Black Power Moves 2020, Part I: Charlotte Black business leaders share challenges and opportunities
BBOC and the local Black chamber of commerce leaders reflect on the year during Black Business Month.
By Kallan Louis | July 31, 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-owned catering service brings soul to Crave Charlotte
Personal chef Lisa Brooks led an intimate Southern seafood dinner party for the scaled-down food and drink festival.
By Kallan Louis | July 27, 2020
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
Charlotte small businesses get $2.16 million in Covid-19 relief grants
In total, the city will distribute $30 million in federal CARES Act funding to small businesses.
By Glenn Burkins | July 15, 2020
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Chamber awarded $200,000 to support businesses shut down by coronavirus
Board chair says direct business entrepreneurial support and funding are part of the Chamber's new direction.
By Katrina Louis | July 9, 2020
Black architects, interior designers requested for Excelsior Club redevelopment
The project will hire a "dream team" to develop concepts for the remodeling of the Excelsior Club and a boutique hotel on the property.
By Katrina Louis | July 8, 2020
Blackout Day 2020 wants you to protest with your wallet
Organizers encourage the Black community and allies not to spend money at all on Tuesday. If they do shop, then to Buy Black.
By Katrina Louis | July 7, 2020
How North Carolina transformed itself into the worst state to be unemployed
Across the country, unemployment systems are collapsing under an unprecedented number of claims. But some state systems, like North Carolina’s, have long made it harder to receive unemployment benefits.
By Ava Kofman, ProPublica | July 3, 2020