Jennifer Dasal is on a mission. The associate curator of contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art is dedicated to bringing Latino graphic art and illustrations out into the mainstream. "There's a lack of diversity and so few Latino illustrators and art in books," she says. "It's still a homogenous field -- but still, Latino people are creating characters as works of art."
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Every Monday for the past month, North Carolina citizens from across the spectrum have gathered at the State House in Raleigh to protest the pro-corporate, anti-rights agenda of the legislature's newly elected Republicans.
Friends in D.C. often greet me with, "What the hell is going on down in your home state?" I'm getting awfully tired of trying to defend the state as a whole by writing those in the legislature in Raleigh off as ideologues. It is getting harder and harder to do so.
North Carolina's black economic backwater suffers from systemic economic exclusion characterized by the lowest rates of education in North Carolina, pitifully low levels of investment, deepening indebtedness and acute never-ending unemployment.
The votes are in, and the ballots have been tabulated. It is now official. It's a Democratic landslide.
Even in the midst of the worst recession since the 1930s, the trend to electric cars and plug-in hybrid is growing stronger. While the market is not yet flooded with plug-in electric cars, manufacturers are accelerating their design, development and production.
The radical faith that inspired the prophetic leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. is now igniting a contemporary civil rights movement in North Carolina, led by the Rev. William J. Barber.
While architects across the nation suffer the brunt of this recession, one southeastern design firm is thriving. Clearscapes succeeds because for a substantial portion of its practice has been based on what some call a necessity of life: art.
One of the great tragedies of the economic downturn in Raleigh, N.C. is that political squabbles have not only halted the realization of a visionary design for a development downtown, but also derailed any public discussion on the merits of its architecture.
North Carolina is stepping up to put its money where its mouth is. It's not counseling clients to spend and build themselves, nor is it lobbying for financial assistance from the state or federal legislatures.
The state of North Carolina has transformed its own scarred site -- 164 suburban acres located two miles from Raleigh's Capitol Square -- into an ecologically sound, culturally diverse asset.
Garden sculpture in marble, limestone and bronze lasts for thousands of years but the latest eco art barely survives a single decade.
Yes, there are federal grants available to for-profit companies. But they are mostly limited to technical research and knowing which federal agencies need what you have to offer.
Commercial funeral practices put gallons of embalming fluid, and tons of metal and exotic hardwoods into the ground. And I was surprised to learn that cremation is equally polluting and energy-intensive.