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Photo courtesy of Sherri Belfield Sherri Belfield Director of University Communications and Marketing, Johnson C. Smith University By Vanessa Clarke Public relations professional Sherri Belfield uses her platform as the Director of University Communications and Marketing at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU), to serve as “a connector.”…
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By Ryan Kouame Sherie Pearsall Deputy Chief of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Photo courtesy of Sherie Pearsall Hometown hero Sherie Pearsall is the deputy chief of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). In her role as deputy chief of Administrative Services, Pearsall’s responsibility is to oversee the CMPD Academy where new officers begin their careers and tenured officers continue their education. Pearsall…
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Krista Terrell President of the Arts & Science Council Photo courtesy of Krista Terrell             Advancing cultural equity is the focus of Krista Terrell’s work as President of the Arts & Science Council (ASC), Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s lead advocate for and connector to the arts and culture community.…
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Thelma Byers-Bailey Vice-chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education Photo courtesy of Thelma Byers-Bailey Vice-chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, Thelma Byers-Bailey is a native Charlottean who was elected to the board of education to represent District 2. Byers-Bailey’s experience includes running her own general practice law firm, working with the legal services of Southern California and serving as a law clerk in the legal department of Anheuser-Busch Company, Inc.…
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Tanya Stewart Blackmon Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Novant Health By John Burton Photo courtesy of Novant Health For more than 25 years at Novant Health, Tanya Stewart Blackmon has served as president of two medical centers and managed hundreds of professionals, developing an excellent understanding of patient and team member needs.…
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Angelique “Angie” Vincent-Hamacher Chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority (CMHA) Board of Commissioners By John Burton Photo courtesy of Atrium Health From modest beginnings in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Angelique “Angie” Vincent-Hamacher has ascended to professional and community heights. A highly regarded attorney with Robinson Bradshaw since 2000, Vincent-Hamacher focuses on employment counseling and alternative dispute resolution. …
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Aretha Blake North Carolina 26th Judicial District Court Judge By John Burton Judge Aretha Blake is a Certified Mecklenburg County Juvenile Court Judge. She was first elected in November 2016 in a highly visible, countywide judicial campaign. Judge Blake serves the citizens of Mecklenburg County in Family and Juvenile Court.…
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LEARN ABOUT ONE OF THE OLDEST CULTURAL TRADITIONS IN CHARLOTTE

Free museum admission, guided tours of Catawba pottery exhibit and a special live-streamed event with the Catawba Nation  CHARLOTTE, N.C., Mar. 8, 2022 – Take a guided exhibit tour with The Charlotte Museum of History on Saturday, March 26, and learn about one of the oldest cultural traditions in the Carolinas, Catawba pottery. …
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Hattitude: The Story Behind Alma Adams’ Signature Style

By Angela Lindsay U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, PhD, is almost as well known for wearing her stylish hats as she is for her work representing the 12th congressional district of North Carolina. With an impressive collection of more than 1,400 hats, she has been collecting headwear of all shapes, fabrics, colors and sizes since she was a young girl.…