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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.…

Systemic Inequities Exposed

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Brent Eysler / Makalaka / Shutterstock.com By Dee Dixon In all transparency, the coronavirus and the ruthless murder of George Floyd by the police shook me to the core. Initially, I couldn’t see how these two catastrophes were linked.  I wasn’t so much afraid of the virus itself, but selfishly, more so afraid of how it would upend my lifestyle–no church, no travel or shopping, unless it was to find toilet paper.…

Heartbreak and Lessons

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From the Editor As this issue went to print, we learned that our long-time copy editor, Polly Paddock died unexpectedly. We are deeply saddened by this loss. Of course, you may not have known her but if you’ve read Pride over the years then you’ve seen her work.…

Mindful Parent

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By Shavonda Bean   Parenting with Mental Illness     Most of us have experienced a health situation in which our day-to-day lives come to a screeching halt. Those once manageable tasks become daunting, and you’ve had to lean on your tribe for help.…

A Conversation with Peggy Harris of Atrium Health

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For organizations looking to improve their diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs and policies, change can be both challenging and rewarding. A 2018 research study by McKinsey and Company—a global management consulting firm—shows greater diversity in the workforce results in greater profitability and value creation.…

Eating for Life: Dos and Don’ts for Women Over 50

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Keto? Paleo? Vegan? Gluten-free? It seems there is an ever-expanding array of diets to choose from, depending on your lifestyle and health goals. For women over 50, making proper nutritional decisions can be even more essential than for younger women, as those needs begin to change with age.…

Navigating the New Normal: Resources & Relief for Charlotte’s Small & Micro-Business Community During COVID-19

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View the Navigating the New Normal: Resources & Relief for Charlotte’s Small & Micro-Business Community During COVID-19 ZOOM VIDEO “HERE” (Access Password: V0#?99=8)  *DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE PRESENTATION “HERE”* Below are links from the chat during the Navigating the New Normal: Resources & Relief for Charlotte’s Small & Micro-Business Community During COVID-19 Webinar: List of Essential Business  app.lacccharlotte.com/news/details/quien-si-puede-trabajar-durante-covid19 …

Atrium Health Expands Access to COVID-19 Testing in Underserved and Minority Communities

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Atrium Health Expands Access to COVID-19 Testing in Underserved and Minority Communities New sites will remove any barriers that may exist to easily provide coronavirus screening and testing CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 14, 2020 – Atrium Health is rolling out additional Coronavirus Testing Centers this week, specifically aimed at addressing underserved and minority communities in Charlotte.…

Black Hair and Exercising

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Hi, ladies. I read with interest an online article in Blackdoctor.org with the following title: “Black Women Aren’t Exercising?!” I chuckled when I read the following quote from the article: “I want to become more active, but I just don’t know about all that sweating!…

Pandemic! What to Do?

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By Robin Fonsha We are in the midst of a very tumultuous time. In our lifetime, we’ve not seen or experienced anything like the spread of this Coronavirus. It’s no wonder we are not sure what to do! Well, the first thing to NOT do is panic or overreact.…