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Carolina Black Music Month: Fantasia

Multiplatinum Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Fantasia (Barrino) Taylor first captured America’s attention in 2004 as Season 3 winner of “American Idol.” […]

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.

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.

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Dialogue with Dads
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Charlotte Chorale Auditions
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Charlotte Black Pride CenterStage
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Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week