Multiplatinum Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Fantasia (Barrino) Taylor first captured America’s attention in 2004 as Season 3 winner of “American Idol.” […]
Carolina Black Music Month: Fantasia
Alpha Kappa Alpha Cash Mob targets four Black-owned restaurants
Charlotte chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. lead “Black Food Tour” Cash Mob to patronize four designated restaurants June 15-23.
Local giving circle hosts “Decolonizing Wealth” author Edgar Villanueva
Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing cities in America, with a pattern of wealth that can be traced over its […]
Win a free registration to the Black Enterprise FWD conference
Qcitymetro is giving two (2) entrepreneurs, or aspiring entrepreneurs, the chance to attend Black Enterprise’s FWD conference June 19-22 at […]
Durag Fest returns for another unapologetically Black Juneteenth celebration
Nicknamed the “Met Gala of Durags,” an alternative Juneteenth festival, will take place June 15 at Camp North End. Over 1,200 people attended last year’s inaugural event.
Carolina Black Music Month: Lute
West Charlotte rapper Lute (born Luther Nicholson) created some buzz in Charlotte’s hip-hop scene with his first solo project, “West […]
Cookie Hustle: Local Girl Scout sold 4,203 Girl Scout Cookies, breaks record
Nine-year-old Maddie Miller became the 2019 Girl Scouts Hornets’ Council Top Seller and Record Breaker after selling over 4,000 Girl Scout Cookies.
Carolina Black Music Month: Ben E. King
Carolina Black Music Month is spotlighting Ben E. King. King — a native of Henderson, N.C. — is most known for the 1961 timeless hit “Stand By Me.”
Carolina Black Music Month: Nina Simone
Carolina Black Music Month is spotlighting Nina Simone. Music from the Tryon, N.C., native spanned across genres and often included social commentary.
Juneteenth Festival 2019: Celebrating history and looking to the future
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. A Charlotte celebration will take place June 13-16, 2019.
Local arts roundup: Porch Productions celebrates 10 years, ASC names new president
News from Charlotte’s cultural sector: Black-owned youth theater company celebrates its 10th anniversary; the Arts & Science Council names its new leader to begin July 1.
Carolina Black Music Month: Arsena Schroeder
Arsena Schroeder’s path to becoming a singer-songwriter didn’t begin until she was in college. Since then, the independent artist has […]
Slutty Vegan seduces local residents, hints at Charlotte opening
Slutty Vegan, an Atlanta plant-based burger joint, recently fed hundreds at a pop-up event in Uptown Charlotte. Could they be eyeing a location in the Queen City?
Carolina Black Music Month: Elevator Jay
Over the years, we’ve seen the emergence of Southern hip-hop in places like Atlanta and Texas. While we witnessed North […]
Common gets vulnerable, talks love and life at Charlotte book event
More than 800 people showed up in support of the award-winning artist, activist and author during the Charlotte stop of his book tour.