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The Royal Family’s First Queen of Color “Queen Charlotte”

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By Tonya Jameson In May, millions of people around the world were swept up in the fairy-tale wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Their magical romance reminded us of the beauty of young love. Their nuptials held an even more special meaning for African Americans, as we watched the biracial Markle marry into the royal family.…

The Rundown: Things to do Thursday, July 12 – Sunday, July 15

By Shawn D. Allison, II Greetings Family! The weekend has arrived and I hope everyone is Shawn Allison shares all the places you’ll wanna be in the Queen City. feeling alright out there. There’s quite a bit of festivals with some truly unique works of art taking center stage and screen and if you open your minds, you’ll be sure to truly experience and appreciate some wondrous creativity from your community.…

Tips from the Pros: Creating Workplace Diversity

By Kallan Louis Diversity in the workplace is more than just a matter of the morally right thing to do. It is an invaluable resource for business owners that can create a pipeline to top talent and ideas. A study from the Harvard Business Review discovered that some of the most heavily relied upon methods to cultivate workplace diversity, including mandatory diversity training, are some of the least effective ways to transform companies into more inclusive environments.…

Closing the Gap in Charlotte’s Digital Divide

By Angela Lindsay Many people rely daily on cell phones, laptops, activity trackers and smart watches. However, not everyone has access to the technology that has become increasingly necessary to keep up with and compete in our rapidly advancing society. According to DigitalCharlotte.org, more than 14 percent of households in Mecklenburg County (almost 56,000 households) have no internet access at all.…

Can Your Cell Phone Make You Sick?

By Kallan Louis Like many people, I wake up every morning to the melodic sounds of my smartphone alarm going off. The tune is called “Morning Scent” — how appropriate. After blindly hitting the snooze option for a couple of rounds, I grab the device from my nightstand, crack open my eyelids just enough to focus my vision and lower the brightness level so I can my view my calendar and messages.…
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