Happy Tuesday, QCity!
Today in History: In 1963, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity was founded at Morgan State University by 12 men who were influenced by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party and civil rights leaders.
Today in Charlotte: Trap Karaoke
Today’s Hot Job: JDRF is seeking a developmental assistant.
NEWS & BUZZ
Airline employees protest working conditions at CLT
Airport service workers rallied on Wilkinson Boulevard today. The march is part of a national effort at American Airlines hubs across the country to secure better pay and safer working conditions.
One airline employee told QCity Metro he’s seen colleagues become physically ill when working at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
Keep reading. [Madeline Holly-Carothers]
Thursday come alive in SouthPark
This fall, spend your Thursdays at SouthPark After Five. Find live music, food trucks, hands-art experiences and more.
Click the link below to see what’s in store and plan your next visit.
Understanding new voter ID rules in NC
Most voters will need to show a valid driver’s license or other identification, but there are ways to vote if you don’t have an ID.
Here’s a quick guide to the rules — and the exception to the rule.
Take your family to a book fair at the Gantt
Visit the Gantt for a FREE children’s book festival to celebrate creativity and imagination, engaging storytelling, and fun activities like workshops, a a African drum circle, and vendor marketplace with local artisans.
Get tickets here!
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Schools are the most successful and resourceful tool we have to lifting our students out of poverty. Mecklenburg County ranks very low in people being able to lift themselves out of poverty, and the one resource we have, that every student is gonna’ touch the door, of is education…so we have to get it right.”
That was Annette Albright. She was speaking about the importance of education this morning at the Sarah Stevenson Tuesday Forum. Albright was part of a panel alongside five others running or at-large seats on the school board.
11 ways to add the Mint Museum to your plans
A visit to the Mint Museum will add some fun, art and culture to your fall plans. See artwork from the staff, items from Black art collectors and even an exhibit all about chairs.
In addition to exhibits, the Mint also has plenty of activities to keep you busy – many of which are free. Read on to see what the Mint has in store.
It’s more than just a free ride
Care Ring’s free Uber rides program helps Charlotteans like Anner Contreras Herrera access reliable transportation to medical appointments.
Herrea, who has a medical condition that requires frequent visits to the doctor, said he had a hard time getting a ride before. Now, with the help of LISC, Herrea has a way to his appointments.
➡️ Local: Residents in Dilworth are pushing back on a plan to move the historic Leeper-Wyatt building to a parking lot next to the future Leluia Hall restaurant on Cleveland Avenue. (WSOC-TV)
➡️ State: Elon University officially opened its Charlotte regional campus in South End on Tuesday and announced plans to open a part-time law school beginning in fall 2024. (WFAE)
➡️ National: A Federal Communications Commission judge rejected an efforts to revoke the broadcast license of Tennessee’s only Black-owned radio station — allowing the station to continue broadcasting. (NPR)
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