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Matthews Heritage Museum Project Researches Tank Town

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.…

Changing the Face of NASCAR… One Tire at a Time

By LaShawn L. Hudson When most people think about NASCAR, an image of a 20-something African American woman probably is not what comes to mind. Brehanna Daniels is working to change that. Unstoppable on and off the race track, the 25-year-old Concord resident is the first African American female tire changer for the stock car racing competition.…

The Rundown: Things to Do Thursday, March 7 – Sunday, March 10

By Shawn D. Allison, II Greetings to you all and Happy International Women’s Day! On behalf of PRIDE Magazine, I celebrate each and every woman out there doing their thing and making humanity better and more beautiful. And if you want to continue the celebration into the weekend, “The Rundown” has got all sorts of things for you to enjoy and radiate your heavenly glow wherever you go!…

Math Tutoring with Heart

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By Eren Simpson   A Charlotte nonprofit is helping to bolster area math scores 30 minutes at a time, with a whole lot of heart and help from volunteer tutors. Heart Math Tutoring was built from a partnership between Social Venture Partners (SVP) Charlotte, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Communities in Schools, after identifying a need for willing volunteers to help struggling students after rigorous testing standards were introduced in 2013.…

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.…