Black Health Spotlight: My grandma’s Alzheimer’s disease shaped me into a warrior for the cause

Every 65 seconds, a person in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease. It's the fourth-leading cause of death among older African Americans.
By Ashley Stevens | April 26, 2019

Next Level Leadership ‘Be Mindful’ event provides mental health outlet for Black boys

A listening session sparked the idea for Next Level Leadership cohort to focus on mental health of young Black males.
By Katrina Louis | April 22, 2019

Black health spotlight: Rwenshaun Miller, his mental health struggles now fuel his advocacy

Failed suicide attempts and diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Rwenshaun Miller says “Let’s Talk About It” to end the stigma around mental health
By Katrina Louis | April 17, 2019

Black Health Spotlight: How fibroids helped discover my ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths because it typically goes undetected in the early stages.
By Dartinia Hull | March 13, 2019

Mecklenburg health program wins national competition with $500,000 prize

Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program aims to reduce the health factors related to heart disease and diabetes.
By Glenn Burkins | February 12, 2019

5 last-minute gift ideas for fitness lovers

Although I love to exercise, retail therapy ranks pretty high on my fave list of things to do. Consequently, I’m […]
By Sondra E.Z. Hines | December 18, 2018

7 tips for staying fit during the holidays

The end of the year is typically when most weight gain occurs. Here are strategies to help you stay on track with your fitness goals during the holidays.
By Sondra E. Z. Hines | November 21, 2018

Charlotte is testing a plan that could eliminate food waste from our landfills

A pilot program to compost the food we throw out is being tested in eight historically black communities in northwest Charlotte.
By Glenn Burkins | August 14, 2018

How Michelle Williams triggered my memories of depression

Recent news about former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams checking into a medical facility for depression triggered a memory about […]
By Brandi Williams | July 25, 2018

Message in the music: How the city of Charlotte is hoping a rap song can teach residents about waste management

The song, "Go Green Go Clean," encourages Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents to think twice about the amount of waste they generate.
By Glenn Burkins | June 27, 2018