Happy Monday, Qcity!
Today in History: In 1957, nine Black students, commonly referred to as the Little Rock Nine, were escorted back into class by the U.S. Army at Central High School in Arkansas after violent white crowds berated and harrassed them, causing them to unenroll.
Today in Charlotte: Tour de Ballantyne Skate Party
Today’s Hot Job: There’s an opening for a development assistant at JDRF.
Black-owned cycling studio to open in Uptown
When Amaya Woodley started cycling in 2017, she couldn’t predict that five years later, a pandemic and a family investment would lead her to open her own space.
Now, she’s finalizing details alongside her husband to open Adrenaline CLT, a new cycling studio in Uptown Charlotte, later this fall.
Woodley said guests can expect high-energy workouts and some really great playlists.
Read more. [Daija Peeler]
Inside Drake’s sold-out Charlotte shows
Over the weekend, Canadian-born rapper Drake brought his It’s All a Blur tour to the Queen City.
And both nights were sold out.
Missed the show? Here’s what it was like.
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Go Hollywood at the Schiele Museum
Join us for a night at the museum!
See the new prehistoric lobby exhibit during a red carpet event, complete with drinks, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, and live big-band music.
This special night will be hosted by Emmy-award-winning journalist Molly Grantham. Get tickets!
THINGS TO DO
A corn maze, jazz and more this week in Charlotte
Mad Miles Run Club: Get a mile in while you meet new people at Camp North End.
NoCap: The BirdNest Tour: The “Save the Day” rapper makes a stop at the Fillmore.
Queer Climb Night: Get in some physical activity while socializing with other members of the LGBT+ community.
Wednesday Night Live: Enjoy free admission to the Mint Museum, Gantt Center and Bechtler.
Reliable rides = reliable healthcare
LISC and Care Ring are partnering with Uber to help make health care more accessible for people like Anner Contreras Herrera. Herrera has a medical condition that requires him to see doctors to maintain his health frequently. He used to worry about how he would make it to his doctor visits until he learned about an Uber rides program provided through Care Ring.
“Sometimes, I was almost begging someone to take me to my doctor’s visit, and I did not want to miss them because they are very important to my health. When I heard of the Uber ride program, I was almost in tears and thanked God for Care Ring because this program is amazing. The drivers come on time, they are kind and reliable, and they take me back home safely,” Herrera said.
Keep reading to learn more about how LISC is helping people access healthcare with free Uber rides.
➡️ Local: Hickory Tavern’s new CEO is planning big changes for the Charlotte-based restaurant. (Charlotte Observer)
➡️ Politics: Some activists say the 14th Amendment should disqualify Trump from running again. Here’s why. (NPR)
➡️ Entertainment: The Writers Guild of America and Hollywood’s top media companies reached a tentative deal that could bring one of the longest entertainment strikes in history to an end. (NBC News)
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