Stories tagged: "Charlotte"


Ray Shawn McKinnon, a former Methodist minister from Charlotte, talked to C&P about his journey and coming out while in a straight marriage.
‘Standing in My Truth’: A North Carolina Man on Coming Out in a Straight Marriage

For Pride Month, a former Methodist minister and activist from North Carolina talks to Cardinal & Pine about his journey to coming out and his supportive wife.

There's a housing crisis for LGBTQ youth. (Shutterstock)
There’s a Housing Crisis for LGBTQ+ Youth

Federal nondiscrimination protections would go a long way toward helping.

People march during a protest in support of Amazon and Starbucks workers in New York City on November 26, 2021. (Yuki Iwamura/AFP via Getty Images)
NC Starbucks Workers Join Push for Unions Across the South

Starbucks employees in Charlotte rallied for a union this week, joining a growing movement for labor rights across the South and beyond.

Mr. Talford, a 77-year-old Charlottean, reached out to FTS in 2020. His driveway was just over the property line and when a real estate company purchased the land, they obtained a demolition permit to tear it down, leaving him without access. Alesha Brown, right, successfully argued that Talford acquired the property through adverse possession and was now the lawful owner. He received a deed officially transferring the property to him so similar challenges won’t arise in the future.
Seeing Seniors Displaced ‘Pissed Off’ This Charlotte Attorney. Now She Fights Gentrification.

Alesha Brown founded For The Struggle in 2019 to stop the displacement of seniors in west Charlotte’s rapidly gentrifying, historically Black communities. 'We owe them that,' she said.

Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley arriving at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit in 2011. The 6'5 tastemaker favored authoritative robes and caftans in later years. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
How Andre Leon Talley’s Epic Style Was Informed By His Durham Grandmother

At the height of the fashion world, Talley credited his grandmother for teaching him to use style as a defense. 'Clothes were my armor of warfare...I had to represent.'

From days of service to drive-through rallies, poetry readings and live-streamed teach-ins, North Carolina's statewide King Day celebrations have something to offer everyone. The aim: to push beyond a day of remembrance and spark a long-term commitment to justice. (KatieKaboom from Pixabay/Canva)
Put Your Hand to the Plow: Virtual and Live MLK Day Events in NC

Our list of 2022 MLK Day events in North Carolina includes everything from service days to online teach-ins and drive-through parades.

A special time of year calls for special drinks. Try these alcohol optional seasonal favorites from NC food and drink experts. (The Good Brigade/Getty Images)
Holiday Cocktails to Keep Your Spirits High

A special time of year calls for elevated refreshment. NC tastemakers share recipes for festive, alcohol-optional holiday drinks.