Activists and Community Members gather to commemorate the gravesites of Black slaves and celebrate Black rebellion By Destinee Fuerte On February 1, members of revolutionary organization Serve the People (STP) and the community came together to honor the slaves buried in unmarked graves in front of the gentrified Silos apartments in the South End neighborhood of Charlotte. Attendees gathered around a community-made sign marking the … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Community Commemorates Black Rebellion at Unmarked Slave Graves
Mostly Black, poor and working class residents line up in the cold to apply for affordable housing at ‘The Mezzanine’ By Gabriel Roshan On January 27, an estimated 1,000 people waited in line in the cold rain to apply for 129 housing units marketed as affordable on Freedom Drive in West Charlotte. The “Mezzanine at Freedom” apartments have been under construction for the last two … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: 1000 People Line Up to Compete for 129 Units of Lower Priced Housing
By Mike Talavera On the evening of January 10, in the wealthy Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, a banner reading “Combat & Resist US imperialism” was dropped on the awning over the front door of a Armed Forces Career Center. This was done alongside flyers which read “Death to US imperialism, Military Recruiters Out of Working Class Communities, No War on Iran” which … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Anti-Imperialist Banner, Posters Seen at US Military Center
Photo: Protesters rally at a major intersection in Charlotte, North Carolina against US aggression toward Iran By Miriam Cordova On Thursday, dozens of people in Charlotte held an anti-war demonstration, with one anti-imperialist protester being brutally arrested and charged with a noise ordinance violation for leading chants on a megaphone. As the protest increased in militant energy, police attempts to stop or confine the event … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Protesters Resist Police Attempt to Stop Anti-War Demonstration, One Arrested
Photo: Warren Durham, School Resource Officer who abused 11-year-old student By Chancellor Davis Last week, video surfaced online of Warren Durham, a Sheriff’s Deputy acting as a school resource officer at Vance County Middle School in North Carolina, violently slamming an 11-year-old Black student to the ground. Despite damning video footage of the assault, Durham has managed to dodge felony charges and faces at most … Continue reading NORTH CAROLINA: Sheriff’s Deputy Violently Slams 11-Year-Old to Ground
Photo: “Silent Sam” statue is toppled and covered with dirt on August 20, 2018 By Gabriel Roshan Over the past week, a $2.5 million deal between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) has come under increased scrutiny as the confederate group’s ties to white nationalists and outlaw biker gangs have come to light. On November 27, … Continue reading CHAPEL HILL: University’s $2.5 Million Deal with Confederate Group Draws Scrutiny
By Laura Byron Last week, a poster appeared on Charlotte’s westside calling for the release of Indian political prisoner GN Saibaba. The poster read, “Freedom for GN Saibaba, Shining Hero of the People’s War in India, Revolution is not a crime!” The call follows a similar display seen in Los Angeles, California in weeks prior calling for freedom for all political prisoners and identifying Saibaba … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Freedom for GN Saibaba!