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Diverse Artists Elevate Charlotte’s Cultural Scene

By Angela Haigler Curtis King Curtis King burst into the national spotlight when he and his family were featured on ABC’s “Extreme Home Makeover” in 2008. The program blessed the family with a beautiful new home that included an art studio for King and an expanded community daycare center for his wife Alisha.…
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Bitty & Beau’s Serves More Than Just Coffee

They also offer hope to employees By Anders J. Hare Roughly one in four Americans currently live with a disability, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in 2018. Among those with disabilities, nearly 80 percent are unemployed. This staggering statistic was the fuel Ben and Amy Wright needed to open Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, a once-small-town business that employs people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.…
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Charlotte Nonprofit Teaches Children Around the World

By William Carter, Jr. Nonprofits that help people and give back to communities represent the best of our country. They give people a way to work together for the good of all, putting their shared aspirations and ideologies into practice. They shape our biggest dreams, highest ideals and most important causes.…
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Nonprofit Helps Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Thrive

By Sonja Whitemon                                                  The hurdles that face minority business owners are countless: operating costs, raising capital, attracting customers. Throw in a worldwide pandemic and what’s an entrepreneur to do? Where there are challenges, there are also opportunities. The National Institute of Minority Economic Development is helping minority and women-owned businesses to weather traditional business challenges and survive and recover from the economic impact of the pandemic.…
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Begin Their Investment Journey with PEEP

Some of you still may not know that Pride Magazine has a nonprofit arm called PEEP. Founded in 2007, PEEP has relaunched as the Pride Educational Empowerment Program with three foundational pillars: career mentoring, entrepreneurship and wealth creation. The fundamental goal of PEEP is to tackle the wealth gap by eliminating future socio-economic disparities within the African American community.…
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It’s Soccer Season Charlotte! Time to Shout, “Olé, Olé, Olé!”

By John Burton Jr. So Charlotte, are you ready for some football, I mean soccer? Although the word “football” conjures up images of quarterbacks, running backs and offensive lines, people internationally think of “football” as two teams of 11 players running on a field, trying to kick a round ball into the other teams’ goal net — that’s “soccer” to us in America.…


CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 23, 2022 – The Charlotte Museum of History has named Terri L. White as its new president & CEO, effective July 4. White comes to the museum after previous stints in development and operations roles at both the Heinz History Center and the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh and at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum in D.C.…

Charlotte Area Fund Launches “Good Health is Wealth” COVID-19 Awareness Campaign in honor of Community Action Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local nonprofit launches hyper-local campaign to remind residents a strong community is a healthy one (Charlotte, NC) – June 16, 2022 – The Charlotte Area Fund, Mecklenburg County’s Community Action Agency, officially launched its new COVID-19 awareness campaign “Good Health is Wealth” in celebration of Community Action Week.…

First Black Woman Named Board Chair of New York Stock Exchange

Compiled by John Burton Jr. Intercontinental Exchange Inc. named Sharon Bowen the chair of the board of directors of the New York Stock Exchange, the first African American woman to hold the position. According to TRT World, the Wall Street Exchange has 2,400 listed companies and a capitalization of $36 trillion.…