What happened before Charlotte police officer shot woman


Charlotte-Mecklenburg police investigators stand near the motorcycle of an officer who was involved in a shooting on Tyvola Road in Charlotte, NC, on Thursday, September 23, 2021. The shooting happened near the intersection of South Boulevard.

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The woman shot and wounded by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer outside a beauty supply store Thursday “wasn’t acting very normal,” the business owner told The Charlotte Observer.

Police on Friday identified the woman as 23-year-old Raynique Austin. Public records show she has a Spartanburg, S.C., address. She was in stable condition at a local hospital, according to a CMPD news release.

When Austin is released from the hospital, police said she’ll be charged with attempted murder, five counts of hit and run, fleeing to elude arrest and damage to property.

Just after 4 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a call about an armed woman outside a business firing gunshots at the

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Dollhouse Cosmetics CEO Chyna Russell On Helping Woman Of Color Build Six-Figure Beauty Brands

The global beauty industry is almost a half trillion-dollar business.

But for Black beauty consumers, finding the right foundation shade can feel rather taxing for companies that don’t realize that Black people’s skin comes in a variety of hues. It’s evident that the beauty industry still has far to go when it comes to inclusivity and diverse representation in the Black community.

For Chyna Russell, that call to action has become her life’s mission. The Dollhouse Cosmetics founder is committed to empowering women of color to create their own beauty businesses.

BLACK ENTERPRISE caught up with Russell who shares how she turned her passion for inclusion into a successful empire and gives advice on getting ahead of the competition in the beauty industry.

BE: What was the “Aha Moment” that led to the idea for your current company Dollhouse Cosmetics? Can you share that story with us?


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Sally Beauty names its first woman CEO

Denton-based Sally Beauty Holdings has its first female chief executive officer.

Denise Paulonis, 49, a former chief financial officer at Irving-based Michaels, comes to Sally Beauty from Sprouts Farmers Market, where she had been CFO since February 2020.

She will succeed Chris Brickman, 56, on Oct. 1. Brickman has been CEO since 2012 and will remain on a consulting basis through March “to support an orderly transition,” the company said.

Paulonis has been on Sally Beauty’s board since 2018. She was at arts and crafts retailer Michaels from 2014 to 2020 and held several executive positions from 2000 to 2014 at PepsiCo, McKinsey & Co. and Bank of America.

Sally Beauty is a wholesaler of professional hair color and retailer of hair and beauty products through 5,000 stores. Brickman said in a statement that he believes “the best is yet to come for Sally Beauty.” He led the company through

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Dolly Monroe Academy: Tampa woman celebrates Black Business Month

TAMPA, Fla. — As we wrap up National Black Business Month, we wanted to highlight a local business that is celebrating huge success. The Dolly Monroe Beauty Academy is projected to gross a million dollars in revenue this year after opening just two years ago. The young woman behind this business is definitely breaking barriers.

“I think I am a profound example of turning your mess into your message,” owner Dolly Monroe said. 

 And she certainly has a message. When Dolly couldn’t find what she needed, she created it by opening the Dolly Monroe Beauty Academy. 

“I could not find a program or institution that would cater towards specifically esthetics and make up artistry.”  

Success quickly followed.  

“Over a million dollars in revenue this year is what we anticipate to finish out the year at. I’m very excited to say that we have educated over 266 students at this point

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