Special Section Bank of America — How Diverse Companies Can Build Their Business Pipeline

As our community slowly begins to emerge from the pandemic, we know that small and diverse businesses are experiencing a slower economic recovery. Pride Magazine interviewed Kieth Cockrell, President of Bank of America Charlotte and Vonshe Jenkins, Bank of America’s Supplier Diversity and Responsible Sourcing Executive, to hear their advice on how diverse companies can build their business pipeline.…

CMS Needs More Latino Teachers

By Alicia Benjamin Approximately 60 million Latinos live in the U.S., which represents 18.5% of the population, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics. In Charlotte, Latinos make up 14.3 percent of the population or about 133,000 people. But in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), where the Latino population is 27%, only 2.3% of the teachers are Latino, according to the 2020-21 CMS School Diversity Report. …
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Language Immersion Programs Nurture and Grow Global Citizens

By Alicia Benjamin Knowing a second language in our globalized world economy is increasingly becoming a necessary skill for students in the U.S., as people from diverse cultures are connecting more frequently. If students in this country want to compete with those around the world, language learning will need to become a central part of school curriculum, starting in the early grades, according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).…
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Dr. Tracie Clark of Central Piedmont Chosen for National Presidential Fellowship for Community College Leaders

photo credit: Darnell Vennie/Central Piedmont FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2021Contact: Jeff Lowrance, 704.330.6660, Aspen Institute Contact: Monica Clark, Tracie Clark of Central Piedmont Chosen for National Presidential Fellowship for Community College Leaders 40 aspiring community college presidents will participate in 2021-2022 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship to advance student success CHARLOTTE, N.C.–…

CLOSING THE WEALTH GAP SUMMIT 2021!! Presented By: Truist Bank • Hosted By: Pride Magazine

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The need for Charlotte’s Black Community to focus on WEALTH CREATION is more important now than ever. Research shows that 44% of Black households lack sufficient saving or assets to pay for basic needs beyond 3 months. In addition, 1 in 3 Black households in Charlotte have a zero net worth and over 60% do not have savings through traditional retirement accounts.…