Davidson alumna who once imagined a career in sports medicine finds her niche in art

More than a year after George Floyd's death altered her career trajectory, Makayla Binter prepares for her first solo show.
By Jalon Hill | September 23, 2021

Arsena Schroeder uses her ‘Unplugged+Live’ concert series to showcase local musicians

On Saturday, Schroeder and her independent record label will host a free, lunchtime music event featuring a live DJ, food trucks, and special performances by Charlotte artists.
By Jalon Hill | September 9, 2021

Charlotte woman shares battle with anxiety through performance

With the debut of her one-woman show, Mia Love Live seeks to shed light on mental health in Black communities.
By Jalon Hill | August 26, 2021

After 16 years in the NBA, JR Smith looks forward to being a student-athlete at NC A&T

The two-time NBA champion will play golf for the Greensboro HBCU while pursuing a degree in liberal studies.
By Jalon Hill | August 24, 2021

Charlotte SHOUT! delayed to 2022 amid a rise in Covid-19 cases

The annual festival is a two-week community celebration of art, music, food and ideas.
By Sarafina Wright | August 23, 2021

Charlotte Brunch Festival returns after two-year hiatus

Lorri Lofton, the event’s founder, said she wants to share her love for trying new foods.
By Jalon Hill | August 19, 2021

Jefferson Davis Street will be renamed Druid Hills Way

The street named after the Confederate president is one of nine Charlotte thoroughfares set for renaming. All have ties to white supremacy.
By Glenn Burkins | August 18, 2021

From McCrorey Heights to Ghana: she’s helping victims of trokosi chart a new path

Trokosi is a traditional system where virgin girls are sent into Troxovi shrines (shrines for gods) as slaves to make amends for wrongs committed by a member of the girl's family.
By Sarafina Wright | August 13, 2021

At the Gantt Center, a new exhibition showcases 25 Black artists — all from the Carolinas

The exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, Aug. 14, with a formal unveiling scheduled for Aug. 28.
By Jalon Hill | August 12, 2021

NCCU senior Tyler Fisher uses past struggles to inspire current writings

The Charlotte native has self-published three books -- all drawn from his early years growing up in poverty.
By Jalon Hill | August 11, 2021