Hemp is a hot crop, so why are so few Black farmers growing it?

Despite the challenges of growing hemp, the business can be a rewarding one for farmers. One North Carolina program is trying to encourage and support more Black farmers in the industry.
By Jodi Helmer, Carolina Public Press | March 12, 2021

Charlotte art gallery owner showcases African culture and mission to improve lives of his countrymen

Zimbabwean native Calstain Ganda centers African artists in painting and sculpture collections throughout the University City art gallery.
By Katrina Louis | March 11, 2021

Newlyweds skip honeymoon to launch South Charlotte retail store

Antonio and Andrea Williams opened Tryon Dollar Store shortly after their wedding. They share lessons learned from the journey.
By Katrina Louis | March 9, 2021

Pop-up skating rink coming to University City

Screamin' Wheels and Blades will host "Pop Up and Roll" on April 10 and April 24 outside of Armored Cow Brewery in University City.
By Katrina Louis | March 8, 2021

Update: No Grease will remain at SouthPark Mall

Damian and Jermaine Johnson reach agreement to stay in SouthPark location for the remainder of their temporary lease.
By Katrina Louis | March 3, 2021

Black businesses awarded less than 1 percent of NC’s $9.9B in state agency contracts, study finds

Latest disparity study analyzed contracts awarded to minority- and women-owned businesses in North Carolina over a five-year period.
By Katrina Louis | March 3, 2021

Registration open for SBA Emerging Leaders initiative

SBA North Carolina is seeking 18-20 Charlotte-area small-business executives to participate in the free federal training.
By QCity Metro | March 2, 2021

Changes in PPP eligibility give minority business owners who were skipped over a new shot at loans

President Joe Biden announced changes to the second round of PPP applications enacting an exclusive two-week window for businesses with 20 or fewer employees.
By Maria Ramirez Uribe and Gracyn Doctor | March 1, 2021

Care Ring announces Tchernavia Montgomery as next executive director

She leaves her role as chief program officer at Crisis Assistance Ministry to lead the nonprofit that provides health services to vulnerable residents.
By Katrina Louis | February 26, 2021

Breast cancer survivor opens gourmet popcorn shop

Julie Logan is the newest owner of Popcorn Heaven. The parent company has five locations nationwide, including two in Charlotte.
By Katrina Louis | February 25, 2021