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Men Moving Mountains

Phenomenal Black men in Charlotte who are uplifting the community. Charlotte has an All-Star Team that are performing Amazing Feats. by John Burton, Abena Atiemo and Lelita Cannon…
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North Carolina Musicians Influence Music Worldwide

By Alicia BenjaminThese legendary Black men from North Carolina have greatly influenced music worldwide. Over the last 100 years, these musicians have elevated the artform of music, not only during their lifetimes, but for generations in the future When J. Cole performed his song, “BeFree,” in 2014 on the Late Show withDavid Letterman, it was clear that Colewas not just singing a song – he wasconveying a serious message.…
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Black Men Have Unique Mental Health Challenges

By Vanessa Clarke and Alicia Benjamin Admitting to needing help for mental health concerns is stigmatized in the U.S., and the problem is even more pronounced in the Black community. For many African Americans, “it can be incredibly challenging to discuss the topic of mental health due to this concern about how they may be perceived by others,” according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.…
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Reclaiming Beatties Ford Road Corridor Through Art and History

By Sasha Manley Johnson C. Smith University’s two-part installation highlights the Beatties Ford Road Corridor’s concerns, history and future. Over 60 years ago, a new I-277 expressway ripped through the Beatties Ford Road area off interstate 85 and exit 37, displacing residents, businesses and churches.…
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Black Hot Spots in Charlotte You Should Know

By Lelita Cannon With a population inching toward a million residents, Charlotte proper boasts more than the title of the largest city in the Tarheel State. The Queen City is the 15th largest in the U.S. Charlotte is currently the third fastest-growing major U.S.…
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Protections for Tenants After the Eviction Moratorium

By Angela Lindsay Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most pressing issues facing many residents has been the struggle to keep a roof over their heads. The federal eviction moratorium provided relief for tenants for the greater part of 2020 and 2021; however, with its expiration in October, per the Supreme Court’s ruling in August, the housing crisis has roared back in full force.…
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Attorney Ticora Davis Takes on Intellectual Property

By Ryan Kouame Attorney Ticora Davis is an author, entrepreneur and purpose activator. She is also the founder of The Creator’s Law Firm –– a Charlotte-based black-owned and women-empowered boutique legal firm that specializes in intellectual property law and consulting services. Davis, who has worked with such companies as VH1, Black Enterprise and Facebook, was recently named an honoree on the Forbes Next 100 List as an entrepreneur that is redefining the American dream.…
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Special Section Bank of America — How Diverse Companies Can Build Their Business Pipeline

As our community slowly begins to emerge from the pandemic, we know that small and diverse businesses are experiencing a slower economic recovery. Pride Magazine interviewed Kieth Cockrell, President of Bank of America Charlotte and Vonshe Jenkins, Bank of America’s Supplier Diversity and Responsible Sourcing Executive, to hear their advice on how diverse companies can build their business pipeline.…