Maurice Grier
Native Charlottean, sophomore at Chapel Hill and an advocate for building community capacity.

How a trip to Europe made me love Charlotte a bit more

Italians have the best perspective on life. During my semester abroad the past three and a half months, I have learned that sometimes an “it will get...

Finding my niche at four Charlotte schools in four years

Like numbers, our true selves can never lie. Growing up in Charlotte was always an amazing thing to me. I had the comfort of my father’s family’s constant...

Success in America: A narrative of a black man hungry for a better community

Twenty percent. According to the 2010 Census, that’s the percentage of young men in the U.S. without a father in the home, and the majority of these young...

An introspective view can build understanding 

When I tell people I live in Charlotte, a common response is, “that’s an amazing city.” I always agree. The conversation then progresses to where I went...