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The Rundown: Things to do Thursday, November 2 – Tuesday, November 7

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By Shawn D. Allison, II  What’s good everyone? We have a JAM-PACKED weekend in the Queen City! There’s over 40 things to get into and there’s something for everyone to enjoy! I’m already having an issue of deciding what I will do, but if you want to really know what’s bumpin;’, jumpin’ and pumpin’ out here in these streets, check out my “Hot List” below!…

You are the choices you make

By Elizabeth Colen Elizabeth Colen A friend of mine shared a statement with me that she heard at a funeral. It was so profound to me that I would like to share it with you. “When you are born, you look like your Mom and Dad, but when you die you look like the choices you’ve made.” Take a minute and let that sink in.…

PTSD: What Happens When Violence Goes Viral

By Angela Lindsay The videos are graphic and chilling. For a stretch, it seemed that almost daily images of African Americans being injured and killed were captured on social media and broadcast across the news. With all of this violence regularly streaming directly into our collective consciousness, many African Americans are feeling increased levels of stress and anxiety.…

Pearls of Hope 

By Eren Simpson Photo courtesy of Marissa Joy Kaplan Photography What started as a weekly women’s bible study among friends has evolved into a nonprofit organization that’s expanding its reach beyond the members’ living rooms. In 2013, Katrina McCain and her friends were all attending different churches when they all felt the need for female fellowship opportunities.…