Janine Coleman had just finished a teleconference for work when her phone lit up again. It was Justin Coleman, her oldest child and only son, a senior at North Carolina, with some news at the start of his second-to-last semester.
Clergy and NAACP members from across North Carolina met behind closed doors Friday with Roy Cooper, North Carolina’s attorney general, to discuss his decision not to retry Randall “Wes” Kerrick, the Charlotte police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man.
Blake Dodge: I have the utmost empathy for my male peers. But for every “pretty and smart” comment I get (and for the ones that aren’t even that flattering), for every patronizing inflection and for every inadvertent power grab at my expense, you perpetuate sexism in environments where it absolutely cannot belong