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Black Tech CLT: Sherrell Dorsey is making waves with her tech-focused events

Sherrell joins Queen V and Light Skin Joe of the Phone Wallet Keys Podcast to talk about blacks in technology.

1 debit card, several drinks during CIAA, and 2 really big tips

A Charlotte man who got separated from his debit card at a uptown bar during CIAA Week got a rude surprise days later when he went to retrieve it.

8 events to expand your mind, grow your business or find that next job

Here’s a list of events we think you should know about as you begin your busy week.

NAACP chief questions DOJ’s commitment to civil rights (video)

The head of the NAACP says he met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over concerns that recent policy changes signal a threatening decline in the Justice Department’s commitment to civil rights.

Two killed in separate wrecks in Charlotte

On Friday, a man died on his 78th birthday after he suffered a medical incident and crashed the car he was driving in northwest Charlotte.

JCSU President Ronald Carter cautiously optimistic after White House visit

Carter was pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome he and other HBCU leaders got at the White House, but serious action is now required, he said.

Charge dropped against Charlotte protester Braxton Winston

Winston, a 34-year-old Davidson graduate, husband and father of three, became a nationally known presence during the sometimes violent reaction to the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott in 2016.

On Capitol Hill, mixed reaction to Trump speech (video)

Reaction to President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress fell along party lines in the halls of the Capitol.

Health director meets with black pastors to discuss botched notifications

Health Director Marcus Plescia said he requested the meeting to discuss the recent revelation that 185 low-income women where not given timely notice after their pap smear results showed abnormalities.

Shots fired in uptown Charlotte as CIAA events drew to a close

Police recovered dozens of shell casings in the 600 block of N. Caldwell Street, where no injuries were reported in the shooting.

Sen. Tim Scott’s town hall starts rowdy, ends peacefully

Seeking to avoid outbursts from angry voters, the North Charleston Republican banned placards and required attendees to submit questions in advance.

Johnson C. Smith women beat Virginia State to win first CIAA title since 2009

The JCSU bench came up big, outscoring Virginia State’s reserves 47-14.

1 dead, 2 injured in late Friday shooting

The dead man was identified as 22-year-old Bryan Ja’Quan Thompson.

NAACP calls for boycott of North Carolina over voting, bathroom laws

Among other demands, NAACP leaders said state lawmakers need to create fair election districts that do not dilute the black vote.

Dylann Roof stopped at second church after 2015 massacre, prosecutors say

In newly released documents, federal prosecutors say the avowed white supremacist drove 20 miles to a second African American church after killing nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.


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‘Get Out’ is a modern-day classic that peels back the covers of America’s racial amnesia

In one brilliant film, writer Jordan Peele reveals some of the ugly truths about race relations in America, including the...


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Collaboration is key to success for black women entrepreneurs

As black women in business, we must view one another as potential collaborators, not as competitors.



Republicans unveil plan to dismantle Obamacare; critics pounce

The GOP plan calls for ending health insurance mandates and rolling back extra healthcare funding for the poor .


From left to right: JCSU alum and former university trustee Thomas Baldwin; JCSU President Ronald Carter; First Baptist Church-West Senior Pastor the Rev. Ricky A. Woods; and Mildred Grier, JCSU class of 1945, one of the school's oldest living graduates, March 12, 2017. (Qcitymetro)

A day of celebration for two of Charlotte’s oldest black institutions – JCSU and First Baptist Church-West

Both institutions, currently separated by less than a mile along the Beatties Ford Road corridor, were founded in 1867 –...


Darren Vincent (Qcitymetro)

Darren Vincent: Recent stabbings at Red@28th not reflective of his business

The owner of Red@28th said his business has not been negatively affected by a weekend fight that left five people...


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