Sherrell Dorsey
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Sherrell lives in NoDa with her impressive shoe collection. She is a social-impact storyteller who speaks and writes frequently on the intersections of sustainability, technology and digital inclusion.

Passing the crown: Former Miss Vietnam of the Carolinas talks culture, tradition, and confidence

On January 21, Charlotte crowned a new queen in the city. Miss Vietnam of the Carolinas Catherine Thibaut was selected to carry on an over 20-year tradition...

Shaun Andrews tackles mental health with customized, on demand mental health startup

There’s a soft yet bold confidence that describes the personhood of Shaun Andrews. For most of his life, he’s been underestimated. Most college football...

Here’s why I launched the #BLKTECHCLT event and what I learned from our first event

The evening began with the DJ delivering sounds from the balcony of the Google Fiber space. It was the type of energy that could be felt from the lots...

From VP at Bank of America to entrepreneur, here’s how how Patrick Hill views our startup scene

You might find Patrick Hill taking center stage at a Pitch Breakfast event now and then, or catch him sitting inconspicuously in the audience of various demo...

Entrepreneurship with a view: Carrie Cook on the imperative of Charlotte’s female leadership

There’s a saying that leaders don’t create followers, they create other leaders. Understandably, the reciprocal nature of investing in and developing...

The Iron Yard Demo Day shows promises of Charlotte’s next round of tech talent

What do you call a couple of college dropouts, a fine artist, and a marketing manager getting together to build an app? The future of Charlotte’s growing...

Entrepreneurship with a view: Rwenshaun Miller on suicide, social stigmas, and teaching Charlotte to ask for help

I’ve regularly seen a therapist for the past 12 years. In high school and well into adulthood, my constant battle with depression remained unthreatened by a...

Entrepreneurship with a view: Jenifer Daniels on homecomings and identity and why she’s leaving town

You’ll do well in Charlotte if you ever happen upon a chance encounter with Jenifer Daniels. She is unequivocally Charlotte’s infamous superhero....

Entrepreneurship with a view: Laura Vinroot Poole

Mix one part techie, two parts high-fashion connoisseur, and a dash of Southern charm, and you’ve got yourself local fashion phenom Laura Vinroot Poole. The...

Charlotte artists on visibility, community, and the art of belonging

“The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it,” First Lady Michelle Obama said in her 2009 opening...

THE CUT: Where Charlotte’s distinguished young black professionals get groomed

Soul singer and Charlotte native Anthony Hamilton cut hair at Mangum’s off West Boulevard before he gained international acclaim for his hit songs and smooth...

A newcomer’s guide to Charlotte’s most recommended black hair salons

It’s been two years since I left my post-war Harlem apartment for the Carolinas; a transition that required my leaving behind metro cards and 125th Street...