Rock Hill’s Black economic leaders want equity in city’s growth

Black Economic Leadership League is pushing for inclusion with jobs and business opportunities, especially with Carolina Panthers complex coming in 2023.
By Sarafina Wright | October 29, 2020

Patriarch of A.E. Grier & Sons and Grier Heights community remembered

The fourth generation of Griers push forward with the family business.
By Sarafina Wright | September 30, 2020

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library launches initiative amplifying Black stories

The library system's first equity program initiative spotlights works by authors Nikole Hannah-Jones, Toni Morrison, Michael Eric Dyson and more.
By Sarafina Wright | September 17, 2020

“It’s impossible to make money”: Middle C Jazz owner discusses pandemic challenges and alliance petition

Middle C Jazz partially reopened under North Carolina's Phase 2. But to "Save Charlotte Stages," a new alliance is looking for help from local government.
By Sarafina Wright | September 8, 2020

City Startup Labs gives returning citizens tools for entrepreneurship

The improved version of the ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) is providing digital technology skills training to formerly incarcerated people.
By Sarafina Wright | August 20, 2020

Community Link stands in the gap as evictions loom

Now that eviction moratoriums have expired, the local nonprofit is preparing for the influx of people who will need help to find housing.
By Sarafina Wright | August 13, 2020

Block Love Charlotte: Grassroots giving scaled in response to Covid-19

Our spotlight on Black Philanthropy Month continues.
By Sarafina Wright | August 5, 2020

The Bold Project: Philanthropy in times of social justice

Charlotte's New Generation of African American Philanthropists leads The Bold Project as Black Philanthropy Month kicks off.
By Sarafina Wright | July 29, 2020

Black Teacher Archives: A possible path to equity

The Harvard University-led project launches with research from the state journals of “Colored Teachers Associations,” which operated for more than 100 years.
By Sarafina Wright | July 13, 2020

Record expungement remains a priority for Mecklenburg Council of Elders amid the pandemic

The collaborative, which focuses on crime prevention and re-entry services for former offenders, shifts online and sees its message spread further.
By Sarafina Wright | June 30, 2020