Linda Lockman-Brooks makes history as CPCC board chair

Charlotte business executive is the first woman and the first Black person to chair the board in Central Piedmont’s 58-year history.
By Katrina Louis | July 26, 2021

Back in office, not looking forward to being the ‘it girl’ on race relations, worker says

Survey reveals 97% of Black professionals want flexible work options as employers transition staff back into longtime vacant offices.
By Katrina Louis | July 26, 2021

ProjectiGive hosts inaugural Social Justice Olympics Summit

The two-week summit will intersect athletics, race, education, economics, health and spirituality to advance social change.
By Lindsey Banks | July 22, 2021

Local woman uses puzzles to reflect diversity and promote mental health

Brittny Horne established Shades of Joy, a Charlotte-based toy company that produces handmade puzzles featuring people of color.
By Lindsey Banks | July 19, 2021

James Mitchell quietly exits R.J. Leeper Construction

Mitchell assumed the top role at R.J. Leeper Construction earlier this year after a Charlotte-based investment firm acquired the company. 
By Katrina Louis | July 19, 2021

Ohio native prepares to open Urban Reader, a Black bookstore, in University City

Sonyah Spencer says books have helped her heal during some of life's most difficult periods -- especially following the death of her oldest son in 2013.
By Jalon Hill | July 16, 2021

LendingTree Foundation announces inaugural LendaHand Alliance cohort

Do Greater Charlotte, West Side Community Land Trust among the 10 participating Charlotte-based nonprofits.
By Katrina Louis | July 14, 2021

Teach for America hires NC executive director

Monique Perry-Graves will lead statewide operations for the teacher recruitment and service corps nonprofit.
By Katrina Louis | July 7, 2021

How Black brands are finding success with major retailers

Although Black-owned businesses represent a small fraction of the retail industry, they account for the fastest-growing category of small businesses.
By Katrina Louis | July 6, 2021

The Entrepreneurs Hub of Charlotte is eyeing solo-preneurs and creatives

New east Charlotte facility offers resources to help local entrepreneurs and creatives grow their businesses.
By Katrina Louis | June 30, 2021