Hundreds of people in Charlotte and surrounding communities are in desperate need of having mental health challenges addressed. While treatment costs skyrocket and bed shortages continue to plague facilities and emergency rooms, eradicating stigma is one of the biggest challenges mental health advocates contend with. ‘COMMUNITY VOICES’ host, Ron Holland delves into this issue with […]

The foundation of effective communication is the art of listening. While yelling and talking over someone during a discussion has become a mainstay in society, the result is often hostility, tension, and unresolved issues. Dr. Joel Tudman addresses these issues in his new book, Listen Learn Love Speak: A Guide to Communicating Openly.  ‘COMMUNITY VOICES’ […]

Larry Swayne’s Wingzza Mambo Sauce continues to delight customers craving for something savory and tangy to pair with steak, chicken wings, hamburger and a host of other favorites of the grilling season. Featured on shows – including the Food Network’s ”Food Court Wars’ and the Cooking Channel’s ‘Pizza Outside the Box,’ Swayne’s culinary journey has […]

  If you’ve ever wanted to help someone in need, a homeless person or family; a person recently released from prison, or a family enduring financial challenges, but your resources or personal finances are limited, the Shining Light Transitional Home for Young Adults is providing a way for you to extend your heart. ‘COMMUNITY VOICES’ […]

For the Pi Phi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., celebrating the gifts and talents of our young people is crucial to their mission of service in the community. For 77 years, their annual talent hunt has featured some extraordinarily talented youth in the areas of music and Broadway. ‘COMMUNITY VOICES host, Ron […]

  The statistics are disheartening. Upward of 15% of Mecklenburg County households are considered food insecure, which means, “They lack reliable access to nutritional food.” Nearly 480,000 children in North Carolina suffer from real hunger and go to bed without food. ‘COMMUNITY VOICES’ host, Ron Holland delved into this issue with Truman Lewis, Executive Director […]

  The Queen City is home to a growing community of authors and poets whose spoken word artistry is helping Charlotte to emerge as a destination for people with something profound to say. ‘COMMUNITY VOICES‘ host, Ron Holland talked with Best Selling Author, Brian Peay, founder/owner of Another Level Solutions, LLC about the upcoming Black […]

The practice of yoga comes in a variety of forms and disciplines, from the Bikram and Ashtaga to the Kundalini. The health benefits of this ancient practice are enormous.  If you’re having trouble with anxiety, arthritis, stress; and stiff joints, perhaps Yoga is for you. Coupled with healthy eating choices, yoga may also play a […]

The Chaney family truly exemplifies the word, miracle.  Their triumph over a host of tragic circumstances demonstrates faith and perseverance. The painful experiences they’ve endured are featured in a compelling documentary, ‘Unbreakable Chane,’ directed and produced by filmmaker, Peachanda Dubose.  ‘COMMUNITY VOICES host, Ron Holland talked with the Chaney family about their story – which […]

Community Voices host, Ron Holland, pays tribute to his mother, Elsie Holland

The scourge of domestic violence continues to impact millions of families across the country.  Women are especially impacted, as well as children.  What might be a surprise to many people, men are also victims of domestic abuse.  The statistics bear witness to an ever-increasing bane on relationships – physical and verbal abuse leading to tremendous […]

  According to the Centers for Disease Control, “suicide rates for Black youth (ages 10-24) rose significantly from 2018 to 2021.” Additionally, black youth are grappling with anxiety and depression at rates higher than their peers in other ethnic and racial groups. Organizers of the 2023 Black Youth Wellness Summit in Charlotte are working to […]