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
The Necessities Company is helping customers shop Black
Aurora Nkrumah Dixon established the Charlotte-based marketplace, which features products from Black-owned brands.
By Bryant Carter | June 29, 2020
City of Charlotte launches $30 million grant program for small businesses
Grant program provides between $10,000 and $25,000 to Charlotte-based small businesses impacted by Covid-19.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 23, 2020
Honeywell donates $2 million, launches Center City Small Business Innovation Fund
Minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses will be shown priority for grants up to $40,000.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 18, 2020
Business spikes for Black-owned security company after competitor’s controversy
Silver Shield Security is attracting an influx of customers sparked by the spotlight on Black businesses and fallout from market competitor.
By Katrina Louis | June 17, 2020
Chime Solutions, a Black-owned firm based in Georgia, will bring 250 jobs to Charlotte
The announcement comes as Charlotte-Mecklenburg struggles to overcome the economic pain brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
By Glenn Burkins | June 17, 2020
Opinion | Black businesses: Grow for today, scale for tomorrow
Business growth pays the bills, but scaling a business can pay for generations.
By Shante Williams | June 15, 2020
This couple’s activism looks to level playing field for Black food workers
Restaurateurs Greg and Subrina Collier talk about changes needed in the food industry as they welcome dine-in guests for latest concept.
By Sabrina Clark | June 11, 2020
Workforce disparities loom large in Charlotte region, CRBA says in new report
While Black workers make up 22.8% of the local workforce, they're clustered in some of the lowest-paying jobs.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 5, 2020
Charlotte Black-owned eateries to visit during NC’s phased reopening
Some have expanded hours and offerings. Many encourage face coverings while limiting the number of customers allowed indoors.
By Sabrina Clark | June 2, 2020