Sanitation workers soldier on during Covid crisis despite risks

N.C. sanitation workers voice their concerns and share how their jobs have changed during the pandemic as an essential worker.
By Aaliyah Bowden, North Carolina Health News | July 10, 2020

JCSU cancels in-person homecoming due to coronavirus concerns

School officials point to negative Covid-19 trends and data as reason. Rescheduled in-person commencement for Class of 2020 is also canceled.
By QCity Metro Staff | July 7, 2020

Queens University renames building linked to slaveholders

Staff presented information last year connecting Margaret and Robert Burwell -- important figures in Queens University's history -- to slavery.
By QCity Metro Staff | July 6, 2020

How North Carolina transformed itself into the worst state to be unemployed

Across the country, unemployment systems are collapsing under an unprecedented number of claims. But some state systems, like North Carolina’s, have long made it harder to receive unemployment benefits.
By Ava Kofman, ProPublica | July 3, 2020

Residents in Statesville homeless shelter will transition to motel living

More than 120 people live inside homeless shelters with at least one of the CDC’s identified Covid-19 risk conditions, says Roof Above.
By QCity Metro Staff | July 1, 2020

Opinion | Beatties Ford Road: Still a symbol of tradition and hope

There’s one Beatties Ford Road, and we have to work together to build a corridor – and a city – where everyone can thrive.
By Malcolm Graham | July 1, 2020

“It’s kind of terrifying how little has changed”: Reflecting on two pandemics faced by the Black & LGBTQ community

This June marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pride parade, which arose in protest against police brutality and for the rights of LGBTQ people. Health equity has always been an indispensable part of that struggle.
By Hannah Critchfield, North Carolina Health News | June 30, 2020

The Necessities Company is helping customers shop Black

Aurora Nkrumah Dixon established the Charlotte-based marketplace, which features products from Black-owned brands.
By Bryant Carter | June 29, 2020

Music of the Movement: Reuben Vincent’s picks

Rapper Reuben Vincent picks six of his favorite tracks or albums by Black artists about activism, racial and social justice, unity or inspiration.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 26, 2020

Music of the Movement: BRAVE Entertainment’s picks

BRAVE Entertainment picks five of their favorite tracks or albums by Black artists about activism, racial and social justice, unity or inspiration.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 25, 2020