Kim Alexander

Arielle Kilgore | September 20th, 2021
Kim Alexander

Often times there isn’t much that can be done to prevent a miscarriage from happening, but have we ever considered how women and families are to recover from such loss? According to the US nonprofit “March of Dimes”, approximately 10-15% of detected pregnancies end in miscarriage, and about 1 in 100 women experience repeat miscarriages. […]

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Alasha Bennett

Alasha Bennett | September 20th, 2021
Alasha Bennett

At just 25 years old, Alasha started her first business in Portsmouth, Virginia. “In the early 2000’s there were basically no natural hair care salons,” she recalls. Alasha filled that niche by becoming a natural hair care stylist, and quickly became highly sought after for her outstanding services. Her business flourished and, with her new […]

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Chief Brian James

Ellen Richardson | July 19th, 2021
Chief Brian James

The 23rd chief of the Greensboro Police Department Brian James, is a perfect picture of following the Yellow Brick Road of Success. Born in Northeast Greensboro, James was raised in the realm of responsibility by both his mother as well as his hard-working grandparents. Beginning a life of “doing his part to help his family” […]

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ChildHoodLost Entertainment Group

Gamal Williams | July 19th, 2021
ChildHoodLost Entertainment Group

Steve Gardner was one of the lucky ones growing up in South Philadelphia. At age six, his mother fell ill, yet Steve wasn’t swept up into the foster care system, another Black child endlessly waiting for a rescue that rarely comes. Family members, including the mother of his half-brother, Kaliek Hayes, stepped in and raised […]

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Eric Watson

Gamal Williams | July 19th, 2021
Eric Watson

A young man is hanging out in his neighborhood with some friends. The group are approached by two officers, and what started as a calm conversation, quickly turned hostile. One of the officers told the group to leave the area and go home. The teenager informed the police that he and his friends were in […]

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SCLC-NC – Change Is Happening

by Terry Watson | July 19th, 2021
SCLC-NC – Change Is Happening

From the conception of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, North Carolina has lead by example of what it means to be a freedom fighter. Dr. Golden Frinks served as the first president of the state organization. He was instrumental in integrating several Jim Crowe organizations and commercial sites. Dr. Frink’s was the national Field Secretary […]

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CDB Foundation

Gamal Williams | March 22nd, 2021
CDB Foundation

How does one turn tragedy into legacy? When the Butler family experienced the tragic murder of her father, the question wasn’t first and foremost in Khadijah Butler’s mind. Craig Butler’s life was an inspiration to Khadijah. Her face lights up when speaking about him. “My father was a family man; he was the life of […]

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Mark Cooper

Gamal Williams | March 22nd, 2021
Mark Cooper

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to fish and you’ll feed him for a lifetime.” – Lao Tzu It’s a rainy day in the Pheobus section of Hampton, Virginia. A black SUV pulls into the empty parking lot of Mercury Entertainment Center, an old bingo hall converted […]

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Ramone Hemphill

Gamal Williams | March 22nd, 2021
Ramone Hemphill

  Flight (noun) – the action or process of flying through the air. For Ramone Hemphill, flying is a dream come true. A 9-year licensed pilot and Charlotte, North Carolina native, Ramone now resides in Melbourne, Florida working as a Systems Engineer in Avionics. “The first interest I had in aviation was in high school. […]

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Terence Doctor

David Hemdricks | March 22nd, 2021
Terence Doctor

They say that “It takes a village to raise a child.” Terence Doctor provides Hopewell, VA with a much-needed leader in the African American community to lead its village. Terence was born in Queens, New York and spent the first four – five years of his life there before relocating to Richmond, Virginia, where he […]

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