Queen City Nerve https://qcnerve.com Charlotte's Alternative Newspaper Fri, 03 Jul 2020 18:15:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://qcnerve.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cropped-QCN-SOCIAL-ICON-32x32.jpg Queen City Nerve https://qcnerve.com 32 32 163162579 Opinion: Member-Owned Companies Should Be Charlotte’s New Darlings https://qcnerve.com/opinion-member-owned-companies-should-be-charlottes-new-darlings/ https://qcnerve.com/opinion-member-owned-companies-should-be-charlottes-new-darlings/#respond Fri, 03 Jul 2020 17:01:30 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=18728 Applause accompanied the announcement that the Centene Corporation, a publicly-traded insurance company, would headquarter in Charlotte, hypothetically bringing thousands of jobs. Of course, they are not headquartering simply because they …

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Nooze Hounds: Kennell Jackson Talks Charlotte Protests and More https://qcnerve.com/nooze-hounds-kennell-jackson-talks-charlotte-protests-and-more/ https://qcnerve.com/nooze-hounds-kennell-jackson-talks-charlotte-protests-and-more/#respond Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:54:45 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=18748 For Episode 21 of the Nooze Hounds podcast we talked to Kennell Jackson, a 30-year Charlotte resident who took to the streets during protests in early June and found himself …

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Systemic Racism Comes Out at Night https://qcnerve.com/systemic-racism-comes-out-at-night/ https://qcnerve.com/systemic-racism-comes-out-at-night/#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:13:29 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=18714 As a lover of all things nightlife, I’ve relished the opportunity to document my late-night experiences and adventures throughout the Queen City in this column. Lately, however, I’ve struggled to …

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Wheels for Equality Evolves From a Bike Squad That Wanted to Help https://qcnerve.com/wheels-for-equality-evolves-from-a-bike-squad-that-wanted-to-help/ https://qcnerve.com/wheels-for-equality-evolves-from-a-bike-squad-that-wanted-to-help/#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:04:31 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=18700 It was only a mile or so into my two-mile ride from NoDa to First Ward Park to meet with the founder of Wheels for Equality that I began to …

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Savage Love: Kinks and Gays https://qcnerve.com/savage-love-kinks-and-gays/ https://qcnerve.com/savage-love-kinks-and-gays/#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2020 11:04:50 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=18688 I have a question. I’m a gay man in a relationship and we’re both really happy since we met a year ago. We’re “open” in the sense that he wants …

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Reuben Vincent EP Shows Growth in the Charlotte Rapper’s Repertoire https://qcnerve.com/reuben-vincent-ep-shows-growth-in-the-charlotte-rappers-repertoire/ https://qcnerve.com/reuben-vincent-ep-shows-growth-in-the-charlotte-rappers-repertoire/#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:12:22 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=18672 Reuben Vincent just wanted to do that one last show before live gigs were shut down for the foreseeable future. The Charlotte rapper had joined up with Jamla Records labelmate …

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Letter to the Editor: The Confederate Flag Is Not a Symbol of the South https://qcnerve.com/letter-to-the-editor-the-confederate-flag-is-not-a-symbol-of-the-south/ https://qcnerve.com/letter-to-the-editor-the-confederate-flag-is-not-a-symbol-of-the-south/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2020 11:04:14 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=18609 As a French-Canadian immigrant to North Carolina in my youth, seeing the Confederate flag sitting atop poles and donned on t-shirts and bumper stickers was a normal, albeit strange sight. …

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Gama Goat Building, Food Stalls Set to Open in Camp North End https://qcnerve.com/gama-goat-building-food-stalls-set-to-open-in-camp-north-end/ https://qcnerve.com/gama-goat-building-food-stalls-set-to-open-in-camp-north-end/#respond Thu, 25 Jun 2020 16:07:06 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=18582 City leaders and developers gathered at Camp North End on Wednesday morning to announce the Friday opening of the newly renovated Gama Goat Building on the east side of the …

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Local Labor Leaders Call on Public to Support HEROES Act https://qcnerve.com/labor-leaders-call-on-public-to-support-heroes-act/ https://qcnerve.com/labor-leaders-call-on-public-to-support-heroes-act/#respond Thu, 25 Jun 2020 11:04:56 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=18573 Black frontline workers and labor leaders are calling on Senator Thom Tillis to support the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or HEROES Act, and urging people to join …

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Savage Love: Who’s Blowing Up Your Phone? https://qcnerve.com/savage-love-whos-blowing-up-your-phone/ https://qcnerve.com/savage-love-whos-blowing-up-your-phone/#respond Wed, 24 Jun 2020 17:34:57 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=18567 I’m committed to my male partner and he’s committed to me. (I’m a woman.) But we both understand we need to flirt and that we will both want to sleep …

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