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A Force to Be Reckoned With – Nellie Ashford

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.…

Book Explores the Complexities of Black Men Through the Eyes of Local Leaders

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By Kallan Louis We are currently witnessing rapid and steady growth in Charlotte. As luxury apartments, retail shops and restaurants have residents flooding back to live in uptown and South End, Charlotte’s historically black West End has remained mostly neglected. The often-mentioned Harvard study on economic mobility — which ranked Charlotte last out of 50 major metropolitan areas on economic mobility — reveals how complex the issues truly are.…

Top 20 Cities for Single Moms to Live

In celebration of Women’s History Month, WalletHub conducted a study to find the best and worst cities for single moms and their families to live. With single mother households making up a quarter of all U.S. household, the website looked at 150 of the largest cities across 17 key metrics.…