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The Rundown of Things to Do: Thursday, February 21 – Sunday, February 24

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By Shawn D. Allison, II What’s good family? Not this weather for sure! I know you all are still reeling from the energy of NBA All-Star last weekend, but guess what…there’s more dopeness goin’ down this weekend! There’s lots of Black History Month events for everyone to indulge in including networking and gaming events, cultural socials, documentary screenings and some truly funky music for you to dance to!…

Closing the Gap in Charlotte’s Digital Divide

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By Angela Lindsay Many people rely daily on cell phones, laptops, activity trackers and smart watches. However, not everyone has access to the technology that has become increasingly necessary to keep up with and compete in our rapidly advancing society. According to DigitalCharlotte.org, more than 14 percent of households in Mecklenburg County (almost 56,000 households) have no internet access at all.…

Building Multigenerational Wealth: New York Life’s $50 Billion Promise

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While most cultures use life insurance as a death benefit tool for generating multigenerational wealth, African Americans have generally viewed it as simply a means of covering burial expenses.[1] “It is time to help close the wealth gap by making African-American families aware of the ability to create financial stability, economic opportunity and multigenerational wealth, with life insurance as the foundation,” said Eugene Mitchell, corporate vice president of New York Life Insurance Company’s African- American market.…