Senator blocks bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday
Efforts to make Juneteenth a federal holiday intensified amid protests against police brutality and systemic racism in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.
By Katrina Louis | July 23, 2020
A father’s pain: Two men speak out after losing their only sons in Beatties Ford Road shooting
Both men are asking witnesses to come forward and tell the police what they saw.
By Glenn Burkins | July 8, 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
Charlotte lights up to honor Juneteenth; she made it happen
Uptown skyscrapers will display Pan-African flag colors this weekend in honor of Juneteenth.
By Sarafina Wright | June 18, 2020
Juneteenth celebrations commemorate “Black Independence Day” as communities fight for justice
Local celebrations adjust for social distancing as Juneteenth marks its 155th anniversary.
By Loán Lake | June 15, 2020
Juneteenth celebration back in drive
Covid-19 put the brakes on original plans, but community advocates came together to put the event back on track.
By Brandi Williams | June 14, 2020
Durag Fest returns for another unapologetically Black Juneteenth celebration
Nicknamed the "Met Gala of Durags," an alternative Juneteenth festival, will take place June 15 at Camp North End. Over 1,200 people attended last year’s inaugural event.
By Katrina Louis | June 10, 2019
Juneteenth Festival 2019: Celebrating history and looking to the future
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. A Charlotte celebration will take place June 13-16, 2019.
By Sabrina Clark | June 7, 2019