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Voices from the Neighborhood: An Education in Gentrification

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By Angela Lindsay Native Charlottean Darryl R. Gaston has lived in the Druid Hills community for 52 of his 56 years. Like many other residents in his neighborhood, many of whom he says have lived there for 30 to 60 years, he is very concerned when he sees other historic and mostly minority neighborhoods being taken over by gentrification—concerned because he is now seeing it happen right outside his own front door.…

Continuing Education Takes Students Down New Path

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By Tonya Jameson Kids, work, life and foolish mistakes are just a few of the things that prevent people from attaining undergraduate degrees, or even master’s degrees. However, a steady stream of adults, such as Shawn Meachem and Kimberly Powers, are part of the consistent stream of adult learners who are taking online classes and evening courses to get the educations they need to compete in today’s job market.…

Pride’s 2017 ‘Support Local’ Holiday Gift Guide

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By Jimese S. Orange Charlotte is rich with minority-owned businesses doing big things that make gift giving easy for the holidays. Make a great impression by shopping local and supporting the community with these local goods for your loved ones.  Manifest: 30 Days of Intentional Mantras by Kelley Carboni-Woods Manifest: 30 Days of Intentional Mantras This little book of uplifting, life-affirming mantras, accompanied by simple ideas of how to apply them to your daily life, is a gift with transformative power.…

The Explosion of Uptown and South End

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By Tonya Jameson Once again, cranes dot the skylines of uptown and South End. Progress is in the air. You can see it as old stores and offices in the center city become piles of concrete and rubble, only to be resurrected as shiny stores, condos and office buildings.…