Editorial

Gospel music icons, John P. Kee and Donald Lawrence headline the 2019 North Carolina A&T’s Life of Praise Homecoming Gospel Concert. A year after Gospel music legend Kirk Franklin’s 25 year return to the North Carolina A&T’s homecoming Gospel stage, the anticipation for this year’s concert is high. Read more on what to expect from the 2019 Life of Praise Gospel Concert.

The Royal wedding of Duke and Dutchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was one of the most anticipated and watched event of the decade. While many tune in to watch the couple give their nuptials, the suspense on what the Royal bride wears is shared throughout the world. As Meghan Markle walked down the aisle in front of a national audience, the significance behind her veil carried a heartwarming meaning.
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After almost thirty years of debuting his first film, Spike Lee has released a spunky reboot of the very film that started his career on Netflix, She’s Gotta Have It. The show reveals the trails and errors that main character Nola Darling encounters as a young black woman trying to balance a love life with her artistic career. After joining the bandwagon a viewer I began to develop a love/hate relationship is Nola’s character. Read more to find out why.

In case you missed it, here’s the round-up for the first week of Freedom School. Scholars spent time getting to know their classmates and college interns through the Integrated Reading Curriculum in the classroom (which included activities like reading in groups and acting out narratives in the books to bring the stories to life). They also participated in Harambee! and of course experienced some cool field trips! Some of which included a fun day of exploration at Discovery Place and a performance of “A Busy Bee” performed by Opera Carolina. Full newsletter: https://conta.cc/2N2iC46hashtag #FSPKeepsKidsReading

Week five of Freedom School included Great Day of D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) across Charlotte — sponsored by Compass Group USA, a visit to North Corner Haven Farm and more. Read more above!

Check out highlights from the last week of Freedom School. Thank you to all of the partners, donors, volunteers and summer staff for making Freedom School 2019 one of the best summers for more than 1,200 scholars. It would not happen without you! Read More!