Pam Kelley

Pam Kelley, a former reporter for The Charlotte Observer, is author of Money Rock: A Family’s Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South, out from The New Press on Sept. 25.

Why Charlotte (and Only Charlotte) Wants the 2020 RNC

A willingness to host such a big but unwanted event speaks to the ambition and insecurity that has long characterized North Carolina’s largest city.

Old Anger and a Lost Neighborhood In Charlotte

The demise of Brooklyn—one of the nation’s oldest black neighborhoods before urban renewal—sheds light on the forces that have led to today’s city-wide anger.