Livingstone's Women's History Month Brunch
Winners of Hat Contest


SALISBURY – Gwendolyn Baines lives by her book title, “Sassy, Secure and Over Sixty.”

Sharing with the audience at the Katherine W. Osborne Women in History Brunch, she said after having both hips replaced, she is simply glad to see yet another day.

“One thing I’ve learned to do is to make myself happy,” she said.

The brunch was held at the Livingstone College School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts at 530 Jake Alexander Blvd. South.

Through humorous and witty remarks, Baines offered advice to women: ‘Stop being jealous of other women; don’t brag about your husband to single women or widows; and don’t refer to your children as your buddies.” More ↠

Voices 4 the People members
On the left: Blanche Penn and Spencer Merriweather


CHARLOTTE, NC - On a cold Saturday morning, with temperature hovering around 19 degrees, Pastor Esdras T. Cruz and members of New Haven Community Church of Charlotte opened their doors to “Voices 4 the People.” The organization was founded by Blanche Penn, Linda Cruz, and Deshauna McLamb in an effort to monitor and hold Mecklenburg’s elected officials accountable.

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, Mecklenburg’s first African American District Attorney, Spencer Merriweather III became their first guest.

The crowd of fifty- plus, excited by his appearance, had many questions for the newly appointed D.A. As a result, Merriweather clearly explained such topics as investigations and prosecution of various crimes. Included were issues of crime prevention, outreach, careers, and education. One concern clearly on the DA’s mind, and the first of many topics was the city’s increase in crime. More ↠

with Lavern Ellerby
Black and White Hat
Don't you just love to see ladies in their fabulous church hats as they sashay into our places of worship on Sunday mornings? I do, and find these fascinating fashionistas head gear nothing short of amazing.

I have fond memories of my early fascination of fashion resurfaces while analytically watching the hat parade. Analytically, because I was always so in awe of vibrant and intricate designs. More ↠
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