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Scene at the 8th annual Arch of Triumph Gala, commemorating the 149th anniversary of Johnson C. Smith University, Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Honorees were: Mattie Solice Grigsby, a retired educator, JCSU graduate (1948) and former university trustee; and Quentin Talley, founder and artistic director of OnQ Performing Arts. JCSU also honored the legacy of the nine people who died in the 2015 shooting at Emanuel African American Episcopal Church in Charleston. (Photo: Glenn H. Burkins for Qcitymetro.com)

Founder and publisher of Qcitymetro, Glenn has worked at newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal and The Charlotte Observer.