The story behind Charlotte’s Black-owned pizza franchise and how it’s surviving the pandemic

Mr. Jim's.Pizza #77 opened in 1998 because there was a lack of restaurants that delivered to their west Charlotte neighborhood, owner recalls.
By Loán Lake | July 17, 2020

Juneteenth celebrations commemorate “Black Independence Day” as communities fight for justice

Local celebrations adjust for social distancing as Juneteenth marks its 155th anniversary.
By Loán Lake | June 15, 2020

Natacha Candio infuses her Haitian heritage into Charlotte’s food scene

The 34-year-old is making her mark on Charlotte’s food scene by expanding its access to authentic Caribbean food.
By Loán Lake | May 29, 2020

BlackHawk Mortgage is reaching the community faced with stricter loan requirements

The veteran-owned business is ramping up efforts to increase homebuying opportunities and financial literacy in their communities.
By Loán Lake | May 11, 2020

“Live from the Print Shop,” a new stage for Carolina creatives

Series debuts May 1 featuring local artist performances broadcasted from MacFly Fresh Printing Company.
By Loán Lake | April 28, 2020

Charlotte DJs bring musical relief through virtual parties

"Hey DJ, keep playing that song."
By Loán Lake | March 31, 2020

Double Dutch sisters use sport to fight obesity and bullying

Angelicka Crawford and Dominique Artis are the leaders behind Jumping Dreams Double Dutch troupe.
By Loán Lake | March 27, 2020

She went from stages at The Comedy Zone to the writer’s room for “Mixed-ish”

Spencer Taylor was a shy kid who used humor as a defense mechanism. Now, she's a comic writer on network TV.
By Loán Lake | February 4, 2020

Top picks for Afrobeat and Soca in the QC

Cultural vibes in the Queen City.
By Loán Lake | December 19, 2019