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A Charlotte chef and food truck owner won Food Network's cooking competition, 'Chopped'.

The 2022 Mid-Term elections are upon us.  It’s no understatement the direction of our country is at stake, and the party that controls the House and Senate largely depends on the American people.  Where’s the enthusiasm? Well, the latest polls suggest that a blue or red wave is a toss up.  But, if early voting […]

According to statistics, there are upward of 300 million physical therapy sessions each year.  Injury, whether from a fall, motor vehicle accident, or sports activity – can be debilitating, painful, and financially inconvenient – especially if you’re required to take off from work to heal.  So when it comes to the health, wellness and physical […]

  There are nearly 2 million new cancer diagnoses each year in the United States.  Every 12 minutes a woman dies from some form of Cancer. Over 27,000 African American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.  Those are some of the statistics. But Ms. Kelly Turner, founder of the 501(c3) non-profit, the […]

America’s incarceration rate belies the notion that equitable treatment in the criminal justice system is what other nations should aspire to emulate or that our educational system, corporate infrastructure as it relates to employment, and our nation’s social constructs should be the envy of the world and beacon of democracy. Here’s a fact that you […]

The numbers are alarming.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), High Blood Pressure is 54% more common in Black adults, 46% in whites, Asians at 39%, while Hispanics at 36%.  Not only are African Americans grappling with Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease and High cholesterol, stress is manifesting mentally and physically in the lives […]

Residents of Charlotte and surrounding communities will have an opportunity to receive free health screenings, learn about opportunities to buy a home, as well as avoid foreclosure; enjoy fun activities – especially for children; and as the November Mid-Term elections approaches, get registered to vote.  ‘COMMUNITY VOICES’ host, Ron Holland talked with Nykole Wyatt Education […]

With nearly 50 million Americans experiencing a mental illness, the urgency to address health disparities and inequity is critical. North Carolina is ranked 44 in how states across the country respond to mental illness. Even more sobering,”communities of color where mental health often comes with a stigma,” families are silently suffering grief and loss – […]

While conversations about mental health and wellness is mainstream, according to some studies, 63% of African Americans still consider mental illness a personal weakness. The stigma of mental illness continues to hamper efforts to fully address depression, bi-polar disorder and other mental health challenges in the black community.  But Mental Health America of Central Carolinas […]

Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement will host a free adoption event for the Clear the Shelters campaign.

The Charlotte Area Fund is doing enormously important work providing an opportunity for people to gain invaluable skills to earn a good living. In addition to efforts to bolster training in the trade’s field, the Charlotte Area Fund also focuses on health and wellness in the community.  The Charlotte Area Fund has recently partnered with […]

An open-air vendor market is coming to NoDa on September 17th.