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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.

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.

News & Buzz

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20 families recognized as Habitat Charlotte celebrates milestone

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte hosted its HomeJoy celebration to commemorate serving 2,000 families with affordable housing.

Entertainment

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What’s Happening, CLT: Nov. 8-10 weekend guide

What’s Happening, Charlotte? Weather: So, we’re just going to bypass fall and go straight into winter, huh? Expect sunny days...

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

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Lauren Travis, The Barre Code franchise owner, talks about the ballet barre-inspired workout

Lauren Travis pursued entrepreneurship after encouraging words from her mother and nearly two years as an instructor for The Barre...

Faith

United House of Prayer to host centennial celebration in Charlotte

The Charlotte celebration is expected to draw members and church leaders nationwide, including the church’s current leader, Bishop C. M....

People

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Want to host an event? Good Life at Enderly Park should be on your radar

The owners say the 10,800-square-foot facility is filling a void of minority-owned event venues in Charlotte.

QcityEVENTS

11.14
Aries Spears at The Comedy Zone
11.14
Once On This Island
11.14
Southern Christmas Show
11.14
Vegfest Jr.
11.15
Aries Spears at The Comedy Zone