Pregnancy in times of Covid-19

Two Charlotte couples get candid about their pregnancy journeys as the world fights against the coronavirus pandemic.
By Crystal Marie | May 3, 2020

Charlotte stays at home, in front of the lens

A photo series capturing Charlotteans and a slice of life under lockdown.
By Crystal Marie | April 27, 2020

Great Things boutique is planning for bigger things

Manager Traci Bullock speeds up plans to open an e-commerce store to restock and generate money to support transitional housing
By Crystal Marie | April 17, 2020

Uncharted territory: Black churches prepare for a virtual Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday, known for packed pews and members dressed in the best of their Sunday best, will be a virtual experience for many this year.
By Crystal Marie | April 8, 2020

To be Black, deaf and hard of hearing during a pandemic

For the deaf and hard of hearing, a community that thrives on “live” and in-person communication, the stay-at-home mandate is even more of a hardship.
By Crystal Marie | April 3, 2020

Black Girls RUN! brings Sweat With Your Sole conference to Charlotte

The three-day conference will gather a nationwide community of runners to encourage a healthy lifestyle for women.
By Crystal Marie | August 21, 2019

No privilege, but I still made it to college, thanks to mom

While a number of privileged parents were caught in the college admissions scandal, one writer tells a different story of sacrifice for higher education.
By Crystal Marie | March 14, 2019