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Eat Right for Healthy Sight

By Paula Newsome The start of a new year signals the grace of do-overs and fresh starts. Now is the perfect time to get the family back on track with proper nutrition for a lifetime of good vision. Our sight is one of the body’s five senses, and being able to see well is critical to taking in information.…

Yoga: Changing Your Life for the Better

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By Kelley Carboni-Woods Yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years and is practiced in every part of the world, but as a teacher, I often hear a range of reasons why people of color have not taken or will never take a yoga class.…

Lessons From My Mother

By Christina Christian My mother use to say “You must do better than I did.” As I reflect on my mother’s use of this expression, it was evident that the pain and struggle of her own experience was one that she did not want her children to know.…

Dad’s Hunting Sparks Medical Career

By Dr. Paula Newsome My dad was an avid hunter, but he would not take me hunting because I was a girl. Our bonding time involved me helping him clean his catch. While we eviscerated squirrels and rabbits, I became fascinated with cleaning the animals and learning the parts of the animals.…

Honey Chile! The Life of a Black Beekeeper

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By Edward Henderson Photos by London Becoats For many people, hearing the sound of buzzing bees in the distance evokes a fear rooted in adolescent encounters – no one wants to get stung. However, beekeeper Richard Gillespie of J&R Farms welcomes the symphony with a passion that’s fueled his second career for the past five years.…

Football vs. Finances

By Rashad Phillips It’s football season. Visit a local barbershop or sports bar and you will find African-American men engaged in serious football related dialogue. These in-depth conversations cover ideal offensive strategy, defensive weaknesses, flawed general management decisions and executing in the red zone.…

Giving the Southeast Asian Community a Voice

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By Eren Simpson Photos courtesy of SEAC   The Southeast Asian Coalition was founded in 2011 by Cat Bao Le, who moved to Charlotte from California and saw firsthand the lack of resources available for members of this community. Bao Le, who is from Vietnam, was sent to Charlotte by an Asian civil rights organization based in Los Angeles to create a three-month project that would provide the Vietnamese community with citizenship services.…