Qcity Biz

Q&A with The Creator’s Lawyer Ticora Davis, speaker at Facebook Community Boost

Facebook selected this trademark attorney to participate in the two-day event on social media use for business growth.

My entrepreneurship journey: Terrance & Denean Jackson, serial entrepreneurs

The couple owns a flooring company, a clothing brand, an interior design firm and real estate properties.

5 stories of entrepreneurship as we celebrate National Entrepreneurs’ Day

We’re revisiting five of our top feature stories ahead of National Entrepreneurs’ Day on Nov. 20.

RNC 2020 organizers commit to Black business inclusion

Black leaders are developing a directory of Charlotte’s Black businesses to ensure diverse vendors involved with the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Ms. Elsie’s Caribbean B&B: A tropical getaway tucked in the Charlotte suburbs

The black-owned bed-and-breakfast represents five generations of businesswomen and Caribbean heritage.

The salt room at this Matthews spa is a busy person’s dream

Angela Strother left her 28-year corporate America career to focus on self-care. It turned into a venture to relieve stress for others.

Jamaican Jerk NC: no frills necessary for this taste of the islands

Are you a local chef? Restaurateur? Mixologist? Food aficionado?  Qcitymetro is highlighting those who bring color to Charlotte’s food scene. […]

Get to know the Lockwood Legends house and its fight against gentrification

The House of Lemond keeps it dapper for pop-up collaboration

No Grease! barbershop will feature The House of Lemond at its couture fashion event on Sept. 28.

Cuzzo’s Cuisine: the lobster mac & cheese everyone’s talking about

Are you a local chef? Restaurateur? Mixologist? Food aficionado?  Qcitymetro is highlighting those who bring color to Charlotte’s food scene. […]

How a broken washing machine led to a family business

For Domonique and Les Boone, the road to entrepreneurship began a year ago when her mother’s washing machine gave out.

In Charlotte, 2 new programs to assist minority-owned businesses

One program will focus on providing business loans to entrepreneurs of color; the other will assist minority business owners looking to contract with the NBA during next year’s All-Star game.

Marvin R. Ellison, a retail veteran, named president, CEO at Lowe’s

Ellison currently serves as chairman and CEO of J.C. Penney Company, Inc., where he has led an effort to revive the former retail giant.

Local black-owned business shines on ‘Good Morning America’

Along with national exposure, Qcity entrepreneur Kevin Gatlin got a $10,000 check to help fulfill one of his corporate missions.

Clarence Boston recognized for his work as local entrepreneur

The Reidsville native received the One Meck Community Recognition Award from U.S. Rep. Alma Adams at the start of National Small Business Week.

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