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34443
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Charles Robinson, a native of west Charlotte, is helping the community by opening shelters for the homeless and mentoring through Team TruBlue, an organization that works with children in schools. Robinson has cultivated a grassroots network to respond to community crises, violence and crimes.
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34430
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Last year, about four-hundred refugees came to Charlotte, and approximately 17,000 have come here since the mid-1990s. Refugee Support Services, a non-profit organization, helps refugees build self-sufficiency skills and address medical, financial, employment, housing, children, legal and social services.
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This article explores three novels written by Angela Davis-Gardner: Felice, Butterfly’s Child, and Forms of Shelter. All three novels are coming-of-age stories, explore similar themes of vulnerability, catastrophe, and self-reflection.
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North Carolina Literary Review (NoCar PS 266 N8 N66x), Vol. 27 Issue , 2018, p108-124, il, por, f Periodical Website
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34842
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Outside Charlotte, a Venezuelan family introduces their Christmas traditions to the community. Latin American Christmas celebrations last weeks from December into January and are highlighted by different foods made from scratch by families working together.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 86 Issue 7, December 2018, p164-168, il, por Periodical Website
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36313
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Unemployment related factors discussed were housing insecurity and transportation struggles. Such factors, coupled with low wage jobs, can create a cycle of poverty hard to escape and easy to perpetuate. Such factors also ranked Charlotte on the bottom of a Harvard University-sponsored economic mobility study. On the upside to this downward spiral were individuals such as Traletta Banks, an instructor showing others how to break the cycle with options such as creating career pathways. Also part of the effort was Economic Mobility Initiative, a nonprofit helping individuals on the road to self-sufficiency overcome roadblocks such as benefits cliff.
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28595
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President Donald Trump’s travel ban has had an effect on the refugee community in Charlotte. A family of six from Homs in Syria fled the country but was stranded at the airport after the first travel ban went into effect. The Osama and his family eventually made it to Charlotte and they describe the anxiety and problems that came with the travel ban. Despite the problems, Osama is positive about the future and the opportunities he and his family will find in America.
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36171
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An interview with Jim Nantz yielded responses about his family and career. Perhaps the most insightful response, though, made a distinction between birthplace and hometown. For this well-known figure at CBS Sports, Charlotte will always be both.
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36236
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North Carolina’s population reached 10 million by 2017. Factors noted were states of origin, numbers of people moving and out, counties that have decreased and increased in population, and abroad ethnic groups most contributing to the population explosion.
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36248
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Employment benefits offered by the profiled thirty four companies, ranged from small to large, included mentorships, child and pet friendly policies, free dental care, flexible work scheduling, tuition reimbursement up to $5,000, paid volunteer days, and all-expense paid trips for top performers. Profiled companies included Hill, Chesson, and Woody; N2 Publishing; Practicon; CCS Construction Staffing; Insperity; Williams Mullen; Alston and Bird LLP; and CPI Security.
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36251
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Part of winning the ongoing battle with cancer included factors that many patients not of limited means may take for granted: transportation and cost of insurance and treatments. Attesting to the necessity of affordable health care included descriptions of cutting-edge procedures and benefits of the modern multi-faceted, collaborative approach to treatments.
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36257
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A Charlotte-based program assisting the city’s homeless provided its recipients a second chance for a better quality life. Assisting Urban Ministry Center with its mission to help end homelessness were services such as temporary housing during the winter at local churches. Information about the program included the individuals for whom the facility is named, John and Pat Moore. This information also cited the inspiration for Urban Ministry Center’s founding, Denver Moore, a formerly homeless individual who wrote a book about his experience.
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41156
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Raised within an artistic family, Kolbe grew up exploring different artistic techniques and mediums. His dedication to artwork paid off in the forms of several jobs with Disney and has galleries in Florida and North Carolina.
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31447
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One author recounts life with the family dog shortly before the dog passes. Fred, a yellow lab mix, found the Tomlinson home when he was about 2 months old and stayed with them for the next 14 years.
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31472
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Author Martin Rickman discusses how Improvisation classes at a local Charlotte comedy theater helped him get through the tough time after losing his job and relationship.
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31478
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Some of our favorite foods come from old techniques to make cheaper meats better.
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