Living Here

Entrepreneur Desmond Wiggan is charging toward the future with BatteryXchange

The tech CEO launched BatteryXchange after returning from studying abroad and won $10,000 during City Startup Labs’ annual pitch competition.

Who’s Who in Black Charlotte, a display of excellence

In a time when the Black community is bombarded with images of things being done TO us, I relish the […]

Will hemp become Charlotte’s top cash crop?

Charlotte entrepreneur Clarence Boston is one who is investing heavily into the local hemp industry. Black farmers represent less than 2% of the country’s 3.2 million farmers.

Beyonce’s ‘Homecoming’ took me back to Fried Chicken Wednesdays and being on the Yard

Beyonce dropped her “Homecoming” documentary on Netflix this week, and it left her fan base feeling inspired, motivated and reflective. […]

Win tickets to Charlotte Jazz Festival events

One lucky reader will get tickets to attend 5 of the hottest shows, courtesy of our partners at Blumenthal Performing Arts.

“Legacy of Lynching” exhibit opens April 25, features Mecklenburg County cases

Museum historian says lynching exhibit is meant to spur difficult and uncomfortable conversations.

Community advocate Tiffany Capers begins as executive director for Grier Heights revitalization nonprofit

Search committee struck by her passion to improve the quality of life in Grier Heights and a “very deep commitment to justice.”

Issa Vibe Adventures is connecting people of color to nature, one hike at a time

Three millennials founded Issa Vibe Adventures to expose people of color to outdoor activities across North Carolina, most notably through semimonthly hikes.

Local athletes and celebrities share stories about fatherhood

Former NBA player Anthony Morrow leads dad panel to talk highs and lows of fatherhood

Loft & Cellar releases new spring menu full of culture, passion and flair

Executive chef Greg Collier pulls from his Southern roots to reveal a menu that is culturally relevant, rooted in history, but accessible to all.

Big Brothers Big Sisters challenges Charlotte Black men to step up

Black children make up 69% of youth served, but Black men make up less than 11% of volunteers.

Charlotte Black Film Festival highlights the art of storytelling in African American culture

Charlotte Black Film Festival is a local staple and welcomed outlet for showcasing the art and business of filmmaking. The African American Playwrights’ Group looks to serve as another resource.

Enter to win passes to the Charlotte Black Film Festival

We’re giving away movie passes to the Charlotte Black Film Festival on April 12 and 13. CBFF highlights culture in […]

RCLM 37 pays homage to West Charlotte while attempting to combat gentrification

The exhibit’s title RCLM 37 refers to the Beatties Ford Road exit 37 off of Interstate 85. It borrows from the cultural influences of Afrofuturism.

JCSU president’s inauguration speech filled with plans to improve upward mobility

JCSU President Clarence Armbrister encouraged the audience to provide scholarships, jobs and other opportunities to help close Charlotte’s opportunity gap.

News & Buzz

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Kemba Walker made the All-NBA Third Team, should Charlotte be worried?

Will Kemba Walker stay with the Hornets after making All-NBA Third Team? The team has the cap space and money...

Entertainment

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Hip-Hop legends headline this year’s North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees

Five music artists with North Carolina ties to be honored at a ceremony in October.

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

Health expert Dr. Ian Smith gives tips, dispels myths on clean eating and healthy living

During a recent Charlotte visit, the New York Times bestselling author and TV host sat down with QCityMetro to talk...

Faith

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Local church organizes to bail out dads on Father’s Day

New Birth Charlotte Church launches Father’s Day Bail Out initiative to bail out nonviolent, first-time offenders on June 16, 2019.

People

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Charlotte Artsy Folks, bridging the gap between artists and art collectors

Charlotte Artsy Folks, a local group of African American art collectors and art lovers, looks to create closer connections with...

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