People

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 with stab wounds.

WashPost reporter Wesley Lowery to discuss police shootings and black activism

The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author is coming to Charlotte on Thursday, a guest of the Levine Museum of the New South, to talk about his work, his new book and the future of black activism.

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith headlines 2017 CIAA Hall of Fame inductees

ESPN commentator and Winston-Salem State alum Stephen A. Smith and six others will be inducted Friday into the 2016-17 John B. McLendon Jr. Hall of Fame.

Meet Oliver W. Ottley III, a Qcity Newcomer

Ottley moved to Charlotte from Los Angeles, where he works in the film and entertainment industry. Moving to Charlotte felt like destiny, he says.

NCCU trustee launches $1 million endowment with $250,000 gift

The money will be used to enhance the NCCU School of Business, which recently announced plans for a new, state-of-the-art building on the Durham campus.

Cam Newton laughs about all those fashion memes (video)

Go ahead and laugh about Cam Newton’s sometimes-outrageous attire. The Panthers quarterback says he enjoys some of the online memes that have made him the butt of our jokes.

Former county manager Harry Jones dies after cancer battle that inspired many

Jones served as county manager – the first black person to hold the job in Mecklenburg – from 2000 to 2013.

At age 13, CMS student Jasmine “Jazzy” Bell is educating her palate

A student at Piedmont IB Middle, Bell aspires to become a culinary and pastry chef, and recently landed a spot on the Fox television competition MasterChef Junior.

Stephen Curry gets assist from Misty Copeland and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

More professional athletes are speaking up to oppose comments made by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, who praised President Donald Trump as an “asset” to America

CMS chief Ann Clark says she’ll remain committed to Charlotte and its children

The superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said she plans to stay in Charlotte after she steps down June 30.

News & Buzz

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus Executive Committee at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Black lawmakers meet with Trump about infrastructure, reducing crime

Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus met with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, calling the sit-down a "positive" first step...

Entertainment

Get-Out - 1

‘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...

Commentary

Martha Cooper-Hudson

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.

Health

Obamacare

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 .

Faith

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 –...

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