Community Voices with Ron Holland

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hundreds of young people in Charlotte and surrounding communities are being provided the kinds of opportunities that will foster self-worth, buttress self-esteem and provide them the tools to reach their full potential. This is the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas.  This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas will celebrate […]

There’s a bevy of fun activities and programs in the Queen City, and Mecklenburg County.  From city nightlife, to parks, recreation and enjoying nature in the Greenway trails, as well as a host of fun activities for children.  ‘COMMUNITY VOICES’ host Ron Holland, opens the microphone for Guest hosts, Christine Edwards and Enovia Bedford to […]

Home security provides an invaluable peace of mind. This is especially true when you’re vacationing, running errands; at work or any of the million things that takes families away from their home.  As families endure inflation, high gas and grocery prices, along with stretched budgets, should committing to home security be a priority.  ‘COMMUNITY VOICES’ […]

Author Shares Story of Child Molestation, Rape and Domestic Abuse

The basics of financial literacy are simple: Budget your money, save, invest and manage debt and pay bills on time. However, millions of Americans, including middle class families and the working poor, devising a budget and managing debt can be quite a challenge. So, how do we individually and collectively navigate the often fraught financial […]

The challenges endured by caseworkers, counselors, social workers; therapists and teachers is enormous. Many of these professionals grapple with burnout, emotional exhaustion and caseload weariness.  This often leads to career changes, resignations, and early retirement. The Re-Charge Seminar sponsored by Arkinspire LLC, in conjunction with Anderson Counseling and Consulting Group PLLS plans to address these […]