Carolina high school senior was denied his diploma because he draped a Mexican flag over his gown in violation of a graduation dress code, school officials said.  A 68-second video of the graduation at Asheboro High School on […]

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Senate Republicans ready to block Cooper environment chief

June 3, 2021

By GARY D. ROBERTSON RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s pick to lead the state’s environmental agency appears doomed in the state Senate, where Republicans on a key committee formally opposed the Democrat’s choice on Wednesday. The […]

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Hundreds gather at historic Tulsa church’s prayer wall

June 1, 2021

By PETER SMITH Hundreds gathered Monday for an interfaith service dedicating a prayer wall outside historic Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church in Tulsa’s Greenwood neighborhood on the centennial of the first day of one of the deadliest racist massacres in the nation. […]

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