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Letter from the President and CEO of Atrium Health

For over 30 years, Pride Magazine has been a source of inspiration and information for the greater Charlotte region’s African American community, lifting and supporting Black voices in and around the place we call home. It is an honor for Atrium Health to be able to share our story in this September 2022 issue, shining a light on the ways in which we provide care and work to eliminate health disparities.…
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Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy Names New CEO

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy announced Toussaint Romain as its new Chief Executive Officer. Dedicated to providing legal representation to those who are unable to afford it, and advocating for policies that increase economic opportunity and mobility for the Charlotte community, Romain’s experience, leadership and passion for justice will serve the Advocacy Center well as it enters a new chapter of impact and growth.…
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A Pearl in the Community

The innovative partnership between Atrium Health and Wake Forest School of Medicine in Charlotte By Eugene A. Woods, President and CEO of Atrium Health When Atrium Health began its strategic collaboration in 2019 with Wake Forest Baptist Health (now known as Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist), headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a new vision for the future of health care, medical education, innovation and research in the region was born.…
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Messy Roots Nurtures Men of Color

By Anders J. Hare After teaching seventh grade students in Charlotte and co-founding Profound Gentlemen, an organization that addresses the needs of Black male students by mentoring Black male educators, Mario Jovan Shaw decided to change course a bit. Through his work with Profound Gentleman, Shaw said he now recognizes “what it means to take it to the next level,” he said.…

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas honors local news reporter Joe Bruno with its 2022 Rising Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Young Philanthropist Award

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Nepherterra Best – 414-704-9932; neph@pridecommunications.net (Charlotte, NC) – August 22, 2022 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas (BBBSCC) has selected television news reporter Joe Bruno as its 2022 Rising Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.)…


Exhibit features iconic signs from The Penguin, Eastland Mall, JFG Coffee and more CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 9, 2022 – Meet photographer and exhibit creator Christopher Lawing on Saturday, Aug. 27, during a book talk at The Charlotte Museum of History. Attendees can explore Lawing’s “Charlotte: Signs of Home” exhibit now on display at the museum and get a signed copy of his book, “Charlotte: The Signs of the Times.”…