About

Qcitymetro.com is a news, business and culture platform for the black community in Charlotte, N.C. and surrounding areas. Qcitymetro promotes black excellence, social connectedness and civic engagement via an informed and collective voice online and in person.

We provide color to your perspective. Founded in 2008, Qcitymetro.com is one of the nation’s first digital-only news organizations founded to serve a local, black audience. Today, our online presence includes our website, newsletters and social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Staff

Founder & Publisher
Glenn Burkins
Before launching Qcitymetro, Glenn was business editor and later deputy managing editor for news at The Charlotte Observer. He’s been a reporter at newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times and Los Angeles Times.

At the Journal, he covered the Labor Department, the Clinton White House and the NATO mission in Kosovo (1999), where he was embedded with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

As Africa bureau chief for the Inquirer, he covered the historic election of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, and one of the early outbreaks of Ebola in the former Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo.

He holds a journalism degree from the University of South Carolina. (Go, Cocks!)

Glenn came of age reading Ebony and Jet magazines and was inspired by their founder and publisher, John H. Johnson, the grandson of slaves who started Johnson Publishing Company with a $500 loan from his mother.

He learned the importance of journalism in a functioning democracy by watching the network greats — reporters like Walter Cronkite, Ed Bradley and Dan Rather — provide the nation with an unflinching look at the war in Vietnam.

He was nudged toward journalism by public school teachers.

Glenn launched Qcitymetro in response to industry trends but also as a way to keep Charlotte’s black community informed about issues that shape our lives — everything from government to health to entertainment. Email him at gburkins@qcitymetro.com.


Managing Editor
Katrina Louis

Creative Consultant & Staff Writer
Kallan Louis

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Qcitymetro Team (l to r): Creative Consultant/Staff Writer Kallan Louis; Managing Editor Katrina Louis; Founder/Publisher Glenn Burkins (Photo: Will Jenkins)