Our latest story comes from Rand Alkurd.  She is an Arab American journalist who is of Palestinian descent. She and her family emigrated to the United States in 2000, and resided in Charlotte, NC since then. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Mass Media Communications and Journalism degree in 2013. She currently works as an Associate Producer for NBC News Channel Headquarters in Charlotte, which is the NBC News affiliate feed service. She is the founder of TellThemMyStory.com, a multimedia platform that shares stories often untold in mainstream media, which is expected to launch in early 2017.  She explains why she chose her profession and inspires others to do the same.

Braxton Winston is an activist here in Charlotte, NC.  He and many members of the Charlotte community took to the streets the day of the shooting of Keith Scott and the days and weeks after.  Winston livestreamed his experiences and interactions with fellow protesters and police officers, providing a narrative and perspective not seen in mainstream media, which this podcast will discuss.  Braxton is crowdfunding for his documentary “Charlotte Uprising” via Gofundme.  This documentary will follow the chronological account of the streets of Charlotte following the death of Keith Lamont Scott.  For more information and to donate to make this documentary possible, please click here.

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