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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.…

The Rundown of Things to Do: Thursday, May 30 – Monday, June 3

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By Shawn D. Allison, II   Greetings Brothers and Sisters! We have made it to the end of Shawn Allison shares all the places you’ll wanna be in the Queen City. May and are now roughly halfway through 2019. So far the city has been very active with all sorts of exciting happenings, but Summer is very near and things are about to get hotter.…

The Rundown of Things to Do: Thursday, July 18 – Sunday, July 21

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By: Shawn D. Allison, II Shawn Allison shares all the places you’ll wanna be in the Queen City.   What’s up everyone? Hope your week was progressive and positive, but here we are ready to let loose for the weekend. There’s quite a bit to do on this episode of “The Rundown” with some appetizing vegan shindigs, tribute concerts, Hip Hop spots and much more!…

The Salt Pad: Helping Charlotteans Breathe Again

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By LaShawn L. Hudson Percilla Blakeney smoked Salem Ultra Lights for 40 years; now the west Charlotte native is fighting for her life. She is going toe-to-toe with emphysema, brought on by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease.…

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.…
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