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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.…

UPS Store Serves Needs of Growing Small Businesses

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  By Kallan Louis In 2007, retired couple Phillip and Lillie Oden moved to Charlotte from Cleveland. Listening to the advice of family and friends, the Odens decided to continue working post-retirement. They had previous experience in small business and customer service.…

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

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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.…

From Police Officer to Holistic Healer: Meet Crystal Cliff

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By Eren Simpson Crystal Cliff is the owner of Phoenix Moon Acupuncture and Apothecary Crystal Cliff in Plaza Midwood and an award-winning female business owner, but her success didn’t happen overnight. Cliff grew up in a family of police officers and teachers, but from the age of six knew she wanted to do something in medicine.…

Tips from the Pros: Creating Workplace Diversity

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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.…

The Rundown: Things to Do Friday, November 16 – Sunday, November 18

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By Shawn D. Allison, II Greetings everyone! It has been a long, cold and rainy week but Shawn Allison shares all the places you’ll wanna be in the Queen City. the clouds have lifted because the weekend is finally here! There’s lots to do out here and before we jump into the family festivities next week, here’s a few goodies to feast upon!…

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.…