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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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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.…
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$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.…
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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.…
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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.…
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African American History: The Rosenwald Schools

By Hope Yancey In the early part of the 20th century, a new educational movement in the southern United States sought to improve educational opportunities for African-American children during segregation. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Rosenwald schools were the result of a collaboration between African-American educator and author Booker T.…