Happy Tuesday, QCity!
Today, read a list of 19 Black public relations professionals to know in Charlotte, which local dentistry is offering free dental care to veterans this week and more.
Today in History: In 1989, L. Douglas Wilder became the first Black governor in U.S. history when he was elected to lead Virginia. Wilder served as governor of Virginia from 1990-1994.
Today in Charlotte: Election Day
Today’s Hot Job: Mecklenburg County is seeking a 10-month public health/school nurse.
Local Black PR professionals to know
Charlotte is home to a multitude of PR professionals dedicated to helping individuals and local businesses tell better stories, gain recognition and protect their brands.
Today, we spotlight 19 of those proctitioners.
This list by no means represents Charlotte’s only Black P.R. professionals, but in an industry that still struggles with diversity, it features some who are thriving and making a difference in the region.
Local dentistry to offer free dental care
A local, Black-owned dentistry is honoring veterans this year by giving back to the community.
Infinity Smiles, co-owned by Dr. Briana Brazile and Dr. Tatyania Moorehead, will offer free dental services to veterans with valid military identification on Thursday, Nov. 9.
Services offered will include exams, extractions, cleanings and fillings.
Keep reading. [Destiniee Jaram]
Treat yourself to a musical weekend
Next weekend, experience the power of your Charlotte Symphony with the Charlotte Master Chorale at Verdi’s Requiem.
Led by guest conductor Kwamé Ryan, you’ll hear contrasts from sublime lyricism in the opening movement to sheer terror in the work’s infamous “Dies Irae,” November 17 & 18.
Tickets start at $24!
Family-friendly show offers life lessons
Do shadows on the wall frighten you? Or noises down the hall? If not, you may want to go and see “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” at Children’s Theater.
The play, based on a poem of the same name by Maya Angelou, made its debut at Children’s Theater last weekend. The family-friendly show tells four stories of bravery, perseverance and friendship.
It’s a fun viewing that also teaches lessons the whole family can benefit from — all Black culture. Check out our honest review of the show.
THE BIG NUMBER
That’s how many people turned up to vote ahead of Election Day (today) in Mecklenburg County.
Polling locations are open until 7:30 p.m. — if you’re in line by that time, you’ll be permitted to vote.
➡️ Local: A CMS panel brought thoughtful, calm deliberation over tough themes in books challenged by a local parent group. (WFAE)
➡️ Policy: The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could invalidate the federal law barring guns for anyone who is the subject of a domestic violence court order. (NPR)
➡️ Entertainment: The Grammy-nominated group New Edition announced a Las Vegas residency show, “New Edition: Las Vegas,” at the Wynn Encore Theater. It’ll kick off Feb. 28. (The Grio)
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