Charlotte, host city of the 2020 RNC, votes to ‘strongly condemn’ Trump’s racist rhetoric

Council member Justin Harlow, who drafted the resolution, said it was meant to be a “statement and stance against racism and xenophobia."
By Olivia Richard | July 23, 2019

National Black MBA Association offers industry insights in Black Think Roundtable report

Business leaders outline challenges and solutions to increase entrepreneurs’ competitiveness in today’s economy.
By Olivia Richard | July 20, 2019

Architect Philip Freelon remembered for changing the landscape of African American arts, culture and history

Gantt Center president and CEO reflects on the legacy of Philip Freelon. The renowned architect died July 9.
By Olivia Richard | July 16, 2019

City of Charlotte hosts 100+ residents during Neighborhood Board Retreat

As part of the half-day retreat, nearly 20 neighborhood groups received $1,500 Neighborhood Matching Grants for community projects.
By Olivia Richard | July 14, 2019

JCSU seeks to document housing and gentrification in Charlotte

The school recently got funding to create a digital, interactive map of the city’s historic buildings and landmarks.
By Olivia Richard | July 11, 2019

Police review board would restrict use of lethal force by officers

Charlotte’s Citizens Review Board Chair says, “Drawing a weapon should be an exception for CPMD officers, not the rule.”
By Olivia Richard | July 10, 2019

Chiante Wester named new women’s basketball coach at Livingstone College

During her 13-year tenure as an assistant coach at Virginia State, Wester was part of a coaching staff that produced more than 200 wins.
By Olivia Richard | July 2, 2019

Black women entrepreneurs gather to address disparities, dispel myths and offer solutions

A recent article sparked talks of Black women's entrepreneurial experiences in Charlotte. The result was Monday's State of Black Women Entrepreneurs in CLT town hall.
By Olivia Richard | June 25, 2019

Two companies pledge $20 million to address affordable housing in Charlotte

With the latest donations, the Charlotte Housing Opportunity Investment Fund is closing in on its $50 million goal.
By Olivia Richard | June 5, 2019