North Carolina Voter Law

A civil rights committee and two law firms filed a lawsuit Monday seeking more voting rights for Black residents, who attorneys said are "prevented from electing candidates who represent their needs" in rural areas.

The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP has sued the state and three county elections boards Monday over an alleged voter purge that disproportionately affects African Americans.

Singer Janelle Monáe took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to mourn the loss of her thirty-seven-year-old cousin, Natasha Hays.