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Seniors Stay Healthy with Friends and Fitness

By Tonya Jameson Inside the community room at Greater Bethel AME Church, music blared as arms reached toward the ceiling and bodies swayed. Laugher rang out as the group’s leader called out the steps. “Push it away,” Mitchell Smith-Bey called out, “hot dogs, push it away, hamburgers, push it Mitchell Smith-Bey away.” “French fries,” a woman panted, as she swept her arm in front of her body as if she was pushing through a crowd of people.…

Development of City’s 2040 Plan Aims to Engage Public

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By Tonya Jameson Longtime residents on the west side of Charlotte don’t need to be reminded that their voices have been ignored as the city has grown. Neither do folks on the east side. These residents have been sharing their frustrations and hopes for revitalized communities, during community workshops to craft the Charlotte 2040 Comprehensive Plan, which will guide the city’s growth in the next two decades.…

Matthews Heritage Museum Project Researches Tank Town

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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

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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, June 20 – Sunday, June 23

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By Shawn D. Allison, II   What’s good family? Summer 2019 is finally here! Take a load off your shoulders and get ready for “The Rundown” because there’s lots of fun in the sun this weekend! I’ll be speaking at the “I Am My Brother’s Keeper Community Cookout” on Saturday so be sure your face is in the place!…

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

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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!…