Please click here to be directed to the PDF of “Making a Marriage Work,” Carolina Alumni Review, January/February 2019.
Click here for “By Whose Authority?”, Carolina Alumni Review,” March 2018. Opens as a PDF.
Citing inefficiencies, North Carolina is considering breaking up its countywide school districts. Critics see this as opening the door to resegregation. Originally published in CityLab. WHEN I MOVED TO DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, in the mid-1980s, the county had two separate school systems. At its center, like a bulls-eye, was the city system, which was overwhelmingly […]
Click here for “Shutdown,” Carolina Alumni Review, January 2018. Opens as a PDF.
Click here for “Citizens of Carolina,” Carolina Alumni Review, September 2017. Opens as a PDF.
Click here for “Timelessness on His Hands,” Carolina Alumni Review,” July 2017. Opens as a PDF.
By challenging traditional ideas around academia, Mark Anthony Neal has broadened what it means to be a scholar. Originally published in Duke Magazine. CLICK. A VIDEO OF R&B MUSICIAN Jill Scott fills the screen. She’s belting out “Strange Fruit,” a ballad written in the 1930s to protest the lynchings—hangings and other mob violence—that were terrorizing African-American communities. […]
Fifteen protesters have a breakthrough night in North Carolina’s long-running budget battles. Originally published in The American Prospect. BRYAN PROFFIT KNOCKED ON the door of North Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger’s office. It was locked and no one responded, which seemed odd considering that the Senate was about to open its Monday night […]
As the North Carolina state legislature reopens on May 14 with no ideological reversal in sight, the Monday takeovers of the rotunda will resume. So, likely, will the arrests. Originally published in The American Prospect. ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THE NORTH CAROLINA legislature will open its 2014 session. It will be hard for the Republican majority to […]
During 2014, I reported on North Carolina’s Moral Monday movement, a faith-based organizing effort that is becoming a national model. The movement is spearheaded by the state NAACP with broad support from churches and issue-based organizations, including women’s, immigrant, environmental, LGBT, and labor groups. Most of the articles were published online by The American Prospect, illustrated by […]