Emiene Wright is a journalist in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has been published in the NAACP's national Crisis Magazine, North Carolina's Our State magazine, and The Charlotte Observer.
While the Senate takes a three-day weekend, 20 million Americans who relied on that financial lifeline will not see their benefits renew after midnight.
“There were problems [Obama] needed to surge," North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis said. "It's a very different story."
“The best thing for the nation is not to reopen as quickly as possible, it's to save as many lives as possible."
The coronavirus pandemic "is laying bare the lethal inequality of American society and American healthcare."
“We know there are people who are sick and not getting tested. The more testing we have in the community, the better.”
The march included residents, activists and some law enforcement after a shooting in a predominantly Black Charlotte neighborhood on Juneteenth weekend.
While social media and the increased adoption of newer technologies have facilitated greater coordination between organizers in cities across the country, Charlotte can thank its history of civil unrest for stronger coordination between activists.
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