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

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.…

Why Watching Your Blood Pressure Matters

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High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common condition that can lead to serious complications such as heart attack or stroke if untreated. Many people may not even realize that they have high blood pressure, which is why the American Heart Association refers to the condition as “a silent killer.” The association recommends that people, particularly as they age, have their blood pressure checked by a health care professional.…