3 fast facts about Nia Franklin, North Carolina native and Miss America 2019

Franklin became the ninth black woman crowned Miss America in the pageant’s 92-year history. The first black woman crowned since 2010.

Sickle cell disease doesn’t stop Charlotte’s ‘The Lion King’ star

The hometown Broadway actor, who plays Young Simba in “The Lion King,” credits his mother and tour wrangler for helping to monitor his illness.

I’m an “American Idol” contestant: CMS teacher takes another shot at fame

After an attempt in 2012, Timothy Moore auditioned again for the singing competition to inspire his students.

6 hip-hop and R&B concert tours coming to Charlotte

Mark your calendars for these Charlotte tour stops in September and October.

It’s time that a black person reviewed “The Book of Mormon”

I finally admitted I was totally offended and there wasn’t a damn thing funny.

Denzel Washington continues doing bad things for good reasons in “The Equalizer 2”

The Academy Award-winning actor stars in his first sequel returning as blue-collar avenger Robert McCall.

Athletes with Carolina roots grace Sports Illustrated’s Fashionable 50 list

Stereotypically, basketball is my favorite sport. Aside from watching the game, I enjoy the pageantry of the pregame and postgame […]

‘The Color Purple’: Reviewed from a (not so angry) black man’s perspective

The Tony Award-winning musical currently on stage in Charlotte is no less damning in its depiction of black men, but it does offer a new and surprising element of redemption.

History told in honest detail at Old Slave Mart Museum in Charleston

This South Carolina port city, once the epicenter of America’s slave trade, is slowly beginning to grapple with its checkered history.

News & Buzz

Police: 12-year-old boy struck by bullet while waiting for school bus

A 12-year-old boy waiting for a school bus was struck by a bullet Thursday morning during a shooting in northeast...

Voices

How Michelle Williams triggered my memories of depression

Recent news about former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams checking into a medical facility for depression triggered a memory about...

Health

Charlotte is testing a plan that could eliminate food waste from our landfills

A pilot program to compost the food we throw out is being tested in eight historically black communities in northwest...

Faith

Pew report reveals trend about black millennial faith

Black millennials ‘stay prayed up,’ according to Pew report

When it comes to faith, black millennials are spiritually inclined and low maintenance but always questioning purpose.

People

From parenthood to eroticism: 5 spoken-word artists showcasing Charlotte’s poetry scene

Once an underground society for Charlotte’s creatives and those who love them, the city’s poetry community — and popularity —...

QcityEVENTS

9.22
Piedmont Pottery & Pickin’
9.22
The Black Mecca
9.22
“What A Difference A Day Makes” Stageplay
9.22
54th Annual Festival in the Park
9.22
Speed Dating (Nat’l Singles Day)