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Ashlee Marie Preston

10 Questions with Vic

Ashlee Marie Preston is an award-winning media personality, producer and civil rights activist. She is historically the first transgender woman to become editor-in-chief of a national publication and the first openly transgender person to run for state office in California.

Looking at Black History

Spiritual Reflections

Black history month is traditionally a time to reflect on the accomplishments of notables from the past. We often think of people who have done marvelous works that impacted thousands, if not millions of people during their lifetime and beyond.

N.C. Black History Month Commemorations

State Historic Sites and Museums Share Rich Past

African-American history in North Carolina involves struggle, resistance, songs and celebrations. All of this will be showcased at various programs at venues of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

In Memoriam: 2018 Notable Deaths

LGBTQA Community Members Leave Their Mark on the World

The year of 2018 saw many challenges and changes on the landscape of the LGBTQ and allied environment. And among those changes were the deaths of several individuals who came from a cross section of society who contributed in significant ways to the world in which we live.

Maurice Hines

LGBT History Month: Legendary performer talks seven decades of keeping toes tapping

Out dancer, performer, choreographer and actor Maurice Hines has been in show business since he was five years old, which means almost 70 years in the game.

This mural aims to ‘reclaim space’ in Charlotte’s historic West End

One artist talks about her role

The “Manifest Future” mural is a collaborative creative project — the brainchild of Janelle Dunlap and the League of Creative Interventionists, with partners including the Knight Foundation and Historic West End — and aims to reclaim a neglected lot on Charlotte’s West Side as a unifying force in the rapidly gentrifying African-American neighborhood.