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The Rundown of Things to Do: Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7

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By Shawn D. Allison, II   What’s good everyone! We are in the second half of 2019 with a fresh Shawn Allison shares all the places you’ll wanna be in the Queen City. new month at our disposal. What better way to kick off a four-day weekend with this episode of “The Rundown” jam-packed with all sorts of weekend goodies!…

The Rundown of Things to Do: March 28 – March 31

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By Shawn D. Allison, II   Family, we have made it to the end of March and what a ride it has been! There’s lots to do this weekend and we’re going to end it with a serious bang! I’ll be very busy as usual, but if you’d like to keep up with my trail of trouble, check out my “Hot List!”   THURSDAY – Stimulus: Sound Works at The McColl Center THURSDAY – Screening of “Whose Streets?” at The Levine Museum of the New South FRIDAY— MARCHing to the Sound Christian Open Mic Night FRIDAY– Solstice Dance Party at Crown Station SATURDAY– I Still Love The 90’s Brunch & Day Party: West Charlotte Alumni Edition SATURDAY – Arts & Advocacy Experience 2019: Brooklyn to Biddleville SATURDAY – Depression Doesn’t Look Like Me: Christians + Emotional Health SATURDAY – AfroPop Charlotte: The Bantu Experience, Vol.…

Matthews Heritage Museum Project Researches Tank Town

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By Hope Yancey It’s a raw December afternoon, and Barbara Taylor, director of the Matthews Heritage Museum in downtown Matthews, is at work inside doing some sleuthing. Unfurled on her desk are copies of old maps. She wants to know more about a historic African American neighborhood about a half-mile from her North Trade Street office.…

The Salt Pad: Helping Charlotteans Breathe Again

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By LaShawn L. Hudson Percilla Blakeney smoked Salem Ultra Lights for 40 years; now the west Charlotte native is fighting for her life. She is going toe-to-toe with emphysema, brought on by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease.…
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