The Friends of Fourth Ward are hosting their annual Garden Tour, Time Out Youth has opened its Tonda Taylor Scholarship season, UNCC’s Joshua Burford has taken a summer internship, Campus Pride has a volunteer event and anti-hate training, a Selena tribute band is heading to Charlotte and a film project is gearing up.
Bishop Tonyia Rawls has been named to ESSENCE magazine’s #WOKE100 List, Tegan and Sarah are heading to Charlotte, the House of Mercy’s AIDS Walk shares fundraising numbers, a new trail has been opened in Charlotte, John Love, Jr. has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and an innovative art program is popping up across the Greater Charlotte area.
The Mozilla Foundation, in partnership with the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, is looking for volunteers to participate in their Having Our Say: Online News Consumption and Commenting Behaviors Among Women and Non-Binary/Non-Gender Conforming People of Color.
Southerners on New Ground (SONG) raised over $32,000 in less than 24 hours to help support the work of the National Black Mama’s Bail Out Action on Give Out Day last month, and the trial of out Bishop Karen Oliveto was held by the United Methodist Church and the Judicial Council found that her consecration violated church law by a 6-3 decision, the United Methodist News Service reported.
GLSEN will hold its Respect Awards ceremony on May 15 in New York, N.Y. Honorees include Ryan Pedlow, founder of Two Creeks Capital (Visionary Award), Ann Clark, superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (Educator of the Year) and First Data (Corporate Ally Award). These awardees champion LGBTQ youth in K-12 schools. Special guest will be Dr. Jill …
A reader asks: “Don’t you think marijuana is bad and people should stick to legal substances such as alcohol, coffee and prescription drugs? Isn’t it better for them and society? Isn’t it less dangerous and clean?”