Commemorations Held in Honor of Garrett Foster One Year after His Murder

Garrett Foster was murdered by reactionary US Army sergeant Daniel Perry on July 25, 2020, while defending a march for Black lives in Austin, Texas. Foster’s death has resonated with revolutionaries around the US—the example he set by putting his life on the line and making the ultimate sacrifice for the people is something that lives on far beyond his last heartbeat. The following is a … Continue reading Commemorations Held in Honor of Garrett Foster One Year after His Murder

Charlotte: Company Negligence Leads to Temp Worker Injury on High-Rise

By Sarah Ahmed Last week, a temp worker suffered broken ribs from a fall to the 38th floor of the Duke Energy Plaza building in uptown Charlotte, a project led by Batson-Cook Construction. It took a half an hour for rescue teams to bring the worker down from more than 500 feet above the ground. Other construction workers in the area have pointed to the … Continue reading Charlotte: Company Negligence Leads to Temp Worker Injury on High-Rise

Charlotte: DA Releases Footage of Frankie Jennings’ Murder, Will Not Press Charges Against US Marshal

By Sarah Ahmed On June 29, Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather released security footage from the killing of Frankie “Pop” Jennings at the hands of law enforcement in March, announcing that he will not press charges against the US Marshal responsible. In response to the decision, activists with Charlotte Uprising and Feed the Movement organized a protest demanding justice and answers for Jennings’s family. … Continue reading Charlotte: DA Releases Footage of Frankie Jennings’ Murder, Will Not Press Charges Against US Marshal

Charlotte: Vigil Held for Karon Golightly, Found Dead in Mecklenberg County Jail

By Dontay Stevenson On June 27, family members and activists with Feed The Movement CLT held a vigil for 20 year-old Karon Golightly, who died on May 14 under mysterious circumstances in Mecklenburg County Jail while awaiting trial. The vigil was held outside of the jail where Golightly spent the last year of his life. The vigil began with a speech written by Golightly’s mother, … Continue reading Charlotte: Vigil Held for Karon Golightly, Found Dead in Mecklenberg County Jail

Charlotte: County Jail Detention Officer Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Inmate

Cover Photo: Booking photo for Mecklenberg County Jail Detention Officer Kyle Harris By Sarah Ahmed On Monday, June 7, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested Kyle Harris, a detention officer with the Mecklenburg County Jail, for repeatedly sexually assaulting Heaven Gilliland, a transgender woman inmate, last month. Since May, the same jail has seen two deaths of inmates in their custody and is facing increased denunciations and protests … Continue reading Charlotte: County Jail Detention Officer Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Inmate

Charlotte: Workers at Frankie’s Fun Park Walk Out in Protest of Racist Manager

By Sarah Ahmed A group of workers at Frankie’s Fun Park in Huntersville, a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina, staged a walkout on May 22 after their complaints against an unnamed white manager making racist comments against Black workers were repeatedly ignored by the company. Frankie’s, an amusement park chain with five locations across North Carolina, retaliated against the predominantly Black workers by firing them … Continue reading Charlotte: Workers at Frankie’s Fun Park Walk Out in Protest of Racist Manager

North Carolina: Activists Denounce Failure to Charge Police Who Murdered Andrew Brown Jr.

Cover Photo: Meko Williams, a mother of a man killed by police, speaks at a Charlotte rally. By Sarah Ahmed Rallies were held in Charlotte and other cities across North Carolina this past Tuesday in protest of the Pasquotank County District Attorney’s (DA) decision last month to not charge the sheriff’s deputies that murdered unarmed Black man Andrew Brown Jr. as he fled police in … Continue reading North Carolina: Activists Denounce Failure to Charge Police Who Murdered Andrew Brown Jr.

Charlotte: Family of Aaron Winchester Holds Annual Event to Protest His Murder by Police

By Sarah Ahmed The friends and family of Aaron Winchester held their annual march and vigil last week to celebrate his life and protest his murder by Officer David Jester of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) in 2008. Marchers followed the path that Winchester walked in the last moments of his life, starting at the gas station where he parked his car and concluding at … Continue reading Charlotte: Family of Aaron Winchester Holds Annual Event to Protest His Murder by Police

Charlotte: Activists and Family Hold Rally for Frankie Jennings, Murdered by US Marshals

By Dontay Stevenson On Saturday, May 8, activists with Charlotte Uprising and Jennings’s family members held a rally in honor of Frankie “Pop” Jennings, an unarmed 32-year-old Black man murdered by US Marshals on March 24. The rally was held at Freedom Park in south Charlotte. A banner reading, “Justice for Frankie Jennings” was displayed, along with other signs reading, “Frankie was murdered on his … Continue reading Charlotte: Activists and Family Hold Rally for Frankie Jennings, Murdered by US Marshals

Worker Correspondents: UPS Workers Face Work Speedups, Hazardous Conditions

By Dontay Stevenson Workers at the UPS facility in Charlotte have been subjected to dangerous working conditions related to increasing workloads and work speedups ordered by supervisors and corporate management. In just the past week, four workers have been injured. One worker had a large stack of packages fall on him while using a load stand, causing him to fall off of the stand. Afterwards, … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: UPS Workers Face Work Speedups, Hazardous Conditions