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Reclaiming the Farm, One Crop at a Time

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By Tonya Jameson Bernard Singleton wants to remove the shame from farming, and to help more African Americans reconnect with the land that was once a place of life and death for African Americans, especially in the South. Singleton, 55, is the founder of Nebedaye Farms and the Bennu Gardens Project.…

The Rundown of Things to Do: Thursday, February 6- Sunday, February 9

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By: Shawn D. Allison, II   Greetings everyone! Hope you all have had a great weekend. But the weekend is here and so is The Rundown and it is chock full of cultural flyness! I will be out spreading the love to all this Sunday afternoon on the turntables at my event “Bueller’s Black Love Boogie: Vinyltine’s Day 2020” so please be sure to come through and get some of this musical magic!…

Seniors Stay Healthy with Friends and Fitness

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By Tonya Jameson Inside the community room at Greater Bethel AME Church, music blared as arms reached toward the ceiling and bodies swayed. Laugher rang out as the group’s leader called out the steps. “Push it away,” Mitchell Smith-Bey called out, “hot dogs, push it away, hamburgers, push it Mitchell Smith-Bey away.” “French fries,” a woman panted, as she swept her arm in front of her body as if she was pushing through a crowd of people.…

Development of City’s 2040 Plan Aims to Engage Public

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By Tonya Jameson Longtime residents on the west side of Charlotte don’t need to be reminded that their voices have been ignored as the city has grown. Neither do folks on the east side. These residents have been sharing their frustrations and hopes for revitalized communities, during community workshops to craft the Charlotte 2040 Comprehensive Plan, which will guide the city’s growth in the next two decades.…
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