The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for He has anointed me to bring Good News …” ~ Luke 4:18 Come to each Wednesday to get my Sunshine Report, good news from the nation and the Charlotte-metro region. Get the Sunshine Report delivered directly to you by texting Sunshine to 23088 from your […]

They’re Charlotte’s invisible minority. They work, send their children to school and keep to themselves. They’re immigrants, but they rarely make it on the news. They are Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s refugees and asylees, many of whom fled their countries for fear of persecution. They are internationals and among those who make up Charlotte’s diverse population. For more […]

Growing up black in the South, I understood a few things: Watermelon was meant to be eaten with salt; fish was eaten every Friday night; and race was not discussed, especially not in public. Well, at least that was how it went in my house. As a child, I was very interested in history, particularly […]

On July 14, Crossroads Charlotte will launch Know It 2 Work It (KIWI) an education and outreach effort that will equip Charlotte-area residents with tools and knowledge to become more effective grassroots organizers, community advocates and participants in the governmental decision-making process in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. It’s Time To Get Real [My Viewpoint] Know It 2 Work […]

Last week while sitting under the hair dryer at the salon, I listened to two older African American women discuss the state of the black community. They discussed everything from parenting to the current budget issues, with the focus of the entire conversation on how young black women and men are not prepared to be […]

VIA: Rev. Ricky Woods of First Baptist-West spent Sunday morning preaching to a different congregation, a very different one, according to a story. Instead of delivering his usually sermons at First Baptist West, Woods, a black minister, preached at Temple Israel. In the pulpit at First Baptist was Murray Ezring, a rabbi at […]