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Closing the Gap in Charlotte’s Digital Divide

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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.…

The Rundown: Things to Do September 20 – September 23

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By Shawn D. Allison, II Greetings family! Last week was unfortunate due to the effects of Hurricane Florence, but here we are with sunny skies, warm weather and a NEW season! Fall is here and yours truly, The Black Ferris Bueller has got some dopeness lined up to kick off the Autumn Equinox!…

Can Your Cell Phone Make You Sick?

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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.…

Too Much of a Good Thing… Children, Technology and Wellness  

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By Shavonda Bean There’s no escaping the age of technology, the ease it offers our lives and the access it provides to the world around us. With advancements in technology, we now have new approaches to health care and treatment, new modalities for learning and skill development, and tech has drastically changed the economic capacity of many industries.…