Hendricks, 32, receives federal disability benefits because he has cerebral palsy. Social Security has strict rules on how much a disabled person can save. His NC ABLE account allows him to save more money than federal rules typically allow.
Durham Democrat Mickey Michaux reflects on North Carolina politics and the importance of HBCUs in NC. Michaux, the longest-serving member in the North Carolina House of Representatives, will retire at the end of his current term.
VIDEO: Gov. Roy Cooper said he would not veto a bill that would give North Carolina elementary schools more time to reduce class sizes but includes other legislative changes he opposes during a press conference at the Executive Mansion Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.
VIDEO: NC Gov. Roy Cooper says Republican legislators are 'using our kids and now our schools as tools for their power grab and their partisan attacks is pretty low, even for them' during a press conference at the Executive Mansion Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.
The National Portrait Gallery unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama on February 12, 2018. For Michelle Obama's portrait, the gallery commissioned Georgia native Amy Sherald, first-prize winner of the Portrait Gallery's 2016 Outwin Boochever.
The National Portrait Gallery unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama on February 12, 2018. Barack Obama's portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley - an artist best known for his vibrant, large-scale paintings of African-Americans. Barack Obama shared a tidbit about Wiley's "initial impulse" for the work with Wiley later joking back, "So how do you explain that a lot of that is just simply not true?"
A highly anticipated announcement by North Carolina lawmakers comes as school districts have warned that they don’t have the thousands of additional classrooms or teachers needed to meet the state requirement to reduce class sizes in kindergarten through third grade later this year.
NC House Rules Chairman David Lewis held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to blast the plaintiffs in a legislative redistricting lawsuit for continuing their legal action as the candidate filing period looms. "Literally all they care about is electing Democrats at all times and at all costs," he said.
Though President Trump's remark that "African-American unemployment stands at lowest rate ever recorded" drew applause and a standing ovation from many on January 30, 2017, members of the Congressional Black Caucus remained seated and silent. Trump followed up the statement with one about Hispanic American unemployment levels.