People

Business is poppin’ for entrepreneur Janelle Doyle at 7th Street Public Market

A former bank employee, Doyle now sells gourmet popcorn flavored to taste like cookies n’ cream, apple pie, and even fried chicken.

Chelsea Clinton used her first 280-character tweet to shout out Braxton Winston

In a tweet aimed at Donald Trump, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton called Winston, elected this week to Charlotte City Council, a “very fine” person — an apparent reference to comments Trump made about white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, Va.

One on one with Shirley Hughes

The JCSU trustees chair talks about the school’s incoming president and the process it took to find him.

Clarence Armbrister, a lawyer with a long career in education, is named JCSU’s next president

Armbrister, currently president of a Philadelphia prep school, will begin his new job at Johnson C. Smith University on Jan. 1, 2018

Kym Jackson learns lesson from grandmother: Pay it forward

American Airlines employee earns company award and $10,000, then donates money to program that helped her sister build a new life.

Despite America’s race problems, author Carol Anderson sees hope

The historian and bestselling author spoke to a diverse crowd Tuesday evening at Spirit Square, where she was a guest of the Levine Museum of the New South.

Richard Hunt visits Qcity for dedication of ‘Spiral Odyssey’

Richard Hunt was in Charlotte over the weekend for the public dedication of his sculpture “Spiral Odyssey,” a stainless-steel abstract […]

Tami Simmons named VP of Institutional Advancement at JCSU

Simmons, who currently works as executive director of Susan G. Komen Charlotte, will start her new job on Oct. 18.

Quentin Talley reports being robbed at gunpoint

Talley, a Charlotte-based actor, musician and poet, posted about the incident late Wednesday on his Facebook page.

Why former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison is still da bomb

During a talk this week in Charlotte, she spoke about courage and diversity, and she painted a futuristic world where girls and people of color are empowered.

20 years in, No Grease turns to franchising to accelerate growth

Owners Damian and Jermaine Johnson said the move is a natural progression for a business that has spent two decades fine-tuning its operating model.

Carol Anderson, author of ‘White Rage,’ to speak at Levine Museum on Sept. 26

History professor traces white backlash against black progress from Reconstruction to the election of Barack Obama.

Scene in the Qcity: 2017 Black Political Caucus Banquet

Scene at the 2017 Black Political Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg banquet, which featured U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters as guest speaker.

In Rock Hill, a consignment shop for men

Shop owner Deborah McCullough says she likes a well-dressed man, and she likes putting their outfits together, so in April she opened His Closet Consignment Shop.

The Scene at Lydia’s Legacy Teal Tea Party

Ladies and gents from around the Qcity gathered on Sunday to raise awareness for a worthy cause.

News & Buzz

Dates, details emerge for Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit in Charlotte

The annual event is returning to Charlotte for the first time since 2008.

Entertainment

A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...

Voices

I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?

Health

Why women should weight train

As a fitness professional, I enjoy seeing others reach their fitness goals — weight loss, gaining strength, revving up their...

Faith

Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm”...

QcityEVENTS

2.18
Pinkalicious, The Musical
2.19
Dr. Eddie Moore-TGFWWWTBB Community Panel Discussion/Book Signing
2.20
Youth Workshops in Clay by Clayworks
2.20
On-the-job training grant info session for career-seekers
2.20
The Knowledge Series: Part 3