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N.C. Author Kenan Dies

Carolinas News Notes

University of North Carolina graduate and English professor Randall Kenan has died. The 57-year-old Black educator was found dead in Hillsboro, N.C. at his home on Aug. 29.

North Carolina ranks high nationally for LGBTQ-friendly hospitals

North Carolina Had the Fourth-Highest Number of Health Care Institution ‘Leaders’ in an Annual Survey-Based Report from an LGBTQ Rights Group.

In a state where advocates for transgender health still shudder remembering HB2, the “bathroom bill” of 2016, area hospitals have stepped up in their treatment of LGBTQ patients.

From Brooklyn to Ballantyne: The story behind Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis

Charlotte’s history of affordable housing includes broken promises and empty gestures. Now that the city’s chronic shortage has become a crisis, leaders are responding with unprecedented resources. Will this time be different?

Anyone who’s lived in Charlotte for a minute knows that the Ballantyne area, wealthier than Mecklenburg County as a whole, isn’t the place to find an affordable apartment if you’re a hotel housekeeper, a fry cook, a landscaper — anyone making less than $15 or so an hour.

HB2 trial delayed due to 4th Circuit appeal

SCOTUS to consider suit over Virginia bathroom law

Those who have followed the controversy over North Carolina’s House Bill 2 (HB2), also known as the Public Facilities Privacy and Accommodation Act, may be momentarily disappointed with the recent decision by U.S. Magistrate Judge Joi Elizabeth Peake to delay the federal court date set originally for Nov. 14.

Federal judge grants HB2 injunction, but the conflict continues

UNC barred from enforcing bathroom dictates; appeal asks for state-wide injunction

Aug. 21 found LGBT advocates celebrating a significant victory. Federal Judge Thomas Schroeder ruled in favor of a preliminary injunction halting the implementation of the sections of House Bill 2 (HB2) most damaging to transgender citizens.