Black swim programs battle cross-currents of history — and Covid-19

Mahogany Mermaids upend decades of stereotypes by teaching Black adults to swim, but Charlotte’s minority youth swim team is fighting to stay afloat
By Tim Whitmire | February 27, 2021

What’s good on TV; a guide for Black viewers – Feb 25

This week, we're talking "Buried by the Bernards," "Young Rock," "I May Destroy You" and "L.A.'s Finest."
By Jonathan Limehouse and Bethany Lane | February 24, 2021

Ledisi, Wale headline entertainment for CIAA Virtual Tournament Week

Virtual tournament festivities also include musical performances, Fan Fest, panel discussions and the CIAA Step Show.
By Jonathan Limehouse | February 24, 2021

‘Heritage of Biddleville’ wins Charlotte placemaking bid

Mural highlighting Historic West End will be installed as part of city's I-77 and West Trade Street underpass project.
By Katrina Louis | February 19, 2021

What’s good on TV; a guide for Black viewers – Feb 18

This week, we're discussing "Judas and the Black Messiah," "They Ready," "Raising Dion" and "The Bachelor."
By Jonathan Limehouse and Bethany Lane | February 18, 2021

NC’s first monument honoring Black experience is architect’s final project before his death

Phil Freelon, architect behind the Harvey B. Gantt Center, led team designing NC Freedom Park and iconic Beacon of Freedom.
By Katrina Louis | February 10, 2021

Who needs a college degree?

Maurice Jones talks about his decision to lead a Fortune 500 initiative to employ 1 million Black people without college degrees.
By Jonathan Limehouse | February 10, 2021

Links chapter accepting scholarship applications

Applications are open to Black high school seniors currently enrolled in Mecklenburg County.
By QCity Metro | February 9, 2021

Gantt Center reopens with new exhibitions and free admission

One exhibition, “Lift Every Voice,” tell the story of Charlotte’s response to the last years's nationwide protests against police killings.
By QCity Metro | February 5, 2021

Black hair goes green: One woman’s push to make synthetic hair eco-friendly

Rebundle founder and CEO Ciara Imani May is reimagining synthetic hair and reducing plastic waste.
By Katrina Louis | February 4, 2021