North Carolina

Ricky Hurtado, the first Latino candidate to run for North Carolina's House of Representatives, poses for a portrait by a mural in Graham on March 10, 2020. It's been a tumultuous few months for Hurtado. In November, the 32-year-old son of a Salvadoran im

What impact will Latino voters have on North Carolina in the future?

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Political organizers in North Carolina are looking to Arizona and Georgia for inspiration on how to turn the state from red to blue in presidential elections moving forward.

Brayan Guevara identifies as Afro Latino. His family comes from Honduras.

‘I feel really good’: Afro Latino first-time voter looks forward to Biden administration

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2020 Election: The voting power of Latino youth

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Brayan Guevara in front of Irving Park Elementary School, in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he is a teacher's assistant, June 3, 2020.

This independent Afro Latino voter has decided on Biden

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A boy sits in a living room at a desk and watches a TV with a lesson airing on it.

Math at midnight: Students stuck in US struggle with remote learning at Chinese schools

Nodia Mena and her son, Brayan Guevara, talk about everything, but especially race and politics.

This Afro Latina says identity will always be important when she votes

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Nodia Mena is Afro Honduran and moved to the US nearly 30 years ago. She left Honduras when she was 19, but was able to vote for the first time before leaving. She said the lack of change in her country led her to not take voting seriously. But that changed after seeing the enthusiasm toward politics in 1992.

Brayan Guevara in front of Irving Park Elementary School, in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he is a teacher's assistant, June 3, 2020.

This young Afro Latino teacher and voter wants to be a model for his students

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Brayan Guevara’s mother and grandparents were teachers. Now, he’s on the same path, and he wants to serve as a model for his students — especially those who are Black, Latino and Afro Latino — so that they, too, see a future for themselves in education.

Qasim Rashid is a congressional candidate in Virginia. He sees attacks on himself as an opportunity to open up a dialogue with people. 

This Muslim American congressional candidate sees hateful messages as a chance for dialogue

US politics

Qasim Rashid has a personal policy of engaging with people who send him hateful messages.

A woman in a hijab smiles and poses with three boys ranging in age

Campus housing takes on new meaning as US considers more caps on refugee resettlement

Global Nation Education

Through an on-campus initiative, a university community is preserving Greensboro’s long-standing hospitality to refugees.

An aerial view of damaged homes, trees and extra debris surrounded by water in the Bahamas.

Bahamas officials search for storm survivors as Dorian heads for Florida, Georgia

Natural disasters

Rescuers are searching for survivors in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian pulverized homes and beached boats. US residents are now bracing for Dorian, which could make landfall in South or North Carolina later this week.