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Meet the Mayor: Vi Lyles

By Angela Lindsay She did it. Last November, Vi Lyles became Charlotte’s first African-American female mayor after a hotly contested race—one which ended with a much more definitive defeat of her Republican opponent, Kenny Smith, than many residents and experts predicted.…

Sexual Harassment, Don’t Be A Victim

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By Bartina L. Edwards One should not have to choose between feeding her children or sleeping with her boss. Thank you, but no thank you. Until recently, there are those who would have scoffed at this statement. While women are not always the victim in all cases of sexual harassment, the statistics show that bear out an overwhelming majority of the victims are women.…

Lessons to Live by for Daughters

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By Lashawnda K. Becoats   Being a mother is a gift. You could not have told me that when I was 18 years old, pregnant in high school and uncertain of what my future would hold. Now it’s hard to believe that my three children (two daughters and a son) are adults.…