2021 May/June

Retail Closures Leave a Gap in the Job Market

By Sonja Whitemon The retail industry has been a dominant source of employment in the U.S. for decades, employing more people than the airline, banking or hotel industries. But retail has been on the decline for years, long before Covid-19 came on the scene.…
SPECIAL SECTION

How Do You Know You Have a Detached Retina?

By Dr. Paula Newsome There are a few ocular emergencies that you could experience and retinal detachment is one of them. The retina is the thin lining of the inside of the eye and is the only place in the body where we can directly look at arteries, veins and nerves without physically cutting.…
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Overcome The Strong Black Woman Syndrome

PRIDE HEALTH

Overcome The Strong Black Woman Syndrome

Pride Magazine – 2021 March/April “Women’s” Issue5 MINUTE READ Be strong. Be perfect. Be better than the rest. Be the breadwinner. Be supermom. Be the one who holds it all together for yourself, your family and your community.…
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PRIDE AWARDS 2021: THE LOW-DOWN

By Dee Dixon This year’s event will be a virtual, out-of-the-box, evening affair during Black History Month on Saturday, February 20. Bridging the Racial Wealth Gap We chose this theme because it matters and arguably, the wealth gap could be the crux of racial inequality, not only in America but around the world.  …
Lifestyle

US Developments LLC Donates $50,000 to Little Rock A.M.E Zion Church

–Will help fund capital improvements and system repairs–   CHARLOTTE, NC (December 17, 2020) – US Developments LLC President, Stephen Rosenburgh, today presented a check for $50,000 to Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church Pastor Dr. Dwayne Walker, that will help fund capital improvements and much needed repairs to systems such as heating and air.…
Lifestyle

$58 Million Housing Impact Fund Acquires First Property, Preserving 144 Affordable Apartments for Next 20 Years

$58 Million Housing Impact Fund Acquires First Property, Preserving 144 Affordable Apartments for Next 20 Years   Also partners with city and county to create new subsidy providing rental assistance for the most needy in our community    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 17, 2020) – The Housing Impact Fund, in partnership with Ascent Housing,  today announced its purchase of Lake Mist Apartments, a 144-unit property off Archdale Drive and Old Pineville Road in south Charlotte.…
Education

Perception is Everything: Seeing Possibility in Learning Disabilities

Mindful Parent Some of the most ridiculed students in school used to be those singled out for their learning challenges.  These difficulties were considered different, and “different” was not a desired label for a child. I’m certain many students continue to struggle with learning challenges in silence to avoid being noticed, while others use behavior as a distraction, learn to compensate or highlight their strengths by excelling in other areas.…
Lifestyle

Hidden in Plain Sight: Hope and Help for the Homeless

By Angela Lindsay Beneath the shiny façade of office buildings and booming residential construction in Charlotte exists a sub-community often overlooked and underrepresented. As of January, there were 3,569 people experiencing homelessness in Mecklenburg, according to county data—and this was before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.…