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What’s Happening, Charlotte: Your guide to weekend events (Aug. 17-19)

The Charlotte Pride Parade and Festival, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, is expected to be bigger than ever. Plus, see our list of other local events.

Pedal to Porch brings neighbors together through cycling and storytelling

Charlotte will be the first expansion city to host the successful community-building campaign on Oct. 6.

4 Things I Experienced at Dîner en Blanc

Curious spectators lined the perimeter of Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte to catch a glimpse of the city’s first […]

Dance scholarship provides access to create diversity in ballet

Children with financial need can audition for free dance training on Aug. 16.

University City has Charlotte’s best options for Jamaican food

Growing up in a Haitian household, the things I remember most were the language (Creole), the music (Kompa), and of […]

Meet Daisha Haynesworth, a Qcity Newcomer

A chance for better weather and a vibrant social scene was enough to lure Haynesworth from Cleveland to Charlotte.

Are you a Qcity Newcomer?

Sixty people move to Charlotte every day. Introduce yourself as part of our Qcity Newcomers series.

Can the StoryMining250 project make us less divided?

Levine Museum of the New South’s oral history initiative seeks to build bridges among differences.

Mamizi conference is providing options, not empowerment, for women of color

In the age of #BlackGirlMagic, a new conference dedicated to women of color in technology, entrepreneurship, and digital media made […]

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.

What Center City Partners is doing to boost Charlotte’s music brand

The uptown booster group recently launched a new website that its hopes will become a go-to place for people seeking live music.

News & Buzz

The reason I (a black man) speak up for, and alongside, black women

Serena Williams' treatment proves that the black women I want my daughter to emulate unfairly have to be three times...

Entertainment

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.

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

A day in the life of a physician assistant during Hurricane Florence

Name: Shelda Amilcka Job: Physician Assistant Employer: Novant Health, Urgent Care I was scheduled for the 9 a.m. to 9...

QcityEVENTS

9.20
Gantt After Dark
9.20
City of Charlotte HNS Job Fair
9.21
54th Annual Festival in the Park
9.21
Just Fine: The Mary J Blige Tribute Band – LIVE!
9.21
Black Food Truck Fridays