John W. Love Jr.’s commitment to showing up pays off with $100K art prize

Charlotte's provocative artist awarded prize to produce "The Cathedral of Messes." He also shares why he rejects the "starving artist" narrative.
By Emiene Wright | January 17, 2020

Nonprofit will advocate for University Park homeowners

Attorney created For The Struggle, Inc. after facing constant asks to buy up her west side neighborhood
By Emiene Wright | January 7, 2020

Last-minute gift ideas from 7 Black-owned businesses

Helping last-minute shoppers with affordable holiday gifts from fragrances to body butters to ceramic art.
By Emiene Wright | December 21, 2019

Hemp Neighborhood Store brings CBD to Charlotte’s West Side

Three co-founders launch Hemp Neighborhood Store with hopes of removing stigmas around CBD in Black communities.
By Emiene Wright | December 17, 2019

In Living Color: Tre McGriff debuts his CineOdyssey Film Festival

The three-day event will feature more than 30 films from African-American, Native American, Caribbean, Asian and Afro-British filmmakers.
By Emiene Wright | July 27, 2017

‘Get Out’ is a modern-day classic that peels back the covers of America’s racial amnesia

In one brilliant film, writer Jordan Peele reveals some of the ugly truths about race relations in America, including the seduction of white liberalism.
By Emiene Wright | March 1, 2017

Soul Food Sessions returns with a ‘Journey Through the African Diaspora’

Four months after their first collaboration, five African American chefs from the Charlotte area are reuniting to produce a culinary journey that harkens to the true African roots of soul food.
By Emiene Wright | February 15, 2017