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McCrorey Heights: The Neighborhood that Shaped Charlotte

  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.…

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.…