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The 440 Night Club float at the 2022 Pride Parade in Durham, N.C. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.
Photo Courtesy of Eliza Benbow.

Latinx LGBTQ+ community continues to improve outreach, support during Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and local organizations members of the Latinx LGBTQ+ community in North Carolina and the Triangle are working to increase support, education and advocacy for each other. Of the more than 11.3 million LGBTQ+ adults that live in the United States, about 20 percent, or 2.3 million, also identify as Latinx, according to a report by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. “We try to empower people to get to know themselves,” Oscar Garcia, a community leader who works with LILA Latinx LGBTQI INC., said.

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The NCBOE ordered the Town of Carrboro to take down their Black Lives Matter flags on the town hall building. The town says they're staying.

Town of Carrboro wins Marvin Collins Award for comprehensive small town planning

The American Planning Association-North Carolina Chapter awarded the Marvin Collins Award to the Town of Carrboro. The Marvin Collins Award recognizes individuals or organizations that have completed outstanding planning programs or made notable contributions to the planning profession. The Town won the award for its Carrboro Connects 2022-2042 Comprehensive Plan, which focuses on racial equity and climate action.

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Protesters gather in front of the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
Photo Courtesy of Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times.

Over 1,000 North Carolinians, including elected officials, in group involved with Jan. 6 riot

This month, the Anti-Defamation League issued a report analyzing membership data on the Oath Keepers, a far-right group that was involved with the United States Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. The report found that 1,180 North Carolinians have been members — three of them being elected officials.  The Oath Keepers are one of the largest far-right anti-government groups in the United States, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

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