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PRIDE AWARDS 2021: THE LOW-DOWN

By Dee Dixon This year’s event will be a virtual, out-of-the-box, evening affair during Black History Month on Saturday, February 20. Bridging the Racial Wealth Gap We chose this theme because it matters and arguably, the wealth gap could be the crux of racial inequality, not only in America but around the world.  …

$58 Million Housing Impact Fund Acquires First Property, Preserving 144 Affordable Apartments for Next 20 Years

$58 Million Housing Impact Fund Acquires First Property, Preserving 144 Affordable Apartments for Next 20 Years   Also partners with city and county to create new subsidy providing rental assistance for the most needy in our community    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 17, 2020) – The Housing Impact Fund, in partnership with Ascent Housing,  today announced its purchase of Lake Mist Apartments, a 144-unit property off Archdale Drive and Old Pineville Road in south Charlotte.…

Perception is Everything: Seeing Possibility in Learning Disabilities

Mindful Parent Some of the most ridiculed students in school used to be those singled out for their learning challenges.  These difficulties were considered different, and “different” was not a desired label for a child. I’m certain many students continue to struggle with learning challenges in silence to avoid being noticed, while others use behavior as a distraction, learn to compensate or highlight their strengths by excelling in other areas.…

Hidden in Plain Sight: Hope and Help for the Homeless

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By Angela Lindsay Beneath the shiny façade of office buildings and booming residential construction in Charlotte exists a sub-community often overlooked and underrepresented. As of January, there were 3,569 people experiencing homelessness in Mecklenburg, according to county data—and this was before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.…

African American History: The Rosenwald Schools

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By Hope Yancey In the early part of the 20th century, a new educational movement in the southern United States sought to improve educational opportunities for African-American children during segregation. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Rosenwald schools were the result of a collaboration between African-American educator and author Booker T.…

Local Pharmacy Dispenses Meds and TLC

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Nestled in the Independence Square shopping center is a Black-owned pharmacy that doles out more than pills and bandages. Rx Clinic Pharmacy dispenses time. In today’s world of drive-thru medical care, Rx Clinic, owned by Kenyan-born Amina Abubakar is a throwback to an era when doctors and pharmacists knew their patients.…

Poor No More Gives Supplies and Dignity

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Most people know the complex in NoDa that houses Amelie’s Bakery as a hangout spot, but at the very end of the complex is NoDa @ 28th Creative Studio – a refuge for men and women struggling to survive even during the best of times.…
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