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The Rundown: Things to Do Thursday, December 13- Sunday, December 16

By Shawn D. Allison, II What’s good everyone! “The Hawk” may be out and Jack Frost is giving people the cold shoulder. However, we still keep cool under all the atmospheric pressure, you dig? Check this out, I know it’s rather chilly out there, but your man—The Black Ferris Bueller has found all sorts of goodies this weekend to heat your spirits up and bring warmth to your heart!…

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.…

MINT TO MOVE CULTURAL DANCE NIGHT

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WHEN: SATURDAY, SEP 15, 2018 (celebrating the Mint’s Grand Re-Opening and Latin American Heritage Month) 7:00PM – 11:30PM WHERE: Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon Street COST: ADMISSION: $13 / $9.75 MINT MEMBERS; $1 OFF General Admission before 9 PM Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night began at Mint Museum Uptown in 2012 to reflect the region’s diverse and inclusive commUNITY through music, dancing, visual art, and cultural appreciation.…

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.…

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By: Shawn D. Allison, II   Happy Thursday everyone! The sun is out and it is time to shine all the way through! There’s lots to do this weekend to close the month of June and starting July off with a bang!…

Meet the Mayor: Vi Lyles

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By Angela Lindsay She did it. Last November, Vi Lyles became Charlotte’s first African-American female mayor after a hotly contested race—one which ended with a much more definitive defeat of her Republican opponent, Kenny Smith, than many residents and experts predicted.…