black-history

Leaving Racism and Confederate History Behind

New Charlotte street names honor African American history. By Anders J. Hare A blanketing of social and political unrest happened in 2020, as Americans reckoned with how to move forward following the murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as the killing of Breonna Taylor.…
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Education

Are You Leaving Money on the Table?

By Eltra Butler Strategic Partnerships Manager Western Governors University The pandemic has caused a shift in all areas of business, and the field of education is no exception. Many colleges and universities had to shift their methods of instruction delivery due to the pandemic, and many of these changes have become permanent.…
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FYI NEWS & NOTES • Rosy Crumpton Named to NSBA Leadership Council

Rosy Crumpton an integrative Health Coach at Sophrosyne Wellness  in Mint Hill, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly   basis. The NSBA Council also provides valuable networking between small-business advocates from across the country while ensuring small businesses a seat at the table as Congress and regulators take up key small-business proposals.…
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Life in the Living Room — the Heart of the Home

By Angela Lindsay The living room is like the heart of the home — a symbol of love. The first room people often see when they enter a house — it’s usually decorated with things the owner loves the most such as paintings, pictures, mementos and other sentimental items.…
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Teen Creates Map Showing the History of Slavery in Charlotte

By Brenda Porter-Rockwell What started as a Girl Scouts service award project for 18-year-old Alexia Alexander, has blossomed into a long-term partnership with two local museums. Enslaved individuals were buried in a separate section of Setters Cemetery in Charlotte on the Poplar Street side where the land was low and swampy.…
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Area Colleges Focus on Keeping Students Healthy

By Cheryl Clemmons Today’s college students face pressing physical and mental health issues, and student health centers locally and nationally are now expanding to offer more inclusive services. According to national student health organizations such as the American College Health Association and the Southern College Health Association, students need access to on-campus services that include mental health counseling, virtual appointments, and pharmacy services to deal with important issues including depression, stress, fear of mass shootings and inflation, all of which are prevalent today.…
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Bank of America column

Charlotte Is Your Home. It’s Ours, Too. By Kathy Cummings, Senior Vice President, Homeownership Solutions & Affordable Housing Programs At Bank of America, our investment in communities extends beyond the locations of our financial centers. We’re committed to strengthening our communities because they’re our communities too.…
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Executive Functioning

Teaching Children to Manage Their Lives and Emotions By Shavonda Bean These challenges can occur for several reasons. One of the most common contributors can be weaknesses in executive functioning skills. This is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of skill sets necessary to manage our lives, emotions and behaviors — much like an executive manages a business.…
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Humane Society of Charlotte

By Sasha Manley Where in Charlotte can you bring your laptop to get some work done, grab some coffee and hang out with adorable, adoptable cats? Answer: the Cat Café in the Humane Society of Charlotte’s new state-of-the-art facility on Parker Drive in Charlotte.…