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Surviving the Silence

The Unexpected Story of Col. Pat Thompson

In 1989, U.S. Army Col. Margarethe (Grethe) Cammermeyer was undergoing a routine security clearance interview when she said four simple words, “I am a lesbian.” At the time, she was a highly decorated nurse and war hero on track to becoming a general. The admission started an intense investigation and highly publicized discharge proceedings …
At the center of those proceedings was Col. Patsy Thompson who in 1992 was a decorated Army nurse, only two years away from retirement.

Black Lives Matter Murals

Protecting and Preserving Charlotte’s Street Art

On June 9, Charlotte Is Creative, Brand the Moth, and BLKMRKTCLT organized a group of local activist artists to emulate the Black Lives Matter (BLM) mural that had been commissioned by the mayor of Washington, D.C.

Court Blocks Enforcement of Graham’s Protest Ban Ordinance

Carolinas News Notes

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.

Black Lives Matter — Community Matters

An Apology | A Statement of Support | Promote Dialogue | The Truth About Need

We recognize the gravity of this situation, and we apologize for using any image that may imply anything less than our full support and solidarity with the black community. We also stand with the current movement that we hope will bring about real change in our society.

Cops Respond to Charlotte Pride Barring of Law Enforcement from Annual Event

Local Officer Said ‘It Broke Me Down’

Last week, Charlotte Pride announced that it would no longer allow the participation of law enforcement agencies as vendors or marching contingents in the parade. Along with the announcement, Charlotte Pride issued a resolution stating that the fight for black and brown lives is bound together with the fight for LGBTQ liberation.

Racial Discrimination and Violence Sparks a Revolution

Voices Speak Out Against Injustices

The world over, people are standing up in the fight against discrimination and social injustice after the death of many African-American individuals who were brought to their deaths by uncaring and racist people who used undue force against those whom they saw as unlike themselves.