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From Boxer to Businessman

By Phillip Brown Photos by Ryan Honeyman Boxing and business – dual passions that have fueled Calvin Brock’s life. The entrepreneurially-minded pugilist knew from an early age that one day, he would compete for a world’s championship, and he would come to appreciate the lessons learned along the way, especially from UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business.…

Development of City’s 2040 Plan Aims to Engage Public

By Tonya Jameson Longtime residents on the west side of Charlotte don’t need to be reminded that their voices have been ignored as the city has grown. Neither do folks on the east side. These residents have been sharing their frustrations and hopes for revitalized communities, during community workshops to craft the Charlotte 2040 Comprehensive Plan, which will guide the city’s growth in the next two decades.…

The Rundown of Things to Do: March 28 – March 31

By Shawn D. Allison, II   Family, we have made it to the end of March and what a ride it has been! There’s lots to do this weekend and we’re going to end it with a serious bang! I’ll be very busy as usual, but if you’d like to keep up with my trail of trouble, check out my “Hot List!”   THURSDAY – Stimulus: Sound Works at The McColl Center THURSDAY – Screening of “Whose Streets?” at The Levine Museum of the New South FRIDAY— MARCHing to the Sound Christian Open Mic Night FRIDAY– Solstice Dance Party at Crown Station SATURDAY– I Still Love The 90’s Brunch & Day Party: West Charlotte Alumni Edition SATURDAY – Arts & Advocacy Experience 2019: Brooklyn to Biddleville SATURDAY – Depression Doesn’t Look Like Me: Christians + Emotional Health SATURDAY – AfroPop Charlotte: The Bantu Experience, Vol.…

Matthews Heritage Museum Project Researches Tank Town

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By Hope Yancey It’s a raw December afternoon, and Barbara Taylor, director of the Matthews Heritage Museum in downtown Matthews, is at work inside doing some sleuthing. Unfurled on her desk are copies of old maps. She wants to know more about a historic African American neighborhood about a half-mile from her North Trade Street office.…

The Salt Pad: Helping Charlotteans Breathe Again

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By LaShawn L. Hudson Percilla Blakeney smoked Salem Ultra Lights for 40 years; now the west Charlotte native is fighting for her life. She is going toe-to-toe with emphysema, brought on by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease.…

Changing the Face of NASCAR… One Tire at a Time

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By LaShawn L. Hudson When most people think about NASCAR, an image of a 20-something African American woman probably is not what comes to mind. Brehanna Daniels is working to change that. Unstoppable on and off the race track, the 25-year-old Concord resident is the first African American female tire changer for the stock car racing competition.…
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