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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.

Q&A with JCSU alum Jamie Miller, entrepreneur and founder of Dear Sister CLT

Jamie Miller, owner of The 518 Group and creator of Dear Sister CLT, shares why relationships are key and other lessons learned.

Charlotte welcomes Black Enterprise summit back for second year

The four-day conference returns to Charlotte and will bring together more than 1,200 entrepreneurs of color with a special focus on tech-driven innovation.

Grab a sweet treat at these 3 black-owned franchises in Charlotte

Entrepreneurs of color are seeing growth with franchises. Smallcakes Cupcakery, Popbar and Famous Toastery are three black-owned Charlotte franchises finding success.

Self-Care for the Busy Professional: Massages are no longer just a luxury service

A Valentine’s Day gift sparked an idea for Brandi Fox that led to the creation of Pamper Us Mobile Massage. Beyond the pampering, mobile massages may be the answer to workplace stress.

Minority Business and Leadership Symposium returns for CIAA 2019 lineup

In its fourth year, the daylong conference — taking place on Feb. 28 — adds the Black Think Executive Roundtable as a new feature.

National Mentoring Month: Networking expert Carlos Davis learned that going above and beyond for others is key to opportunities

Carlos Davis has the gift of gab that inspires others, thanks to mentors who helped set him on a path to service.

National Mentoring Month: For Ciara Lilly, a mentor’s opportunity changed the course of her life

January is National Mentoring Month, a campaign launched in 2002 that focuses attention on the need for mentors and promotes […]

National Mentoring Month: 3 questions with public relations exec LaToya Evans

January is National Mentoring Month, a campaign launched in 2002 that focuses attention on the need for mentors and promotes […]

News & Buzz

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Kemba Walker made the All-NBA Third Team, should Charlotte be worried?

Will Kemba Walker stay with the Hornets after making All-NBA Third Team? The team has the cap space and money...

Entertainment

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Hip-Hop legends headline this year’s North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees

Five music artists with North Carolina ties to be honored at a ceremony in October.

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

Health expert Dr. Ian Smith gives tips, dispels myths on clean eating and healthy living

During a recent Charlotte visit, the New York Times bestselling author and TV host sat down with QCityMetro to talk...

Faith

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Local church organizes to bail out dads on Father’s Day

New Birth Charlotte Church launches Father’s Day Bail Out initiative to bail out nonviolent, first-time offenders on June 16, 2019.

People

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Charlotte Artsy Folks, bridging the gap between artists and art collectors

Charlotte Artsy Folks, a local group of African American art collectors and art lovers, looks to create closer connections with...

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Joyfest Gospel Music Festival at Carowinds
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