In first major appearance since leaving office, Obama tell young people to engage with communities

Speaking to an audience in Chicago, he made no mention of President Donald Trump and took no questions from reporters.
By Reuters | April 24, 2017

Charlotte residents react to Trump victory (video)

African Americans in North Carolina turned out to vote, but not in high enough numbers to give Hillary Clinton an advantage over Donald Trump.
By QCity Metro | November 10, 2016

Obama’s Legacy: Impact on race relations mixed

As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, his legacy on race relations looks decidedly mixed, black leaders said.
By By Jeff Mason, Reuters | August 28, 2016

Changes to North Carolina Voting laws could put thousands of 2016 ballots at risk

Because of GOP changes to state law, as many as 29,000 votes might not be counted in the Nov. 8 presidential election, according to a Reuters review.
By By Julia Harte, REUTERS | July 16, 2016

Legislator ‘appalled’ that NC schools haven’t tested for lead in water

House bill would require all schools, child care facilities to conduct testing for lead in water. It's unclear how many across the state have lead pipes.
By Colin Campbell, The Charlotte Observer | June 27, 2016

Clinton declares historic victory, turns fire on Trump in White House race

Hillary Clinton celebrated her triumph as the first woman to lead a major party in a race for the White House, scoring big wins in California and New Jersey to cement her grip on the 2016 Democratic Party presidential nomination.
By By James Oliphant, Reuters | June 8, 2016

12th District: Alma Adams easily wins nomination

Democratic U.S. Rep. Alma Adams overcame a redrawn district and questions about her residency Tuesday to easily win the Democratic primary in the new 12th Congressional District.
By By Jim Morrill, The Charlotte Observer | June 8, 2016

NC’s proposed new map would leave tough choices for Freshman Rep. Adams

Adams may have drawn the shortest straw in a proposed statewide redistricting plan, which suddenly threw her Democratic re-election prospects into potential political peril.
By By Greg Gordon and Jonathan McFadden | February 19, 2016

Obama says Republican campaign rhetoric troubling to outside world

President Barack Obama said he is hearing from foreign leaders who are alarmed at Republican presidential candidates' positions on issues such as climate change and immigration.
By By Jeff Mason, REUTERS | February 17, 2016

A breakfast in Harlem underscores a key challenge for Bernie Sanders

African Americans will play a crucial role as the Democratic race moves to South Carolina, where more than half of the party's primary voters in 2008 were black.
By By John Whitesides, Reuters | February 10, 2016