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$58 Million Housing Impact Fund Acquires First Property, Preserving 144 Affordable Apartments for Next 20 Years

$58 Million Housing Impact Fund Acquires First Property, Preserving 144 Affordable Apartments for Next 20 Years   Also partners with city and county to create new subsidy providing rental assistance for the most needy in our community    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 17, 2020) – The Housing Impact Fund, in partnership with Ascent Housing,  today announced its purchase of Lake Mist Apartments, a 144-unit property off Archdale Drive and Old Pineville Road in south Charlotte.…

Perception is Everything: Seeing Possibility in Learning Disabilities

Mindful Parent Some of the most ridiculed students in school used to be those singled out for their learning challenges.  These difficulties were considered different, and “different” was not a desired label for a child. I’m certain many students continue to struggle with learning challenges in silence to avoid being noticed, while others use behavior as a distraction, learn to compensate or highlight their strengths by excelling in other areas.…

African American History: The Rosenwald Schools

By Hope Yancey In the early part of the 20th century, a new educational movement in the southern United States sought to improve educational opportunities for African-American children during segregation. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Rosenwald schools were the result of a collaboration between African-American educator and author Booker T.…

Local Pharmacy Dispenses Meds and TLC

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Nestled in the Independence Square shopping center is a Black-owned pharmacy that doles out more than pills and bandages. Rx Clinic Pharmacy dispenses time. In today’s world of drive-thru medical care, Rx Clinic, owned by Kenyan-born Amina Abubakar is a throwback to an era when doctors and pharmacists knew their patients.…

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.…
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