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Showcase features black community artists

Carolinas News Notes

Resident Culture Brewing Company’s barrel room has 1,700 square feet of space and it was still hardly enough for the crowd at Charlotte Black Pride’s Centerstage singer/songwriter showcase on July 17.

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AFFA responds to Stuckey murder

Carolinas News Notes

The Alliance for Full Acceptance (AFFA) has responded to the murder of Denali Berries Stuckey, a local transgender woman, on July 20. AFFA, Charleston Pride, We Are Family, Charleston Area Transgender Support, Charleston Black Pride, SC Equality and other community leaders organized a vigil in Stuckey’s memory on July 22 at the Equality Hub space.

GGF meets challenge goal

Carolinas News Notes

The Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center recently sent out a challenge goal to the community and was able to raise $23,000 in 22 hours to reach its $75,000 goal.

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Understanding trauma survivors transforms police training for rape cases

Carolinas News Notes

Lt. John Somerindyke is now an advocate for training he thinks every officer should take, which explains why the stories of sexual assault victims can appear inconsistent. The training is spreading throughout the nation as agencies use grant money to bring in experts on the neurobiology of trauma.

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State Dems vote ‘yes’ for Allison for trans leadership

Carolinas News Notes

The North Carolina State Executive Committee for the North Carolina Democratic Party has voted to approve the appointment of Janice Covington Allison as its Transgender Caucus statewide chair. She (and the caucus) becomes the first to hold that position anywhere in the Democratic Party.