Block Love Charlotte: Grassroots giving scaled in response to Covid-19

Our spotlight on Black Philanthropy Month continues.
By Sarafina Wright | August 5, 2020

NC reparation efforts focus on ‘generational wealth,’ avoid direct payments

Experts say other North Carolina communities will likely follow suit with reparation efforts — though some reparations advocates have issues with the model used.
By Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez and Anton L. Delgado, NC News Intern Corps | August 2, 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

Senator blocks bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday

Efforts to make Juneteenth a federal holiday intensified amid protests against police brutality and systemic racism in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.
By Katrina Louis | July 23, 2020

1CLT Film Fest celebrates film community and highlights diversity

Twelve local film groups organized the two-day virtual event featuring over 20 projects from regional, national and international filmmakers.
By Kallan Louis | July 21, 2020

Reuben Vincent reflects on his coming-of-age story and ‘Boy Meets World’ EP

The 19-year-old east Charlotte native continues to show promise as a rising hip-hop artist.
By Kallan Louis | July 14, 2020

Black Teacher Archives: A possible path to equity

The Harvard University-led project launches with research from the state journals of “Colored Teachers Associations,” which operated for more than 100 years.
By Sarafina Wright | July 13, 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

Rapper Lute showcases Black Lives Matter movement in new music video

The Charlotte native drops timely perspective on his new single, “Life.” The tribute video was dedicated to last month's victims of gun violence.
By Kallan Louis | July 6, 2020