Tea Time April 25th: Martha Cooper-Hudson, Helping Women Rediscover Themselves

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Ladies, have you ever felt like you needed or wanted to reboot your life? I certainly have; if I let the truth be told, I am constantly in some phase of rediscovery. Martha Cooper-Hudson is on a mission to help others realize their greatness and rediscover themselves. Cooper-Hudson has been called on to equip, inspire, motivate and empower women to live a life of health and wealth while they stand up, …

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Southern Wonder Apr 19th: American Philosophy with Dr. Phillip McReynolds

Dr. Phillip McReynolds

“Who dares think a nation? What is the status of philosophy in a nation founded by philosophers? What are the risks of practicing philosophy in America? Does America have a “native” philosophy?” These are questions that Dr. Phillip McReynolds, professor of philosophy at UNCC, set out to answer with his documentary project American Philosopher. In it, he interviews prominent American philosophers about what it means to practice philosophy in America …

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Southern Wonder Apr 5th: Sex and Religion with Dr. Kent Brintnall

UNCC Professor Kent Brintnall teaching in front of a blackboard

It’s generally understood that conversations of sex and religion are to be avoided in polite society. Everyone in the world comes to both of these topics with a different understanding and personal experience that can make it challenging to find commonality and easy to find points of bitter contention. Dr. Kent Brintnall, professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) and director of …

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Nine to Five Apr 4th: Workplace Friends. Yay or Nah?

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There are typically 250 working days in a year. If you multiply 250 by 8 hours a day, this means most Americans spend around 2000 hours at the workplace per year. With this statistic, it is natural that some of your truest friendship bonds are formed at your Nine to Five. That’s where I met one of my besties, Carol Long. All those break room conversations helped form the woman you see …

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Tea Time Mar 28th: Tommy Nichols – Two Thumbs Up for The Charlotte Black Film Festival

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Movies, we all like them, but there are some among us who love them and Tommy Nichols is a lover of cinema. Nichols is the founder of the Charlotte Black Film Festival (CBFF), which is back in the spotlight beginning March 30th and running through April 2, 2017 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The festival is in its 7th year with this year’s theme being, “United To Create”. The Mission of …

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Southern Wonder Mar 22nd: Philosophy of Pop with Dr. Robin James

What does the music of pop singers like Beyonce, Rihanna, Meghan Trainor, and Lana del Rey have to say about our modern conception of the self? What does it have to say about our relationship to power in society? To explore this, UNCC professor Dr. Robin James looks in part at the sonic structure of the music. It turns out, pop music today has more to say than we thought. …

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