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Transgender Individuals in North Carolina Allowed To Sue State Over Exclusions in Their Health Care Coverage

In 2018, transgender individuals living in North Carolina, employed by the state, and enrolled in the state’s health care coverage plan lost the right to seek out vital and needed transition-related treatment. But a new 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals court ruling has reversed that decision. Barbara Grzincic of…

California Attorney General Rob Bonta

California Bans State-Funded Travel to 5 States It Considers Anti-LGBTQ; Total of 17 States Now on List

Lawmakers in California are taking a stand against other states it considers to be unfair, discriminatory and biased against LGBTQ citizens. California has compiled a list of U.S. states it is reluctant to do business with and has even compiled a list of places it refuses to pay state employees…

President Joe Biden

White House Announces ‘National Month of Action’ To Promote COVID-19 Vaccinations; Partners With Black-Owned Barbershops To Reach Minority Communities

With just over 63% of the country nationwide at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19, President Biden has stepped up efforts to push that number over 70% before the end of the month.  Tyler Pager, Lena H. Sun and John Wagner of The Washington Post reported that by declaring June a…

North Carolina

North Carolina Driver Faces Hate Crime Charges After Hitting 2 Black Women With Her Car During a Police Reform Protest

Lisa Michelle O’Quinn of Greenville, North Carolina was arrested after hitting two Black women with her car during an otherwise nonviolent protest over the fatal police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in April. Elizabeth City has been the site of near-daily protests for weeks, and tensions in the city grew…

Greensboro, North Carolina

White City Council Member in North Carolina Fired for Refusing to Use Doctoral Title of Black Woman He Was Speaking With

In a repeated and blatant series of racist microaggressions, a white city council official in Greensboro, North Carolina has been fired for refusing to address the woman he was speaking with by her earned academic title of Doctor during a televised community meeting. Yaron Steinbuch of the New York Post…

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‘Decolonizing Wealth:’ Edgar Villanueva Discusses How Money Can Heal Native American Communities

Edgar Villanueva is an expert on philanthropy and a member of the Lumbee Native American Tribe in North Carolina. After spending years in the institutional philanthropic sector, he wrote “Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance,” which looks into how money — which has often been used…