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Alpha Kappa Alpha Cash Mob targets four Black-owned restaurants

Charlotte chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. lead “Black Food Tour” Cash Mob to patronize four designated restaurants June 15-23.

Win a free registration to the Black Enterprise FWD conference

Qcitymetro is giving two (2) entrepreneurs, or aspiring entrepreneurs, the chance to attend Black Enterprise’s FWD conference June 19-22 at […]

Cookie Hustle: Local Girl Scout sold 4,203 Girl Scout Cookies, breaks record

Nine-year-old Maddie Miller became the 2019 Girl Scouts Hornets’ Council Top Seller and Record Breaker after selling over 4,000 Girl Scout Cookies.

Harlem Beer Distributing is looking to diversify Charlotte’s craft beer scene

The Black-owned beer distributor includes Harlem Brewing Company, a craft beer brand created by Shaw University graduate Celeste Beatty.

Get to know Chef Whitney Thomas, from grandma’s kitchen to 5Church’s Executive Chef

Chef Whitney Thomas followed her passion for cooking. Now, she’s executive chef of 5Church Charlotte, one of the city’s trendiest restaurants.

Catching up with Kevin Gatlin, the dad who created playful bedsheets for hospitalized kids

The Charlotte-based dad gathered resources to create Playtime Edventures, bed sets with board games to entertain kids confined to their hospital rooms.

Up close with Cathay Dawkins, leader in Charlotte’s Black business ecosystem

The 2008 recession halted his landscaping business, but Cathay Dawkins turned his circumstances into a “safety net and trampoline” for Charlotte business owners.

Entrepreneur Desmond Wiggan is charging toward the future with BatteryXchange

The tech CEO launched BatteryXchange after returning from studying abroad and won $10,000 during City Startup Labs’ annual pitch competition.

Who’s Who in Black Charlotte, a display of excellence

In a time when the Black community is bombarded with images of things being done TO us, I relish the […]

Will hemp become Charlotte’s top cash crop?

Charlotte entrepreneur Clarence Boston is one who is investing heavily into the local hemp industry. Black farmers represent less than 2% of the country’s 3.2 million farmers.

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.

News & Buzz

Mecklenburg tax collector will seize wages, bank accounts for overdue Medic bills

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Entertainment

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All-Black orchestra showcases tunes that speak to the culture

North Carolina-trained conductor leads orchestra that performs with a contemporary twist.

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

Mecklenburg tax collector will seize wages, bank accounts for overdue Medic bills

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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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Statewide “Green Book” exhibit will highlight Charlotte people and places

North Carolina's 'Green Book Project' explores the 327 entries in "The Negro Motorist Green Book," including the histories of 55...

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