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Nooze Hounds: Kennell Jackson Talks Charlotte Protests and More

Episode 21

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 at the front of the line taking a leadership role. We discussed why he felt he needed to be there and what he witnessed, from his first experience on June 2 and moving forward.


We also discussed the Juneteenth celebrations on Beatties Ford Road and how the killings that came on the third day have led to a break in the Charlotte protests. Also, CMPD Chief Kerr Putney’s retirement and how the embarrassing handling of Cam Newton by the Carolina Panthers was only the latest in a trend of similar Charlotte sports stories. 

Remember you can catch us on Spotify and other places where you find podcasts, and be sure to check out Queen City Podcast Network for a slew of other great Charlotte podcasts that aren’t quite as good as ours but pretty damn close. Find past Nooze Hounds episodes here.

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In the studio with (from left) Kennell Jackson, Ryan Pitkin and Justin LaFrancois. (Photo by Jeremy Davis)

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  1. I love the paper, love the website- your coverage focuses on the people of our community. I was stunned the day the CL ended in the way we all knew it, but haven’t missed anything with you guys following your passion for the real, the honest, the energy that makes Charlotte an awesome city.

    I started listening to the podcast more recently but having caught so much of your protest coverage I realized I these conversations would bring our active community members to the table. I’m so glad to be able to connect – not only to our local arts but also to the movements and communities that have major presence in our city, and the conversations from people pushing all the balls- those snowballs building impact and affecting change.

    Though my life focus is not on the streets, my heart remains there. I’m a white girl, and with my heart and soul, maybe a minority in my genre – and your words give me words to express my alliance, express my horror, express my hope- that we find a way toward racial justice, that we find a way into the consciousness of the unthoughtful and assuming, that we find a way to evolve our world view as humans. Black Lives Matter is a GLOBAL movement. Covid-19 is GLOBAL health crisis. Our local struggles are GLOBAL struggles and we are a world people. And we are one people. Let us find Peace.

    And thank you again for your work. ❤️

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