In response to a lawsuit and motion for a temporary restraining order filed on July 3 by civil rights groups, a federal judge granted a consent temporary restraining order on July 6 following an agreement reached by the City of Graham, the Alamance County Sheriff and plaintiffs.
The Art With Heart Auction will benefit Safe Alliance, the Color of Change are having a brunch, the Freedom Center for Social Justice is seeking trans nominees, The Winters Group has announced a grant opportunity, PFLAG Concord/Kannapolis is having a spaghetti fundraiser and the Charlotte Roller Girls opened their season.
The repeal of House Bill 2 (HB2), North Carolina’s notorious anti-LGBTQ “bathroom bill,” failed. After Charlotte City Council fully repealed its “triggering” non-discrimination ordinance, the state’s legislators tried to pull one over on LGBTQ advocates by proposing a repeal that included a six-month ban on non-discrimination protections. The move was so controversial that the session ended without so much as a vote on HB2 repeal.
Ben & Jerry’s new flavor, called Empower Mint, is an ice cream with a cause: bring back voting rights to the United States. The launch took place on May 17 at North Carolina Central University, the first public liberal arts institution for African Americans in the country. A portion of the proceeds of sales will …