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Community advocate Tiffany Capers begins as executive director for Grier Heights revitalization nonprofit

Search committee struck by her passion to improve the quality of life in Grier Heights and a “very deep commitment to justice.”

Issa Vibe Adventures is connecting people of color to nature, one hike at a time

Three millennials founded Issa Vibe Adventures to expose people of color to outdoor activities across North Carolina, most notably through semimonthly hikes.

Loft & Cellar releases new spring menu full of culture, passion and flair

Executive chef Greg Collier pulls from his Southern roots to reveal a menu that is culturally relevant, rooted in history, but accessible to all.

Big Brothers Big Sisters challenges Charlotte Black men to step up

Black children make up 69% of youth served, but Black men make up less than 11% of volunteers.

Charlotte Black Film Festival highlights the art of storytelling in African American culture

Charlotte Black Film Festival is a local staple and welcomed outlet for showcasing the art and business of filmmaking. The African American Playwrights’ Group looks to serve as another resource.

City North owner says new project will yield ‘broad economic benefits’

Several Black-owned businesses will be displaced, but new owner say his firm is working to make transition easier.

Grab a treat and pop out your laptop at Queen’s Coffee Bar

In creating Queen’s Coffee Bar, local realtor Raina Purvis thought about her own experiences of setting up client meetings in a coffee shop.

Jazz Arts Initiative reveals new name, logo in celebration of 10th anniversary

Organization now called JazzArts Charlotte to reflect role of the community in jazz culture. Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis on hand to help make announcement.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership announces new senior leadership

The Housing Partnership named Simone McDowell its VP of communications and fund development.

Get to know these nonprofits competing in SEED20 OnStage

Meet some of the nonprofits competing for cash prizes at SEED20 OnStage. To win, they will have to tell their story – who they are and why they matter.

FedEx offers more than $200,000 in Small Business Grant Contest

Ten businesses will receive cash, prizes and business support; contest closes March 25.

Former Carolina Panthers awarded NFL grants for their foundation work

Steve Smith and Charles Tillman among former NFL players recently awarded funds to further work of their nonprofit organizations.

CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams is Black history and women’s history rolled into one

Qcitymetro managing editor Katrina Louis talks with the CIAA commissioner about Bennett College, the importance of HBCUs and why her representation matters.

Local culinary favorite, Chef Greg Collier, nominated for James Beard Award

Greg Collier, owner of The Yolk cafe and executive chef at Loft & Cellar, is the first black chef from Charlotte to earn a James Beard Award nomination.

Hornets executive succeeds in business, but helping youth on and off the court brings greater success

Beyond his role as a leader for Charlotte’s NBA franchise, Fred Whitfield has spent nearly 40 years ensuring that youth have skills on and off the court.

News & Buzz

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CMS suspends Superintendent Clayton Wilcox

The school district announced Monday that Superintendent Clayton Wilcox is suspended with pay. Chief Engagement Officer/Ombudsman Earnest Winston will serve...

Entertainment

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“View the Right Thing” film series tackles racial and social themes through Black cinema

The film and discussion series commemorates the 30th anniversary of "Do the Right Thing" and other movies that sparked social...

Voices

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Charlotte’s Black filmmakers react to John Singleton’s death

Local filmmakers react to the death of Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton, who died on April 29 following complications from...

Health

Michael Floyd works out at the McCrorey YMCA in Charlotte, NC.

‘Real men’ do care for their health; witness these two

On average, men in the U.S. die about five years earlier than women of the same age. Worldwide, that disparity...

Faith

Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

More than 1,200 people attended this annual event, representing 44 local churches.

People

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Rook and King is the fashion accessory your lapel has been missing

Jeremiah Allen, a Johnson C. Smith University graduate, is the founder of Rook and King custom lapel pins.

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Dialogue with Dads
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Charlotte Chorale Auditions
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Charlotte Black Pride CenterStage
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Premiere Thursdays at the Jazz Room presents… Mac Arnold & Plate Full ‘o Blues plays Muddy Waters
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Tupac vs Biggie Night