Team New Growth congratulates Rashad Phillips on becoming our first award winning journalist for his May 2013 cover story with Dystany Spurlock and his August interview with Dr. Randal Pinkett. Phillips received two Excellence In News Awards from The Charlotte Area Black Journalists Association. Phillips joins the ranks of Charlotte’s most respected award winning journalists:
Tenikka Smith, WSOC-TV: ‘Teen Spends Almost 3 Years in Jail.’ which aired on WSOC-TV in February 2013. Jack Brayboy, WTVI: Carolina Impact: ‘Austin Jacques’, an exceptional JCSU Student/Athlete.
Emiene Wright, Creative Loafing Charlotte: ‘The Militant Dentist’, the legacy of Dr. Reginald Hawkins, a mostly forgotten Charlotte civil rights leader who worked behind the scenes to secure equal access to healthcare and education for black Charlotteans.
Tonya Rivens, WBTV: ‘Universoul Circus Package’, the circus has created a niche for its international circus, which is the most popular circus in our community.
Mary Curtis, Washington Post: ‘Dancing into History’, the story talks about cultural events that shed light on the achievements of African Americans.
Mary Curtis, Washington Post: ‘In the Presence of Justice: Remembering Julius Chambers’, a memorial story on a Charlottean who changed the course of civil rights history.
Mary Curtis, Washington Post: ‘Is Fear of a Black Man Justified?’, on the shooting of an unarmed black man in Charlotte that made national headlines.