Exit interview: Some parting thoughts from Kerr Putney

The former CMPD chief said true police reform would require greater investments in the lives of Black and Latino youths.
By Glenn Burkins | July 2, 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

‘Beauty for ashes’: Artists seek to honor 4 who died in Beatties Ford Road shooting

Community advocates say the violence that left four dead will not deter efforts to improve the lives of residents and business owners along the corridor
By Glenn Burkins | June 28, 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

Music of the Movement: Anthony Hamilton’s picks

Anthony Hamilton picks three of his favorite tracks or albums by Black artists about activism, racial and social justice, unity or inspiration.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 22, 2020

Thomas Davis pledges $100,000 so that fathers in Mecklenburg jail can be home for Father’s Day

As Black people, "we've all had our traumatic experiences," the former Carolina Panthers linebacker said during a panel discussion on police violence and social justice.
By Glenn Burkins | June 20, 2020

Music of the Movement: Jason Jet’s picks

Jason Jet picks five of his favorite tracks or albums by Black artists about activism, racial and social justice, unity or inspiration.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 19, 2020

Music of the Movement: Cyanca’s picks

Cyanca picks five of her favorite tracks or albums by Black artists about activism, racial and social justice, unity or inspiration.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 18, 2020

County leaders declare racism a public health crisis

The nine commissioners unanimously approved a proclamation confirming the harmful effects that racism levels against communities of color.
By Glenn Burkins | June 17, 2020