features

How Southern Lion Is Changing Charlotte’s Shopping Experience

How Southern Lion Is Changing Charlotte’s Shopping Experience By Angela Lindsay When Blacklion home décor marketplace closed last year after 27 years, it left a void not only as a destination location for savvy shoppers hoping to luck upon a distinctive new addition for their home or a unique gift for that friend who has everything, but also for those merchants for whom the venue had become a reliable avenue through which to showcase their wares. …
Food

Shorcut Hoppin’ John Salad

By Dawn Hilton Williams a.k.a. The Vegucator Symbolizing prosperity on New Years, this Shortcut Hoppin’ John Salad is a flavorful and nutritious dish that celebrates the black-eyed pea, which is a staple ingredient brought to the Americas at great risk by our ancestors during the transatlantic slave trade.…
Business

The 2024 ANPA Carolinas Annual Symposium

The 2024 ANPA Carolinas Annual Symposium brought together physicians of all practices – family practitioners, nephrologists, cardiologists, gynecologists, pediatricians, endocrinologists,gastroenterologists, neurologists, dentists and many others for a day of activities and educational sessions. At this year’s event, we were able to raise $89,000 to fund college scholarships and provide care for 630 patients for a year at the HeartBright Cardiac Resource Center in Charlotte.…
Business

SPECTRUM AWARDS $45,000 SPECTRUM DIGITAL EDUCATION GRANT TOURBAN LEAGUE OF CENTRAL CAROLINAS

Funds Support Urban Digital Literacy Lift Program CHARLOTTE, NC – (May 14, 2024) – Spectrum today announced Urban League of Central Carolinas has received a $45,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant for the Urban Digital Literacy Lift program. Funding will support workforce development programs designed to help participants enter and advance in the workplace through Digital Literacy curriculums focused on computer and online training.…
Business

Public-private partners unveil historic access to capital opportunity forCharlotte’s small businesses.A new $40 million fund aims to invest in

A new $40 million fund aims to invest in 2,000+ local businesses over the next four years with afocus on bolstering underserved small businesses in Charlotte, including minority- and womenownedsmall businesses. Catalytic funding comes from Ally Charitable Foundation, AtriumHealth, Bank of America, City of Charlotte and Truist.Charlotte,…
Banks

U.S. Bank Foundation Distributes $450,000 in Opportunity Fund Grants to Nonprofits Serving Charlotte

MINNEAPOLIS (May 13, 2024) – The U.S. Bank Foundation announced today that it has distributed more than $450,000 in Opportunity Fund grants to nonprofit organizations serving the Charlotte area. A five-year, $75 million financial commitment, the U.S. Bank Foundation Opportunity Fund supports organizations working to increase wealth-building opportunities for underserved communities, including low- to moderate-income communities, rural communities and communities of color.…
Education

EARN YOUR MASTERS – Charlotte NC

Bringing Ideas to Life: A Creative and Economic Movement By Kurtavia Burton Charlotte, NC is well known for its sophistication, continuous expansion, and bringing change to the community. Such advancement is happening throughout the city, especially in the architecture, artistic, and economic industries.…