In Charlotte, Bishop Tonyia M. Rawls created the Freedom Center for Social Justice (FCSJ) 10 years ago to be a “culture-shifting organization committed to the growth, safety, and empowerment of marginalized populations.”
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 After Charlotte City Council fully repealed its “triggering” non-discrimination ordinance, the state’s legislators tried to pull one over on LGBTQ advocates by proposing a repeal that included a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 …