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The Rundown: Things to Do Thursday, March 7 – Sunday, March 10

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By Shawn D. Allison, II Greetings to you all and Happy International Women’s Day! On behalf of PRIDE Magazine, I celebrate each and every woman out there doing their thing and making humanity better and more beautiful. And if you want to continue the celebration into the weekend, “The Rundown” has got all sorts of things for you to enjoy and radiate your heavenly glow wherever you go!…

McCrorey Heights: The Neighborhood that Shaped Charlotte

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  By Tonya Jameson Tom Hanchett is supposed to be retired, but the longtime Charlotte historian keeps finding stories to tell. At the moment, he’s set his attention on the historic McCrorey Heights neighborhood in west Charlotte. The interstates and urban renewal decimated most of Charlotte thriving Black communities, in the name of progress and at the expense of Black livelihood.…

A Force to Be Reckoned With – Nellie Ashford

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By Eddie Bell The joyous expression that flashed across Nellie Ashford’s serene brown face as she recounted the tale of her first art exhibit at the Actor’s Theater in Louisville brightened her rented Little Rock Road studio. She’d left the theater with a sealed envelope and no mention of her achievement, which she learned of only after the 12-hour drive back to Charlotte.…

A Life of Service and Gratitude

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By Steffi Travis When you first meet Unetta Moore, there is instant camaraderie. She possesses an infectious smile and humble, inviting demeanor. Her hearty laugh shows her keen sense of humor and ability to dissolve tension. She describes herself as a perceptive “people-person” who is happiest when helping others to thrive and reach their potential.…

Discovery Place Education Studio Provides New Approach to Education

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By Kallan Louis School may have been out for the summer, but class was in session for dozens of educators in June and July, when they participated in the Summer Leadership Institute at Discovery Place Education Studio uptown. There were five four-hour open registration courses, providing hands-on experience on topics including “3D Printing and Design” and “Robotics and Coding.” “The whole focus of Summer Leadership Institute is how do we take any random teacher from any random school, and give them the opportunity to get the full depth of experience that we would normally provide to a full school or district over the course of a year, in four days,” said Doug Thompson, senior manager at the Education Studio.…