Mecklenburg County cuts ties with nonprofit that manages Historic Latta Plantation
The decision comes after the nonprofit was forced to cancel a Juneteenth program that some critics said was sympathetic to enslavers.
By Glenn Burkins | June 16, 2021
Latta Plantation official defends controversial event once scheduled for Juneteenth
Under pressure, the historic site was forced to cancel a June 19 event created to tell the story of Black emancipation through the eyes of White Southerners who lost everything.
By Glenn Burkins | June 13, 2021
What’s Happening, Charlotte: Weekend events in the Queen City
Things to do and see around Charlotte June 11-13, 2021.
By QCity Metro | June 10, 2021
Juneteenth 2021: 11 Charlotte-area events in honor of “Freedom Day”
A list of free, outdoor events to attend in recognition of Juneteenth.
By QCity Metro | June 9, 2021
Artist commissioned for upcoming Main Library branch project
Tiff Massey, a Detroit-based interdisciplinary artist, has been selected to create public artwork for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s new Main […]
By QCity Metro | June 4, 2021
African American Heritage Festival offers hybrid schedule June 8-12
The annual festival is usually held during Black History Month but was rescheduled and extended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
By Lindsey Banks | June 3, 2021
R&B icon Stephanie Mills returns with a message of Black empowerment — and a music video filmed in uptown Charlotte
Mills, who has called the Charlotte area home for more than 30 years, said her upcoming single -- "Let's Do The Right Thing" -- was inspired by recent events, including the killing of George Floyd.
By Glenn Burkins | May 24, 2021
As city looks to revamp arts funding, independent artists demand ‘seat at the table’
A group calling itself ART Future is calling for greater transparency and public input as City Council considers the plan.
By Glenn Burkins | May 4, 2021
BayHaven Food & Wine Festival to celebrate chefs, food and culture
Chef Greg and Subrina Collier will launch the inaugural festival weekend Oct. 22-24, 2021 at Camp North End.
By Katrina Louis | April 29, 2021
West Charlotte student uses pandemic hurdles as fuel for college dreams
The National Student Clearinghouse reports that historically Black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, have seen a decline in enrollment since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Gracyn Doctor, WFAE | April 20, 2021