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An ‘Artivist’ Takes Art to the People

By Angela M. Haigler Rosalia Torres-Weiner is a creative force of nature. Her determination to express herself creatively was evident early, as she used her art to entertain her siblings in a tumultuous family environment. In her teens, she told her parents she wanted to be an artist.…
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How Pride Public Relations Became a Top Charlotte Agency

By Sonja Whitemon A 20-year-old Johnson C. Smith University student had no idea how a basic college internship would chart the course for her life. “Neph” Nepheterra Best was paired with Dee Dixon, now publisher of Pride Magazine for a role that was supposed to be a writing internship, simply writing articles for the magazine, which was owned by The Charlotte Observer at the time.…
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Black Youth Suicide Rates Are Rising — Here’s How You Can Help

The suicide rate of Black youth is rising faster than any other demographic.[1] Black children under 13 are more likely to die by suicide than white children. What’s happening to our kids?

The Same Problems As 100 Years Ago

Unsurprisingly, researchers have found that racial discrimination (not to mention the social stress of being LGBTQ+) damages children’s mental health.…
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My Pandemic Road Trips

By Dee Dixon Charleston, S.C. Most of you know I love to travel internationally. Of course, the pandemic put a serious dent in my plans. I had two trips booked for 2020, one to England and one to Amsterdam when COVID-19 literally destroyed my dreams.…
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FREE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND HISTORY               CHARLOTTE, N.C., June, 9 2021 – Celebrate Charlotte’s Black history and culture with the free African American Heritage Festival, hosted by The Charlotte Museum of History, June 7-12. This year’s festival is a combination of virtual and in-person events.…