Month: March 2023

New Black-owned restaurant in west Charlotte

Not everyone knows the “why” in the work they do. Najla Haywood’s why is simple and she has never questioned it.  It’s her family’s legacy. Haywood left her career in Washington, D.C., to help lead one of Charlotte’s largest Black-owned businesses, FDY Inc., a food service management company that’s been in operation for more than

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Different paths, same passion for the law

Today, the Sarah Stevenson Forum hosted four Charlotte women with more than 30 years of experience in the profession of law.  Each woman shared some of her most memorable cases, significant moments and lessons learned in their profession.  While each woman found different paths into law and practiced in various aspects of the field, they

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Free therapy at east Charlotte clinic

Since opening in January, Mental Health America of Central Carolina’s free mental health clinic in east Charlotte has treated 53 people. The center opened in January 2023 and has goals to provide therapy services to minority communities and people without health insurance.  Interested people can self-refer, be referred by other organizations and even walk in

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