Opera singer finds a new beat as the founder of a Charlotte-based music academy

Mahari Freeman, took a leap of faith and started a music school that offers voice and instrumental lessons – and now has five instructors.
By David Griffith, The Charlotte Ledger | April 6, 2021

Three months after her son was killed, a Charlotte mother mourns the murder of her grandson

Both men were shot outside the same convenience store, which neighbors say has become a magnet for crime.
By Glenn Burkins | March 26, 2021

Charlotte Ballet’s Raven Barkley on the power of mentoring

Barkley says African-American mentors have played a significant role in her life.
By Makhaila Anderson, Queens University News Service | March 23, 2021

Juvenile arrested after Saturday shooting inside Northlake mall

The juvenile was charged with attempted murder, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
By Glenn Burkins | March 21, 2021

‘Hometown’: Uptown billboards feature local scenes and work of local artist

Lauren Woods, 28, was among 32 Black photographers chosen by Apple to shoot scenes in the towns where they grew up.
By Glenn Burkins | March 19, 2021

Need help on rent, mortgage, utility bills? Apply here.

Charlotte residents can apply for up to three months of help with their rent, mortgage or utility bills through a city program
By Tyler Wise, Queens University News Service | March 15, 2021

Low Covid-19 vaccination rates reported for N.C.’s Hispanic residents

Only 2.5% of all vaccines administered in the state have been delivered to recipients who identify as Hispanic, state data show.
By Christian Green, Carolina Public Press | March 8, 2021

Mecklenburg will get shipment of new Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

Health officials said the new vaccine means more people will get vaccinated faster.
By Glenn Burkins | March 2, 2021

Rape suspect wanted by CMPD found dead in New York

The man's death was reported days after the Charlotte attack.
By Glenn Burkins | March 2, 2021

N.C. Democrats elect Bobbie Richardson to lead state party

The retired educator and former state legislator is the first Black woman to hold the title.
By Glenn Burkins | February 28, 2021