The Charlotte 49ers, UNC Charlotte’s Division I intercollegiate athletics program, unveiled a highly anticipated new brand identity that is expected to become a rallying point for all of Niner Nation and the broader Charlotte community.
As thousands trade “social distancing” for social protest, the unrelenting arithmetic of a roving pandemic and spasms of racialized violence has thrust the world into a resounding dry heave: “[We]…Can’t…Breathe.” This is the battle cry of an indignant generation.
It only took 8 minutes and 46 seconds to end George Floyd's life. Long enough for Black people to remember Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Long enough to recall the numbers of African Americans who died in police custody over the last decade.
Sheen Jamaal ’16, a New York City-based dance artist, recently co-organized the peaceful protest “Dance for George.”
According to an article in the New York Times, the event was a tribute to George Floyd, who died while he was handcuffed and forcibly restrained by officers from the Minneapolis Police Department, and to call attention to the work of black artists at the heart of the dance and entertainment industries.
As communities relax COVID-19 restrictions, a recent study by UNC Charlotte geographer Eric Delmelle and two of his former doctoral students could provide decision-makers with timely data about spikes in COVID-19 cases to help guide their decisions.
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