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Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Highlighting Numismatics and Diversity

Republicans are still up to those same tricks they pulled during the Great Depression. As a diversity consultant and numismatist (a collector of money), I am now finding some interesting connections between our nation’s money and our diversity as a nation.

From 100 mph to COVID-19

A Former Elected Official Journey

Dec. 4, 2019 was my last official meeting on the Charlotte City Council. My closing remarks included words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” in which he highlighted his “shattered dreams.”

Coronavirus Journal VII: This Awful Year

Jesse's Journal

Though there is no schism in the Church today (that we know of), those of us who are alive in 2020 suffer instead from the effects of climate change: a largely man-made catastrophe that threatens to destroy this planet and every living thing in it.

Support for Doyenne

Charlotte Barbershop is Recipient of Human Rights Campaign and SHOWTIME’s Queer to Stay

The buzzing sound of clippers fills a small barbershop tucked away at Salon Plaza off Galleria Blvd. in Charlotte. Owners Alicia Phillips, who goes by Brown, and Sakinah Dunlap are all smiles and laughter behind their masks. These two women know how to make you feel at home.

Equality Forum’s LGBT History Month Icons: Oct. 12 – Lori Lightfood

Mayor of Chicago

b. August 4, 1962 “Breaking the back of the Chicago machine, it’s quite monumental.” Lori Lightfoot won a historic landslide victory in Chicago’s 2019 election to become the city’s first openly gay and first Black female mayor. It is her first elective office. Lightfoot grew up in a struggling working-class family in southern Ohio. Her …

Convention Watch

Record Number of LGBTQ Delegates Represent North Carolina

North Carolina had a record-number of 18 LGBTQ delegates representing the state at this year’s Democratic National Convention.