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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 […]

National Mentoring Month: Jarron Thomas, role model in corporate America and the community, thanks to mentors

Jarron Thomas has spent years in the tech and consulting industry providing solutions for Fortune 500 companies. His role as a mentor is just as notable.

Black Fathers Rock! ceremony honors local dads and disproves stereotypes

Six Charlotte dads will be crowned in categories such as Father of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Surrogate Father of the Year.

CIAA out of Charlotte, according to source

A source reports that the CIAA basketball tournament, which has been in Charlotte since 2006, will leave the Queen City after its contract expires in 2020.

BLKTECHCLT and Carolina Fintech Hub partner to offer paid training and jobs in tech

New partnership focuses on recruiting local Black IT professionals for six-month training program that concludes with full-time position.

3 newsmakers from 2018 and predictions for 2019

As we look back at 2018, we’re reflecting on our biggest newsmakers in arts/culture, business and community — better known […]

LendingTree to create hundreds of high-paying jobs with Charlotte HQ expansion

City officials ensure intentionality about diverse hiring.

Fa-la-la-Land a new job during the holiday season

Want to start the new year in a new job? Now is the time to make a plan. We’ve got the who, what and where to network during this holiday season.

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.

QcityEVENTS

7.16
Dialogue with Dads
7.17
Charlotte Chorale Auditions
7.17
Charlotte Black Pride CenterStage
7.18
Premiere Thursdays at the Jazz Room presents… Mac Arnold & Plate Full ‘o Blues plays Muddy Waters
7.19
Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week