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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.…

The Rundown: Things to Do Thursday, August 16 – Sunday, August 20

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By Shawn D. Allison, II What’s the word everyone? Happy Thursday to you all. We have zoomed through this week but now it’s time to cool out and relax with some fun in the sun this weekend! As always, your brother, The Black Ferris Bueller keeps you up to date of all the beats in the QC streets, and this weekend is looking really dope as always!…

The Rundown: Things to do Thursday, August 9 – Sunday, August 12

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By Shawn D. Allison, II Peace family. We made it to another weekend and boy is it Shawn Allison shares all the places you’ll wanna be in the Queen City. jam-packed! There’s a lot of festivals happening in our town and once you read what I have scribbled down, you’ll be thinking about heading to the nearest laboratory to clone yourselves to experience them all at once!…

Sexual Harassment, Don’t Be A Victim

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By Bartina L. Edwards One should not have to choose between feeding her children or sleeping with her boss. Thank you, but no thank you. Until recently, there are those who would have scoffed at this statement. While women are not always the victim in all cases of sexual harassment, the statistics show that bear out an overwhelming majority of the victims are women.…

Lessons to Live by for Daughters

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By Lashawnda K. Becoats   Being a mother is a gift. You could not have told me that when I was 18 years old, pregnant in high school and uncertain of what my future would hold. Now it’s hard to believe that my three children (two daughters and a son) are adults.…