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.

A CMS graduate is using fitness to mentor students in Mecklenburg County.

Davidson will host its Concerts on the Green: Gospelfest this Sunday.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to track Monkey Pox cases in the United States.  To date, there’s nearly 11,000 cases in the nation, with 131 confirmed Monkey Pox infections in North Carolina.  The number of Monkey Pox cases in Mecklenburg County has increased from 53 to 66 cases in the last […]

Nominations are now open for the second annual Heart of Charlotte Awards.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of our nation’s most beloved figures – especially as it relates to the Civil Rights Movement.  While Dr. King is cherished worldwide today, he faced enormous headwinds with regard to his popularity when he was alive. It reflected in the polls of his time, as well as […]