About

Our Incredible Journey

Founded in 2008, Qcitymetro.com was one of the nation’s first digital-only news organizations founded to serve a local, Black audience. It’s founder, veteran journalist Glenn H. Burkins, was concerned that Charlotte’s African American community was in danger of being left behind as more local news and information moved from print publications to various online mediums. Our sole mission is to provide news and information relevant to this growing community.

Qcitymetro made a name for itself by delivering on that promise. We strive to publish news, views and information that is both timely and relevant. Our writers are part of the community we serve, and we have opened this website to the diverse voices and opinions that emanate from any healthy community.

Now eight years later, the Qcitymetro band has grown to include several newsletters and social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Looking Ahead

Qcitymetro wants to build an even closer relationship with its growing audience. In the months ahead, we will launch a membership campaign, allowing readers to support our reporting through small, individual donations. In return, members will receive special offers and benefits.

We hope you will Join The Community!

Our Values

Accuracy • Fairness • Integrity

Our History

Qcitymetro.com was founded in December 2008 by Glenn H. Burkins, a veteran newspaper reporter and editor. Glenn previously worked as deputy managing editor and, before that, as business editor, at the Charlotte Observer; labor and White House reporter at the Wall Street Journal; business columnist and Africa correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer; and business writer at the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times. He covered the historic election of Nelson Mandela in 1994, the genocide in Rwanda and the 1995 Ebola outbreak in the former Zaire. Glenn is a native of McConnells, SC, and holds a degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina.

Qcitymetro is an online news partner with the Charlotte Observer and is a member of the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance (CAJA).

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More than 300 people bought tickets to attend AKA Day at the Movies at Studio Grill in Charlotte, which featured the film “Hidden Figures.” The event, held to commemorate the 109th year of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., was hosted by the Alpha Lambda Omega chapter. The event also celebrated the achievements of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three AKA members whose career accomplishments were depicted in the movie. (Photo: Qcitymetro.com)

More than 300 people bought tickets to attend AKA Day at the Movies at Studio Grill in Charlotte, which featured the film “Hidden Figures.” The event, held to commemorate the 109th year of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., was hosted by the Alpha Lambda Omega chapter. The event also celebrated the achievements of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three AKA members whose career accomplishments were depicted in the movie. (Photo: Qcitymetro.com)