DaBaby tapped as judge for “Making the Band” reboot auditions

Rapper to join Charlotte casting call taking place March 13-14.
By Kallan Louis | February 23, 2020

5 Kobe Bryant “what ifs”

As a basketball fan, I thought about what Kobe Bryant accomplished, but I also pondered the outcomes if several decisions were made differently.
By Kallan Louis | January 27, 2020

Jason Jet talks his latest EP, “Roll,” and desire for Charlotte’s music scene

A decade following his debut, Jason Jet reflects on his career and how Charlotte can gain its musical identity
By Kallan Louis | January 9, 2020

Opinion | CMPD showed DaBaby who has the juice, but was it worth the squeeze?

The recent incident between CMPD and rapper DaBaby was a missed opportunity for community-building.
By Kallan Louis | December 30, 2019

Opinion | MLS hype, a cautionary tale

Charlotte's sports fans have been stung in the past, and MLS has a short leash.
By Kallan Louis | December 12, 2019

Q&A with J.C. Watts Jr., co-founder of Black News Channel

The former congressman and star athlete discusses the network's delayed launch and the intersection of sports and social consciousness.
By Kallan Louis | December 2, 2019

Essence Magazine’s latest cover features Carolina beauty queens

The magazine features Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA for its "This is America" photo shoot.
By Kallan Louis | October 7, 2019

All-Black orchestra showcases tunes that speak to the culture

North Carolina-trained conductor leads orchestra that performs with a contemporary twist.
By Kallan Louis | September 17, 2019

What’s Happening, CLT: Our curated list of weekend events

There's plenty to do in Charlotte, so get out this weekend and have some fun.
By Kallan Louis | August 22, 2019

‘I’m not a businessman; I’m a business, man’: How we’re feeling about Jay-Z’s NFL partnership and backlash

Reactions mixed about the mogul's deal to to produce the Super Bowl halftime show and other NFL event entertainment.
By Kallan Louis | August 19, 2019