New money and big names looking to buy Black businesses

Influential Charlotte business leaders form Bright Hope Capital to bolster minority-owned businesses.
By Katrina Louis | January 5, 2021

NC IDEA grants $100K to Charlotte organizations supporting Black entrepreneurship

ASPIRE Community Capital and City Startup Labs were among the eight recipients selected to elevate Black entrepreneurship in North Carolina.
By Katrina Louis | January 4, 2021

Gas station workers face safety challenges during pandemic

Cashiers at gas stations and convenience stores aren’t typically who we think of as essential workers. How they stay safe on the job isn't easy.
By Gracyn Doctor, WFAE | December 16, 2020

Hornets’ President, CIAA Commissioner talk joining sports leadership council, Covid effect and increasing tourism

Fred Whitfield and Jacqie McWilliams are among the 31 individuals part of the North Carolina Sports Leadership Council. The group is helping to increase sports event tourism across the state.
By Jonathan Limehouse | December 15, 2020

What The Fries food truck owners plan big changes in 2021

The partners announced plans to open a south Charlotte restaurant and put their truck on hiatus.
By Glenn Burkins | December 12, 2020

She hired her first employees a week before the pandemic arrived. How has business fared since then?

Destini Gilliam's story is indicative of a much bigger narrative that has impacted Black businesses, specifically those owned by Black women.
By Katrina Louis | December 11, 2020

With a second chance, Dave Moore pays it forward to at-risk youth and returning citizens

Dave Moore served a three-year sentence for selling drugs. But past mistakes won't define him or those who join his auto body repair program.
By Jonathan Limehouse | December 10, 2020

Meet the woman behind V-Spa Charlotte, who opened a second location during a pandemic

West Charlotte native Shakira McGill says there has been desperate demand during the pandemic for the spa that caters to women’s intimate parts.
By Katrina Louis | November 30, 2020

Black Charlotte’s Holiday Gift Guide

Find the perfect gift and some holiday deals this year from a local Black-owned business.
By Bethany Lane | November 27, 2020

This popular retail shop is anticipating Black Friday to recoup lost sales

704 Shop co-owner Christopher Moxley said in-store sales decline due to the pandemic will make Black Friday even more important than in years past.
By Jonathan Limehouse | November 26, 2020