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Now is the best time to plan which college(s) you’d like to apply to so you can become familiar with their deadlines and requirements. During the week of November 13-17, volunteers at hundreds of NC high schools will help students submit online applications for admission. During this week, all North Carolina colleges and universities accept the College Board or […]

Community Voices host Ron Holland talks to the Executive Director and Operations of Right Moves For Youth on the purpose of the program and their success rates. Watch the full interview below: https://youtu.be/e3rw0h4Bzjk Listen to Ron Holland every weekend on Praise 100.9 and Old School 105.3 starting at 5am!

Empowering young women is Carrie B. Cook’s mission. This Saturday, September 16th, she along with over 300 girls will be spending the day empowering one another with countless workshops, dynamic speakers and so much more. J.Belle got a chance to speak with her and one of her mentees, Camryn Love about the empowerment vs. EmpowHERment […]

There’s a bevy of statistics that underscore the myriad of problems faced by young black men. Whether in education, underemployment, the criminal justice system; or the school to prison pipeline, countless articles, studies and journals highlight the issues that beleaguer the black community, especially our young men. But how often do we highlight the exceptional […]

BE MAD ENOUGH TO VOTE! The City of Charlotte is holding elections for mayor and city council in 2017. Early voting for the September 12 primary begins TODAY!  Mayor Jennifer Roberts, who was elected mayor in November 2015, is running for re-election. Roberts will be challenged in the Democratic primary by Councilwoman Vi Lyles, State […]

Most people don’t like to discuss their own death.  And when it comes to the financial burden that accompanies that inevitable moment, there’s a reluctance to bring money into the conversation – except when there’s a rush to raise funds for funeral service and burial. Equally tragic is when families are forced to resort to […]

The cast of “Tell Heaven I’m Coming” stopped by the Praise Charlotte Social Studios to talk about their upcoming play happening August 19th at Stuart Cramer High School in Belmont, NC. Check out the full interview below: For all details on how to buy tickets: Tell Heaven I’m Coming  

A host of organizations are collaborating to provide free backpacks and other supplies for the upcoming school year.  But the August 19th event is more than pencils, bags and free food, it’s also about hope. Team Trublue, led by Charles Robinson is determined to provide today’s youth an opportunity to pursue dreams and achieve goals. […]

The Charlotte Housing Authority has a bevy of programs to assist the city’s residents with affordable housing. From both finding and investing in communities where quality of life meets a high standard to providing funds to first time home buyers, the CHA is providing a great service in the Queen City. One of the most […]

On June 30, Gov. Roy Cooper officially signed into law the state’s “brunch bill,” allowing restaurants to sell alcohol before noon on Sunday. Senate Bill 155, dubbed “the brunch bill” since Sunday mimosa sales are impacted, permits restaurants to serve alcohol starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays, two hours earlier than previously permitted, and allows distilleries to obtain […]